Saturday, December 29, 2007

'Twas the Day After Christmas

Well, a couple of days after Christmas actually. It was a good Christmas - always good when the family is all together. On the day after Christmas My DD, SIL, and their two girls drove down to NYC for their quarterly scoliosis check-up. They are both wearing soft-core braces, an innovative new treatment for scoliosis, combined with exercises and chiropractor adjustments, and the closest treatment center is a 9 hour drive away in NYC. My grandson decided to stay home so he wouldn't miss his basketball game the next day .....a decision he was to regret, as you can see from the picture below! Only 20 seconds left in the game - and a 200 lb. player on the other team slammed into him (I think football may be the less dangerous sport, at least they have protective equipment on) We took him to the ER, and had his arm xrayed and splinted, (a three hour ordeal) and made an appointment with a specialist to have it set the next day . His parents, who had planned to spend the night in NY, headed back home, took him to the hospital the next morning - and here is the result - in his school colors no less. He is looking at the bright side of things - it's his right hand - won't be able to write (he thinks!), and he won't have to do push-ups at basketball practice anymore. It should be off in 6 weeks and healed in plenty of time for baseball season.


Chris said...

Oh my. By the looks of the cast above the elbow--it wasn't a real nice break. When my daughter was 11 she wore a cast like that--broke both the unla and the radius--she wore it 11 weeks. Hope he heals soon.

Dandy said...

oh poor guy!!

cool cast tho

Happy New Year Jane!

Jenny Girl said...

Happy Belated Birthday!
Sorry to hear about your grandson, and I hope he heals quickly. Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas. May your New Year be happy and bright :)

aksunflour said...

Oh my! Hope that you took your knitting w/you to ER.

Hope that he recovers soon.

Cass said...

Oh no! But what a cool looking cast! He looks like he's being a good sport.