The long anticipated event has finally occurred; Crew broke something. I always say if you are going to do something you should do it well and Crew followed that advice. He broke both bones in his arm about an inch above his wrist and they were offset about an inch. What finally did him in? He was playing tag at recess. While on the slide he decided it would be better to jump off than be tagged and so he did. He wasn't tagged but he broke his arm. I got the call from the school nurse while Gracie was in dance class. The nurse said, "I am not a Dr. so I can't say but your son broke his arm and you need to come pick him up." When I got to the school Crew was amazingly pale and in a lot of pain. I was not prepared to see his arm looking so freaky. I was sure it was broken too. His wrist was off center and hanging down really weird and massively swollen. It really grossed me out.Here is what his arm looked like when he tried to lay it flat on the exam table. There is something definitely wrong!
Here is one of the x-rays. That bottom bone had to be yanked back in place to meet up with the wrist and you can't really see from this picture how off center the top bone is. I was sure glad that Aaron was there for the resetting process since I couldn't even look at his wrist without feeling sick. Aaron is the emergency room parent. I don't know when I became so queazy, but I sure don't handle medical issues very well. Friday he will get his cast and hopefully things will only get better after that! Gigi took him to Target today to get him something to do with only one hand. He of course got a Lego set and is doing amazingly well putting it together with one hand. We also had to pick up some elastic waistband shorts. He can't button his pants with one hand and it's not cool when you're 7 to have your mom help you when you go to the bathroom.