Tuesday evening, I heard screaming. Keilani was carrying Kono up to me, and she said "Mom, I think he broke his back" not thinking to much into it, I had him stand down to see what was the matter, he buckled over and hit the ground like a bad of potatoes. I kept asking him where it hurt, he screamed my ba. I grabbed him and ran up to my room where Maka was taking a nap, I turned on the light and said. Honey, something is not right with baby. We knew his back was hurt, we knew his leg was hurt. We grabbed our coats, and ran out the door.
Thank heavens that it wasn't his back. Well it was but it wasn't serious. I really freaked out when I thought the pain was assoiciated with his back. The doctor calmed me down and said it was his leg causing the pain, and the back, we must have just bruised it..
I guess Elaisi and Kono where jumping off the couches, and I guess Kono jumped/maybe Elaisi pushed and when it happend their is a crack between our couches. Kono's foot got stuck as he was falling, twisting it, and as he fell to the ground, his bone just couldn't take the twisting and snapped like a twig.
You see in our house... our motto...
Go Big or go HOME!
As we ran to the hospital i realized that it was only 8:30 and I should call our Doctor first. He said he wanted to see him, in case it was broken, he could splint him as he went to the hospital for x-rays. We got there, no question. I said "Well I guarantee you that it is broken, just where, and how bad is my question."
He did a temporary cast and sent us on our way to the hospital.
The radiologist are required not to say a word. BUT-as we finished, she came out and said. With the biggest eyes ever. "Well I am not suppose to tell you if we see something. it is hard to hide it in my face.."it is broken, and it is not little".
My thoughts went blank I was in shock. Really? Can I see? She said "I would so get in trouble for doing this, but OK". I walked back their and it was on the screen..
Was it big..
They call it a Complete "Spiral Fracture". (I think)
A spiral fracture is the worst kind, because it is not a clean break, it broke from about 2 inches from his ankle all the way up to about 3 inches from his knee. The Doctor called me from the hospital and laughed. "what black cloud hangs from your house?"
he has no idea lol
He went on to say that this was way to complicated and that we needed to see a orthopedic surgeon first thing in the morning.
This poor little soul was in so much pain, nothing but Motrin was in him, and it didn't touch the pain. He and I, did not sleep but maybe off and on for about an hours that whole night.
The next day (today) we went and talked to the Ortho, he did x-rays again, and noticed a change, the once non-displacement, is now slightly displaced. Some how between the night and the morning, it shifted..
Lovely. They set it, and casted it. He was so brave, he had my phone up to his ear, ignored the world, and just sang his rasta songs. lol
So now what?
We wait a week. In a week we go back to see if the set stayed.. If it did.. GREAT!!! Then at that point he will stay in his butt cast (I call it that cuz it goes right under his diaper lol) for 4 weeks...
*NON WEIGHT BEARING*
Did you get that? He can't walk on it for 4 weeks.. Not that I didn't have a hard enough time crutching around on my own dumb broken foot, Now I have to figure out how to get him around too????
If it didn't set right, we go for Surgery next week...
I used to say I have the worst luck in the world, and it can't get any worse.
But I know I could,
So I will keep my mouth shut...
I have more than my share of trials, But I am used to them. Bring them on..
Not only will I be stronger spiritually, but physically too! lol
But I do have to say he looks simply adorably sad.. :D
And the radiologists...*your secret is safe with me and the blog world*
Till the next one.