Monday, June 20, 2011

Summer Bummer

It all started Friday afternoon. We received a call from the boys' school that Travis had fallen off a swing and had probably broken his arm. We took him to the ER as soon as the school nurse stabilized him.

Sure enough, he had broken both his right radius and ulna.

The emergency room went well, they weren't very busy and were very nice to Travis. The doctor put Travis out so he could set his arm. It took him a while to wake up, and he was saying the funniest things. I videoed part of it, but I couldn't get it to load on this post.

Travis spent the weekend icing his arm and taking it easy. He got a lot of people to sign his bandage at church.

Today was 5th Grade graduation. Travis was happy that he was able to make it.

Congratulations Travis!

Right after his graduation, we went to the orthopedist. Hanging out for 1 1/2 hours in the cast room with Travis and Marcus almost sent me over the edge. The doctor said that almost every other boy in the area had decided to brake his arm at the beginning of Summer.

Travis had his heart set on a camouflage cast, but he settled for a green one, and we will add brown and black spots later.

Even though Travis was happy to get his cast, he started bumming about spending 4-6 weeks in it. We cheered him up by letting him burn all his school uniform pants.

That made the Summer Bummer a little bit better.

1 comment:

Becky Jensen said...

my neighbor boy broke his arm the same time! :) i guess its in the air