We had a wonderful, tiring and very productive first week in our home. So many boxes unpacked, lots of furniture set up along with beds, desks and bookshelves to store more stuff. We love our new home and very quiet neighborhood – only one other family lives in it so far. We love to sit on our front porch steps and watch the kids play, listen to the birds and even quietly observe some deer in the forest nearby.
The boys favorite thing to do is ride their skateboards and scooters down this little hill in front of our house that ends in a culdesac. It’s perfect because no one lives on the street and there’s no traffic.
Last Friday night my mom came by to celebrate our one week anniversary in our new home. She brought champagne!
We were in the kitchen cleaning up when Joshua came running into the house screaming for us to come out front because Andrew was hurt. He’d been riding his scooter and jumped over his skateboard with it. According to Joshua, his first words after his crash were “man that was awesome” and then he screamed because his hand was bleeding.
We cleaned him up and put ice on it. It seemed to be badly bruised and cut, but he could move it. He slept that night and we put more ice on it in the morning. On Saturday JJ’s brother and family came in town for the long weekend and the kids played all day. It was still swollen, but he seemed okay. Sunday and Monday it was still swollen but he could move all of his fingers and his hand. He even played on the Chick-fil-A playground during our family lunch. It was tender but he kept saying it didn’t hurt unless we touched it.
I kept thinking I was overreacting with concern but finally Tuesday after school I insisted we go to urgent care just in case. My friend Kim agreed that it just wasn’t looking right.
Well, it’s fractured!!!
You should’ve seen the “bad mommy” looks I got when we told the nurses and doctor it happened Friday night.They put a temporary cast/splint on it and tomorrow he gets a real cast for 4-6 weeks. Just in time for summer. We’re praying that they’ll give him one that is waterproof so he can swim and bathe (independently!) I have heard they can do that these days.
I keep thinking about that Nationwide slogan about life coming at you fast, and how they’re here to help. Life is surely coming at me fast these days! Well, Nationwide can’t help me this week, but thank goodness I know Someone who can!