Feb 11, 2011

Fall=Broken Bone=Hospital=Surgery

We had a rough night.

Middle Little Man had the worst of it.


This is what happens when you break your arm super bad.

Here is the low down:

Last night just before 7pm our rough and tumble Little Man was standing on a stepping stool. Stool fell out from underneath him. He landed straight onto his elbow, immediate screaming. Enter the Momma from the kitchen, running like my hair was on fire. 

Right away I knew it was trouble. Yelled...okay screamed for hubby. He agreed we had something wrong and we called a friend and friend came over. While trying to get ready to go, I cradled Little Man who was obviously upset. He kept crying, "I am gonna die!" "My arm is gonna be dead!" If it wasn't so heartbreaking, it would be kind of humorous.

Another heartbreaking moment was when Oldest Little Man came down and stood quietly in front of me and let me know that he went upstairs and was nervous so he cried a little. He loves his brother so much. 

After musical urgent cares because we weren't covered at a single one (which ended up being a blessing), we headed to the ER. Everyone in the ER  was super good.

Poor Little Man went along with everything like a trooper. For most of the evening he stayed cuddled in one of those big wagons. The hardest part of the evening was definitely the xray. He was in so much pain. I cradled his sweet tear stained face while hubby told him his favorite made up story about a rocket ship fueled by burps from me.

It was too long after that we learned that this was not a simple break. We learned that it was a break that was only fixable through surgery. We were checking in to the hospital. Little Man just broke down. He was still holding out hope that it wasn't broken. Hubby and I just cuddled and reassured him. When he was calm, I promptly left the room to cry my eyes out.

Thank goodness for great friends who calmed me down and had prayers and kind words for me.

Hubby went home to get some things for Little Man. Per his request his Ducky. The other items not leaving his side last night- Sven our new Sock Monkey (explain more about him at the end of this post), his blankie, and the picture of his broken arm that he requested.



He finally fell asleep just before 2am.

This morning he has done a lot better. I am sure the pain meds have helped. He has gotten use to his temporary splint. He has requested his cast color, red with blue stripes. He now fondly refers to his IV hand as his robot hand. He has gotten to watch SpongeBob, a no-no at our house. He got a tub of play-doh and a matchbox car from the hospital. He is just anxiously waiting for his arm to be all fixed.


While typing this post he has gone from pre op, to surgery, and is now in recovery. It will only be a short time till I see him now. The doctor said everything went great. 

We are so blessed to live so close to a major children's hospital. We are lucky to have just a broken bone wrong. We are blessed to have great friends and family who have taken good care of us and have kept Little Man in their prayers.

On a not so important note- This is Sven the Snow Monkey, Little Man's new hospital bed buddy. This is the project I made for this week's round of American Crafter. I was quite happy with how this little guy turned out, and now I am even happier that it could be a cuddle buddy for our Little Man.


The voting starts today...so after you read this sad post and you feel all sorry for Little Man and me...go on over and VOTE. Sven says to. He says it will make Little Man feel better. Voting ends Sunday night.

Now I am off to care for my Little Man.

20 comments:

Caroline @ Atelier Caroline said...

Best wishes for your little man's recovery !! It's so rough to see your little ones in pain and not being able to do anything ... Big hugs to you to wipe all the stress from a really rough night

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

poor guy! I hope he's feeling better soon!

Jesseca said...

I feel so bad for your little one! I know it's only a matter of time before we have to make that sad trip to the ER... my son jumps off of everything... Good luck! I hope he feels better soon!

Stockhoff Family said...

This is when that fine line between parenting and grandparenting becomes so hard. We love them so much and want to DO SOMETHING and it kills us that we can't from so far away. It is so awesome that Jack has so many people who love him and prayed for him all night. So many of us who wish we could be there so love him and snuggle him and his mommy and daddy. Thank you to all of you, their friends who are there for them.

Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

Oh goodness! So sorry! I hope he has a speedy recovery!

Elle Belles Bows said...

Oh no! I am so very sorry and wish him a speedy recovery! Kerri

Jeff & Michelle said...

Poor sweetheart! I loved the story about his big brother crying for him though. I hope you are all on the mend soon! :(

The Clegg Family said...

oh.my.gosh...your sweet post made me cry! hang in there momma...i love how much love you all have for each other and how much fun you have together no matter what!

i have been through this twice..one broken arm and one broken leg, so i feel your pain!

hugs to you all!
~rach

Sonia said...

Kids bounce back so quickly, I hope he feels better soon!

My son had the same thing happen (except it involved a trampoline). Surgery, pins in the arm. He loved all the extra attention :)

Jess said...

Oh no! Poor little guy-those sad pictures just about broke my heart! and big brother is so sweet to care for his brother so much. Best of luck with the recovery!

Amanda said...

this is NOT the way to get the votes! I'm so sorry. We're praying for you guys.

ColleenandKendra said...

Ohhhhh NO! Prayers being said. Poor guy! I know he doesn't know me at all, but you can still give him smooches and squeezes from his Aunt Colleen and cousin Kendra, ok? And bless your heart---it almost hurts a momma's heart as bad to see her baby hurt, doesn't it? Prayers for you, too. And Spence. Love you guys.

Tanya said...

Oh, I feel for both you and him. So hard to see them in pain, all sad and pathetic and confused looking. Wishing him a speedy recovery!

Allison said...

Oh honey you and little man are in my thoughts!! My 4 year old broke the exact same arm in the same place last May he had to have 2 surgeries on it to fix it and then turned around 6 months later and did it all over again!!! I really hope he has a speedy recovery I know what yall are going through first hand!!!

Tania said...

Poor little boy...
Best wishes for his recovery
Hope he feels better really soon (it looks very painfull)

kp said...

Glad everything seems to be on the up swing. My favorite part of this post though is the most likely unintended pun, "kind of humorous."

Paula said...

I don't think I've ever posted on your blog. But I love your recipes and ideas! Thank you.

The picture of your little boy broke my heart! As a new mom of an 11 month-old baby girl, I guess I'm sensitive to all things mommy-related. I'm SO glad that the surgery went well. I broke my brother's arm growing up and I remember thinking he was gonna die!! It's such a terrible feeling. I'm glad ou received the help you needed :)

Leigh the sewing diva said...

aww poor little man! give him a big hug from me!

Come visit my blog at:
Leigh at The Sewing Diva

miamihoney said...

I am so sorry to hear about your little man. Hope he recovers very fast-sending big hugs your way!

Heidi Dyk said...

Oh poor little guy! Hugs to you all.

p.s. Your monkey is soo cute. I actually remembered to vote this time. :-)

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