Saturday, March 6, 2010

We have a broken arm in the house

Sadly, we have broken our first bone. Barely. Aidan fell last night on his elbow while playing with a family friend and we thought he might have had a nurse's elbow (because he has had one before ) but after being in apparent pain all night, we headed to the ER this morning and this is what our diagnosis is...Small fracture and just as I thought Nurse's Elbow. Except the elbow is giving us a hard time so we are seeing a specialist on Monday to make sure it is back in it's place. In the meantime, the little guy is wearing this cast and sling.

Let me just tell you, I would not wish this on my worst enemy. Having a small child that is virtually helpless hurt themselves like this is such a hard thing to go through. They have almost no idea what is going on. He told everyone he was my baby and wanted me to hold him the whole time we were there even though I think that was most painful for him. We were lucky enough to have great Dr.'s and nurses today. As a matter of fact, one of our nurses was in tears with me when we came out of X-ray because we had to move the arm around so much to get good films, the poor baby was screaming bloody murder. I was a wreck and Adam was beside himself. We manged to keep it together in order to not make Aidan more nervous. After laying around in a hospital bed for the majority of the day, Ortho came in and gave him a cast and it was like his personality was turned back on. Well I think the little bit of pain meds helped too. He got Popsicles for the ride home and thanked every one he saw on the way out. I was proud of him.

He is finally in bed. It took us until about 10:30 to get him comfortable. He is a stomach sleeper so it will be interesting to see if he tries to get on his belly in the middle of the night and if that will cause him to wake up.

Please say a little prayer for our little man.

Right after they put his cast on. It was the best feeling to see a smile on his face after so many tears!!!
We stopped by Nana and Grandpa's. They were so worried about him they came over in the middle of the night to check on him and take him to the ER but he had finally fallen asleep so we waited until today. Nana loaded him up with cheese cake, apple juice and popcorn. He's a little spoiled by my parents.

Finally home and he finds the Milk Duds from movie night last night.

And he is disgusted by them. Haha.

I still cannot figure out why this picture will not turn but I just went to check on him and he apparently found a comfortable way to prop up his arm.

Adam and I are both emotionally and physically exhausted from going through this with him today so we are off to bed. Hope everyone enjoyed the gorgeous weather here in Charlotte today!!!! xoxo

1 comment:

Kathryn said...

Oh no!! He is adorable in that little cast though. :)