In 2011, it is one of my resolutions to stay connected with family and friends and share important moments in our daily lives with each of you... hopefully this will give you a glimmer into our home, see our children grow, and be involved in our journey during the year.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

First Broken Bones... Unexpected Moments

Unexpected moments... you would think that we would be prepared for trouble, rowdiness, broken bones, grass stains, and everything else that comes along with a house full of boys! I just wasn't prepared for our first broken bone and I just didn't expect that it would be Chase!

He was playing in the backyard while Cory was doing yard work and he pulled on one of the decorative cinderblocks from our retaining wall. It fell and landed on his foot. The cinderblocks fell about two feet on to his left big toe and of course he had just taken off his boots. He usually never goes in the yard without them since they are his favorite. However for some reason just before this happened he took them off.

Immediately I took him to the emergency room while Cory stayed home with the boys and after 3 x-rays the doctor said it was broken. He was a little trooper though and as we walked through the ER to radiology, he waved and said hello to everyone he passed (in between the sobs). They let us see the x-rays after they took them and right away I could see the fracture.

They put a splint on it until we can get an appointment with orthopedics. Hopefully we can get an appointment tomorrow. They said it should heal well as long as he stays off of it. Easier said than done!

So now we are home and he is finally resting... My poor baby. I wish I could make him feel better. Luckily he is brave and resillient and I am sure he will be running around again very soon!

We will keep you posted over the next few days and let you know how he is recovering.

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