Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Jason's Broken Arm

Well, it turns out, when you think that fall looked a little odd, even if your tough little guy says he is fine and his arm doesn't hurt, it might be a good idea to get it checked out!

Jason took an odd fall/trip about a week ago, and cried a little, which is odd for him. I told him we should go wee the doctor and he said he felt fine. He was using his arm, hand, etc. just fine so I thought he was okay. But we noticed that every time he fell forward and caught himself with his hands he cried, instead of just bouncing up and continuing on his way. So, long story short, we took him to the pediatrician. His pedi said, it may just be muscular, but to be on the safe side we should get xrays. She did a lot of turn, prodding and nothing in particular seemed to hurt him, he flinched a little when she pressed on the bone just above his wrist. Well, obviously, we got the x-rays and he had broken both bones, radius and ulna, just above his wrist. Yep, that's right, the kid breaks his arm and hardly cries... what is in store for us in the future!

Here is the little guy with his cast, as you can see, none the worse for the wear! We took him to CHOA to get his cast, we love those guys, nothing but amazing and excellent experiences with the entire CHOA system. One of the things I am most thankful for here in Atlanta. Also big thanks to Nana and Papa for getting much appreciated advice from their next door neighbor, a retired pediatric orthopedist!! THANK YOU!!

full slideshow of cast photos