Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Sigh ...

We seem to have gone back in time to a time long long ago. No hold on it wasn't long ago it was late last year - actually it only finished around mid January...

Thomas has broken his arm - again! This time it is is wrist. He was away with his Dad at his grandparents place at the southcoast. He was riding his bike, the chain came off and over he went. It was clearly at bad fall - he has grazes on both knees, both elbows, his nose, his lip, his belly. He has a broken wrist. He rang me from the coast a few times on the day of his fall and told me all about it.

When he got back from the coast I said to his Dad that his wrist looked rather swollen. His Dad's mother-in-law is a physio and was done the coast also. She said it looked like a sprain to her. (This was the ever helpful person who told Thomas before Christmas when he got his last cast off that he should do his exercises or he would have to go to Physio which is 'really really painful.' This was a nightmare when it came time to go to Physio as exercise wasn't enough and left my poor boy in tears with worry about the potential upcoming pain. And no amount of consolation from me was believeable - anyhoo). Yesterday when we woke up it was still swollen and he was teary and very uninterested in going to school.

long story short - we went to the GP, she took one look at it and said 'green stick fracture' and off we went back to the hospital. (As and aside can I just say we have had nothing but fabulous treatment from our local hospital and the children's hospital in the last 12 months of constant visits!)

Thomas is a gem. His birthday party is in two weeks. It is a "learn to surf party". At the beach - in the water. He said to the GP 'oh no this can't be true my party is in two weeks' Apart from that and a need for 'something to do at lunchtime' he has completely taken being back in a cast for potentially another six weeks on the (slightly grazed) chin. He really wanted to go to band training this morning (obviously much more comfy with the cast on). He will have spent the best part of this summer in a cast and unable to swim (his favourite activity). He won't be able to surf on his new board or play with his new basketball hoop. His party will have to be delayed...

So I am off now to cancel swimming classes, soccer training and delay the party...oh and join the P&C for the new school as there really is nothing to do at lunch if you don't play soccer...

3 comments:

The Fonaholics said...

Ah kids... dont you love it... a greenstick is much better than a compound, or one requiring manipulation under general anaesthetic... poor little pet.. good excuse for not going to school tho i say! (Me who broke both arms and both legs and a thumb before reaching the age of 7)!!

Lo said...

Oh dear! I hope he mends soon. and good luck with the P&C (I am guessing that is like what we in the States call a Parent-Teacher Association?)

Kelly & Sam Pilgrim-Byrne said...

Oh, you poor, poor, things!