Tonight On ER...

I was simply exhuasted from today and looking forward to going to bed early. That's probably why Josh came back from a biking expidition with his arm stuck over his head. He said when his bike hit a massive groundhog hole and he flipped out over the handlebars, he used his arm to push himself off the ground but the pain was so bad that he didn't want to lower it again. And also his wrist hurt.

I ushered him right back out the door and we ran in to the ER. Two hours later we have Vicodin, Advil, an Ace bandage, 2 slings, an excuse to be off school the rest of the week, 2 ice packs, AND a free hospital gown. (This may or may not resurface as a Halloween outfit.)


He's got this happening (see the small arrow - those two bones should be one):


And he's got this going on (there's a small line at the arrows - another fracture):


Poor kiddo. I''m just hoping the pills are strong enough to allow him some sleep tonight. We'll be seeing the Ortho tomorrow to set the wrist. The worst thing of all is the fact that we're looking at the right shoulder and left wrist.

The doctor called Josh an overachiever. I call him flat-out brave. There were very little tears, and a whole wheelbarrow load of pain.

18 comments:

bluepaintred said...

wow. that IS brave. Im positive that with a broken bone and a fracture I would NOT have gotten up off the road and come back home, I'd have lain their crying til someone found me!

I sure hope the pain pills work for him and he heals quick!

JEllen said...

OHHHH OUCH!!!!! brave soul. hope the healing goes in the right direction.

Suburban Correspondent said...

Ouch!

What happened with your shoulder, by the way?

Teresa Dawn said...

Ouch! If that were me there'd have been a lot more tears!!!

Annette W. said...

He's tough! One more reason to dislike groundhogs!

JennyH said...

Ouch! That is quite a break! Is that his clavicle? Can they even set those?

Right and Left? Poor boy will have to be waited on for weeks, huh?!

Seriously though, I hope he is not in pain and is able to get comfy.

Lisa Page Rosenberg said...

Ow. Poor brave tiny man.
And poor mama. It's so hard watching the small people hurting.
xoxo

Elianah-Sharon said...

That is a nasty break! Bloody groundhog! Hope he feels better soonest!

CanadianMama said...

Holy crap Josh is SUPER tough!! Hopefully it sets nicely and he isn't in too much pain!

Burgh Baby said...

YEOUCH!

stripeycat said...

HUGS... to BOTH of you.

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Trisha said...

Oh my! Poor guy! He really is brave to be dealing with that kind of pain!

The Sports Mama said...

Well crud buckets. That's what I should have brought home with the Teenager the other day.... his x-rays. :)

Glad to hear that Josh is surviving teenager-hood....even if it is in pieces! :)

the planet of janet said...

owies!

those are some nasty x-rays. hope he feels better (and you too)

Michelle said...

oh my! so sorry to hear about what happened to Josh! and what 'luck' to have it happen on each arm :( Hope his recovery time is quick!

Flea said...

Oh my word. I totally missed your tragedy. Looks like he's handling things well, though. You holding up okay?

caramama said...

Owwww! Poor guy! So sorry he's hurt, and I hope he heals up quickly and smoothly.