Well… one way to enter a new year is with a fractured ring finger.
A few days ago Taite and Caleb were playing… well wrestling 🙂 – whats new!
and Taite fell… (no surprise) – and landed on his hand wrong.
He cried, yelped a bit – but then seemed fine.
That evening however his finger was blue and swollen.
I just knew something had to be wrong… but we held off taking him in.
After all, weeks earlier Caleb thought he broke his arm, resulting in an ER visit – and then a $1,200 bill
(don’t get me started on the ER bills – its a sin how much they charge)
Nothing major was broke, according to that x-ray, just a hair line fracture.
So they splinted it up and told us to take it easy for about a week – then see him back in for a follow up.
We may or may not go to the follow up – we will see how things look in a week and decide.
It def was a lot better going to the ortho straight – rather than the ER. The visit with the ortho was just a $30 co-pay. THAT is reasonable.
Taite looks pretty cute with his little splint – which btw we had to replace when we got home. The one they gave him was HUGE!! – So I made my own out of Popsicle sticks.
I have come to realize, life with rowdy boys… will more than likely equal many more of these accidents.
Its just part of life. – hopefully over time they will learn to be a bit more careful tho 🙂