Saturday, April 25, 2009
Another First for Spencer...
First broken bone!
Spencer had quite a soccer game this morning. He came crashing down chasing down the ball. He immediately started shaking out his hand but jumped up and kept running. Between quarters, it looked like he may have jammed his finger, but he kept on playing--and scored two goals to tie the game. By the end of the game, he was hurting, nauseous, swollen, and the finger was starting to turn purple. Off to the pediatrician....who sent us to the ER for X-rays...who said, "Yep. It's broken."
SO...he missed his baseball game this afternoon--and we spent all afternoon at the hospital. Fun. Fun.
Luckily, it is a clean break at the bottom of the finger and should heal in about four weeks. He will have a little splint until the swelling goes down and then will have it buddy-taped for a month. The splint has a nice, little gel cold pack insert to help with the swelling.
The problem is his hand will be immobile for a while-- no baseball, no freestyle at hip hop class, no goalie at soccer, limited PE at school...and get this: even though he is right handed, he WIPES with his left hand. WHAT??? Seriously. Who does that? Poor kid is going to have to learn some new ambidextrous talents!
Posted by Cassandra at 4/25/2009 11:32:00 PM