On the evening of February 9th Tate fell off the couch and hurt his right arm. ): When I picked him up I knew something was wrong because of the way he was holding his arm. At first I thought he had dislocated his shoulder, but then Josh and I saw that his wrist/arm looked swollen and kind of bent. Ugh...not again!! Ronan had fallen off a chair at that age and broke his arm (Josh also broke his arm around the same age by falling off a small chair!?!). I was really hoping that Tate's arm would be fine. I took him to Urgent Care for an x-ray and found out that he did indeed have a greenstick fracture. ): He was such a trooper! He didn't cry at all the whole time we were there, and even seemed to enjoy getting his cast on a few days later. I'm so glad he handled it all so well and didn't seem to be in any pain!
|Cutest little sling--thankfully he only had to wear it while waiting for the splint to harden!|
We went to our pediatrician on Feb.13th to get a hard cast put on. It ended up falling off a few hours later, so we had to go in the next day for another cast. That one was just right and stayed on for 3 weeks. (:
When his cast fell off I was so glad that I had kept the original splint! We just wrapped his arm until we went back to the doctor.
Still such a happy boy!
Tate had some special visitors (:
Above: "Auntie" Kelly and her sister Sarah
Below: Grammie & Grandpa brought Tate a huge bear balloon! He LOVES balloons (:
|His arm didn't slow him down much! He still wanted to climb and play and move like normal.|
We found Ronan's old cast, and then Griffin wanted me to wrap his arm like Tate's (Griffin was feeling a little left out because he hasn't broken a bone before. Then I reminded him that he's the only one that has had stitches...and that made him feel better.) (:
|Just trying it out...|
|Tate sportin' his new tight-fitting cast.|
Tate pointing to his arm when I asked, "Where's your owie?"
Great Grammie & Grandpa "Lovey Dovey" came by for a visit
Grandpa was tickling & "getting" the kids, so they got a little hyped up.(: Tate got into it, too.
Ronan & Griffin were hiding from Grandpa and Tate liked finding them and trying to wrestle (which basically means sitting on them).
Griffin is such a good sport (: (: