The incriminating slide:
I tried to make him stand but he wouldn't. So we sat down and had a cookie, and I gave it a few minutes. We tried again and he still wouldn't put weight on it...I made him try to walk and he limped. I thought it was a sprain, so I called the clinic to see if he could be seen. The clinic was closed for training so I decided the ER would be our best bet. (But I was for sure thinking they would tell me I was overreacting and it was just a sprain) The doctors took all the necessary information, then we waited...and waited. After an exam they sent us off to radiology. God bless the pour soul who had to help me that day. Miles was SO ANGRY (no wonder...he hurt and we were twisting him all around to get xrays) and screamed a scream I have never heard him yell. I was teary the whole time, trying to calm him down while pinning his tiny thrashing body on the table so the radiologist could get a good shot of the bones. After xrays were over we headed back to our curtained corner and waited some more. The doc came in and told me "well...it's broken".
|You can see the break on his tibia. It goes diagonal from top left to bottom right, near the bottom of the bone. You can also see my fingers trying to hold his foot still.|
I was STUNNED! And then I immediately felt horrible. I had made him go down the slide...on my lap...and then I'd made him try to walk it off. Mother of the Year right here. They sent down a guy from orthopedics to wrap Miles in a temporary splint with orders to return the following morning to get his real cast.
The next morning we showed up to get the cast...we let Miles pick the color.
After the cast was on they had to cut down both sides to allow for swelling. We'll go back this Friday to get it cinched back up and re-wrapped.
|Daddy and Miles after 2 hours of casting|
He has done ok with it all, considering. His patience is definitely impacted. He can't get around as easy and that frustrates him. We have watched Cars 2 six times in the last three days...his request...and spent a lot of time snuggling (which although I hate the reason...I'll take snuggles when I can get them!) Our good friends Rebecca and Kelly got him a present to play with, it's a racecar track that is only about 1.5ft tall so it's the perfect height for him to play. He has already started crawling around...he just drags the casted leg behind him. He hasn't tried to walk on it yet - but I'm sure the time will come - he is a stubborn little guy.
Thank heavens for baby legwarmers!! It is still chilly here and we can't fit any of his pants over the cast so he's been in shorts and a legwarmer on the non-broken leg.