Thursday, January 3, 2008

Note to self......

Note to self.......fall down a flight of stairs, get an x-ray.

Colin broke his arm........a week ago.

Colin goes sees his father twice a year (yup, I said twice, but that is another story). We meet in Scranton, PA (he lives upstate, NY). This is about 1 hr 15 minutes from me and about 2 hours from him.

As we were getting ready to leave last week (day after Christmas), Colin fell down the entire flight of stairs. All 14 of them. He cried and cried and I put some ice on it and gave him some tylenol. He father does not have a cell phone so I could not call him to let me know that I might have to bring him to the drs. Colin is the biggest drama queen, so I just though he was being overly dramatic. So, we went to drop him off. I told his father what happen, and told him that if it still bothered him that he should bring him to the dr. Well, he comes home yesterday and still says his arm hurts.

So, last night I bring him to an urgent care place - mainly just to shut him up....totally thinking is was just bruised. Well, they take the x-ray and it is a complete break right through the bone AND the bone is shifted a little so we need to go to an orthopedic asap. It is the bone between the elbow and shoulder and the break is about 1-2 inches from the shoulder. Apparently a very bad place to break.

So, today we bring him to the orthopedic. Yup - broken. But not as bad as they made it sound yesterday. The doctor called it a buckle fracture. There is a little bubble at the crack site, but he does not think it is shifted.

Since it is in a bad spot, they can not cast it. So, he is just in a shoulder sling for the next 3 weeks and then we have to another x-ray. In the meantime, no sports. OH Boy is he pissed.

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