The pictures are out of order!
The bent arm!
Waiting to leave the Er!
Getting the splint
Well it happened. We have officially been inducted into that part of parenthood. The part that all parents dread happening ... And secretly wonder just how long it'll be before they get there. For us we thought we would have that dreaded ER visit a long time ago. We were pleased that we were six weeks shy of four years.
That's right, on September 19, 2011 Oliver broke both bones in his left upper wrist lower forearm. We were out in the front yard. I had been doing a bit of yard work. I had given a 5 minute warning so we could go in and have dinner. I turned around to put some clothes in the dryer and heard a smack on the concrete followed by lots of crying. I knew it was not good right away. Oliver doesn't cry over every skinned knee. He cries if he's truly hurt. We went inside and he sat on the step in between the living room and kitchen. Oliver was chalk white. For anyone who knows my O man at all you know his cheeks are always rosy! I cleaned up his scrapes and looked at arm. I could tell it was bad because there appeared to be a bend in his arm. I called a friend of mine who is a nurse at a pediatric orthopedic hospital. Her and her husband came right over and with their insight I decided a trip to the ER was in order. Our sweet friends drove the boys and me (since Berto was at work with our car).
After X-rays we found that he had in fact fractured both the radius and ulna bones. As soon as it was splinted the color came back in his cheeks.
We had to wait a whole week for his cast. He picked blue and to my surprise the cast is waterproof which is amazing! He has to wear it for four weeks, and it could take up to a year for his arm to appear straight again.
Our other first was on Saturday September 24, 2011 our sweet Isaac took his first steps. He was holding onto Berto and took three steps to the couch! He's not walking yet... But I am afraid it will be any day now!!