Thursday, August 9, 2012

Thankful Thursday: Cast

Enzo remains up to his usual antics.

It's OK to wince. 

Strangers did every where we've been with Enzo since last Thursday. 

He broke his arm. He tripped and fell in the living room on the carpet. There were no super hero jumps or Olympic moves. He ran. He fell. 

People anticipate a better story. I can tell by their reactions that "he tripped and fell" doesn't satisfy. 

He did well during the four-hour trip to the ER. None of us enjoyed the X-rays. We were able to get a cast on Friday morning after a few hours of sleep. 

The cast is doing its job. Enzo runs around like normal. He's managed to black his eye and bloody his lip and knees. We anticipate about four weeks in the cast and then a splint. 

I'm thankful the cast is protecting his arm. The break needs to heal. Getting him to rest or slow down is always another story. 

Many  people have said, "Welcome to raising a boy" when they see the cast. I pray we don't have years of these types of falls ahead of us. I like a drama-free life, especially in the area of family health. 

I may craft him an outfit out of Bubble Wrap and packing tape. It would make me feel better.


24 comments:

  1. So sorry for his broken arm. He's a cutie. Well, I raised 3 boys and we all survived. Enjoy them while they are young.

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  2. Aw, poor Enzo! And poor you! It's exhausting worrying about protecting them all the time isn't it? And I have to report, it doesn't change - mine are all mid to late teens and I'm still worrying :) I hope his arm heals well, and I would say I hope he feels better soon, but it sounds like he feels just fine - thank goodness for him, and get out the bubble wrap for you :)

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  3. I never had a cast on my son (how he got through his rough and tumble years, and his teenage years, without a cast is beyond me). But he did get loads of stitches. And no, this stuff does not slow them down a bit!

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  4. Oh, so sorry about this. Loss of sleep is not fun either. I have stories, and to make you feel better (maybe) both my daughter and son had broken bones & stitches-not always a gender issue, but just kids being busy and adventurous. Glad you've made it through this far!

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  5. Poor Enzo :( It's got to be so hard to watch your kid go through that.

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  6. Just wanted to send an electronic (hug) to Enzo and his mama. Hope the four weeks flies by!

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  7. Hugs to you and to him -- and one for your husband too.
    My son tripped and fell and fractured his tibia when he was about 2 1/2. We couldn't believe it. We were at a horse show.
    Wow.
    Yeah, boys.

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  8. He is a real cutie-pie, the picture of innocence... but boys will be boys... and children are resilient, they bounce back quickly, so hang in there...

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  9. The photo says it all. Poor little guy. But, it sounds like he's getting around. It's amazing how resilient kids can be. Bet its harder on Mommy. Loved your opening sentence (lead). Great!

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  10. Oh no, so sorry. My son broke his arm last summer. Yes, the slowing down is for sure the worst part. And the itching. :(

    Thought of you . . . read a picture book to my daughter that I LOVED. Had never seen it before. LITTLE PEA. I can't remember the author. Very clever story. There's another in the series that is just as clever called LITTLE HOOT.

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  11. Poor Enzo--and poor you!! ER trips are an ordeal, I feel for you. I like the bubble wrap idea. :) At least you know he must be feeling good if he's bouncing around. Wishing him a speedy recovery!

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  12. Glad he is up and running...two of my three are boys (well, men now)...and they had very few ER visits. :) I remember a fishing hook stuck in the carpet AND in Peter's foot. :( I remember several tiny fractures in Jason's foot that did not require a cast...only crutches...the day before we flew to spend a week at Disneyworld...caused by Jason kicking Peter in the knee (he missed the pillow that he was supposed to kick into) as they played Ninjas. I smile as I think back on those moments...but I'm sure I wasn't smiling then.
    Best of luck, Stacy!
    Oh, will you be going to the local SCBWI meeting on Sunday, August 19 from 1-4pm...I plan to...as long as Colorado Springs doesn't burn down. :) I promised I would bring a treat to share. :) Hope I'll see you there!

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  13. What a cute picture of Enzo. May he heal quickly. In the meantime, you can fabricate a story to go along with the cast. There is a great picture book idea brewing somewhere in that mind of yours..I know it. You sre right. A story like ran and fell doesn't cut it in today's society.

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  15. I like the bubble wrap idea! Poor Enzo. I haven't gotten any broken bones or stitches yet, but I almost got stitches but told my parents I wanted to eat before going to the ER (I got a piece of metal through my lower lip when I fell on it). After I ate watermelon the bleeding stopped so we didn't go to the ER! :)

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  16. Poor Enzo and mommy. Enzo appears to have adjusted to his cast. Your bubble wrap and tape idea made me laugh.

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  17. Poor little fella. And cute as a button, too.

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  18. What an adorable little guy. I bet the break hurts his mama more than him. Sending healing thoughts and wishes.

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  19. So glad it hasn't slowed him down!

    ~Debbie

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  20. Hi, Stacy! I definitely like the bubble wrap idea.

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  21. Thank you all for checking on Enzo. He should have the Enzo Armor - the cast not the bubble wrap for another 10 days. The doctor says the healing process is perfect. :)

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  22. Hey Thanks for the follow! I hope your little guy heals quickly! I wouldn't be surpised if I have such events in my future. I remember watching my cousin's little guy running back from the restroom at a restaurant and he didn't stop fast enough and crashed right into the table.. little boys seem to be full of life!

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  23. Leah, I have heard more than once: "Welcome to boyhood."

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  24. Oh, poor Enzo! He seems to have bounced back, especially if he's managed a black eye and a bloody lip! We've had our share of casts and stitches here over the years, it comes with the territory of active kiddos. The ER is an exhausting place to spend more than 10 minutes. I'm glad he's healing well and that the cast will be short-lived, :)

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