Thursday, February 12, 2009

This is a first

We've never had anyone in a cast at our house. We've had plenty of stitches and even surgeries. This kid holds the record on both of those so it's only right that he gets to be the first cast as well! His wrist is damaged at the growth plate. I honestly can't tell there's a problem, but apparently the gap between bones is too wide and off center. (I'm just going to trust the surgeon and his 30 years of experience on this one.)

He doesn't look too thrilled. I think he was hoping for some kind of miracle cure. This pretty much puts an end to his snowboarding season and his basketball season (where his team is undefeated in two different leagues).

This will be a lot more comfortable than the splint he has been in while we waited for the swelling to go down.

He's a pretty tough kid and I'm sure he'll come through this without a hitch. Just to make sure he was off to a good start we headed straight for Carl's Jr. where he ate a Bacon Avacado Six Dollar Burger (the whole thing!), fries and a coke. That ought to help, right?


Kristina P. said...

I'm sure Bacon Avocado Burgers help anything!

MicheLLe said...

What a bummer.

Shelley~Maren said...

Such a trooper! I can't imagine the pain it must have been for a whole week! I'm glad things are falling into place now!

Vennesa said...

Which gap? the one between the two arm bones, or between the wrist and the arm? Don't know why I want to know this, but I do.

tiburon said...

Poor little guy!

At least he did it in winter and not the first week of summer like Avery did last year.

Hopefully he will be good as new soon!