Thursday, September 04, 2008

Kindergarten day 2

Well the 2nd day of kindergarten brought an unexpected twist. As I stood on the playground talking to another mom, Dean leapt off the playstructure platform, bonked his head on the bar above and fell to the ground landing on his left elbow which resulted in a humerus distal fracture - fancy talk for he broke his elbow. We spent a couple of hours in the urgent care clinic and he is now resting comfortably. Poor kid really went through it tonight and was a trooper. Jack was great too - very helpful and understanding. Tomorrow, I will take dean to the orthopedist to have a permanent cast put on. Luckily, it is a small, simple fracture that should heal without any complications. We're really grateful for that.


US said...

Didn't you and Chad both brake your left arms at about that age? One of my favoriate pictures we have is of you and Chad in cute plaid shirts both with your left arm in casts. I will have to find that and send it to Dean!

Daria said...

Oh no! Poor little guy. Thank goodness you were there! But, think of this...he'll now be the cool kid with the cast that everyone can sign.

Anonymous said...

I think ice cream cures a broken elbow : )
Well... maybe just might make it feel better.