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Fairly Odd Mother

Frantically waving my magic wand to make wishes come true.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Sticks and Stones

He wasn't even riding his scooter at the time. He must have just fallen sideways and landed, with a hard thud, on his elbow.

There were tears, but mostly it was his arm that hung limp by his side that scared me. I carried him indoors and tried to distract him with cartoons, grapes, jokes---wanting to see if his arm would come back to life.

Instead, he and I went to the ER. Four hours of my little guy in my lap, head on my chest, little arm hanging by his side. He was so quiet and stoic until the x-rays, when he screamed as his arm was straightened, was twisted, for the best picture. The technician looked like she might cry.

Nothing definitive. We see an orthopedic surgeon tomorrow to determine what the plan should be. Right now, he sleeps, exhausted from his ordeal.

And, I type, as I wait for the fatigue in my body to overcome my brain and let me rest.

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16 Comments:

Blogger Alpha DogMa said...

Oh. Poorly Fairly Odd Son. A broken arm. And he's so little.

11:13 PM  
Anonymous Summer said...

Oh no! Poor little guy.

11:27 PM  
Anonymous Lisa said...

Oh, the poor kid. I broke my arm recently and having the xrays taken was the WORST. Hugs to you both.

1:58 AM  
Blogger Robin said...

Poor little guy :(. I hope it turns out to be something easily healable (and that if he needs a cast he gets a really cool color, and better yet make it waterproof too).

3:44 AM  
Blogger SuburbanCorrespondent said...

You'll be wiped out today yourself. All that stress does a number on us parents...

6:34 AM  
Blogger Red said...

I can feel his pain...literally. I dislocated me knee a little over two years ago...OUCH!

I am thinking of him.

10:17 AM  
Blogger toyfoto said...

Oh, poor boy. Sending you my best thoughts for a fast and complete recovery.

11:01 AM  
Blogger CSierra said...

Ouch. Give him a hug from us and I hope he's on the mend soon!

12:17 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

Oh no! It is so hard to see them hurting. How is he doing now?

12:29 PM  
Blogger AnotherMomCreation said...

Oh no! I hope its nothing too serious! Let me know if you need anything!

12:47 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Ugh, so awful when that happens.

Emily broke her collarbone in the middle of the night, just falling out of her (twin-sized, small) bed onto her (carpeted) floor. She was 4 at the time. It was just as you say - the quiet and the not-moving made me a lot more nervous than the tears.

I hope he heals quickly - and you, too.

5:16 PM  
Blogger Jess Riley said...

Poor kiddo!!! When I was eight I fell while riding my bike--caught myself on my elbow and broke it. My dad heard the whole thing, ran up, and started moving my arm all around to gauge the damage: "Does this hurt? How about now? Oh, it's not so bad!"

I had to have a special cast because it swelled so badly. They even had to cut my favorite shirt off of me because it wouldn't fit around the elbow: an ugly pink thing with a zebra on it.

Ah, memories.

8:42 PM  
Blogger Beck said...

Oh, no no no.
And oddly enough, we thought we would have to take The Baby to emergency for the SAME THING this afternoon. She's okay and I hope your little guy is, too.

9:06 PM  
Blogger Velma said...

Poor kid! (Poor mom!)

I hope he feels better today.

10:30 AM  
Anonymous Cristina said...

So sorry to hear about Dante! Poor little man. :( I hope all heals quickly.

8:53 PM  
Blogger Life As I Know It said...

Oh, I'm so sorry. Hoping he heals quickly.

10:20 PM  

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