Monday, December 12, 2011

Our 1st broken bone

We had a good run of over 9 years without a broken bone in our house. I knew with 4 boys it would eventually happen, but I won't lie and say I wasn't secretly hoping we could somehow avoid it. Just before bedtime on Wednesday, Brandt and Brennan were wrestling when they were suppose to be putting away laundry. Brennan started crying, but nothing hysterical. I didn't think anything of it until he cried an hour later when I tried to put his pajamas on. Anytime we moved his arm he cried hysterically. My heart sank and I was afraid he had broken his collar bone. He wouldn't use his left hand at all and held his arm to his body. Anytime he moved, or sat up, or even tried to walk he cried. He stayed on the sofa pretty much non-stop for 2 days.Brennan eating a chocolate chip cookie at 8:45 at night...anything to keep him from crying. lol He was a trooper and left the ice on there. He only woke up once during the night crying.I took him to urgent care 1st thing Thursday morning and my fears were confirmed. A broken left collar bone. Thankfully, they don't do much for a collar bone so if you have to break a bone this is a pretty good one. :) It was an angular break and not straight across so Brennan has to wear a brace for at least 4-6 weeks to help it heal. Thankfully, he doesn't have to sleep in it.Brennan and his new dolphin that he got for being so brave. After 2 days he started feeling much better. He got off the sofa and started playing again. Bryson said "I am so glad you can walk again Brennan"...too cute! I even caught him trying to do a roll this weekend, although that did end with him crying and grabbing his arm. Poor baby!We had his follow-up appointment today with the Orthopedic doctor. They checked his skin above his break, and thankfully it looks good so he won't need surgery. They said he might have a permanent bump there, but since he is so young everything should heal great. The plus side is they had a pediatric brace that actually fits him! We go back in 4 weeks for another x-ray and will hopefully be released from the brace then. Until then he will need to wear the brace during the day and not do any push ups or upper body playing.