Buckles, Breaks and Babies

Posted by on Jul 12, 2008 in Uncategorized | 7 comments

Yesterday Gideon and I had a pool date with Truman and his parents.  When 3 pm rolled around, I took Gideon upstairs to change and get ready to go as soon as Truman woke up from his nap. But, we never made it.

Instead of spending an hour and a half soaking up the sun and splashing in the chlorinated pee and drool that is the baby pool, we decided to go to the ER and see what was going on there.  Gideon’s really into that new reality show about Johns Hopkins and I figured I’d indulge his obsession.  I only watch it hoping to see either of the two people I know who work there, but he really loves the dramatic personal lives that underscore the difficulties of working in such a demanding helping profession.  At least, that’s what he said while we were watching that heart transplant the other night.  

Fortunately, our trip had nothing to do with surgery.  Just a broken arm. 

He fell off the bed and caught himself, creating a buckle fracture in both of the bones in his forearm.  Here’s a picture of some other kid’s fracture:

And here’s our little guy enjoying the cast that matches his eye color:

He’s handled it all really well and a part from trying to bite the nurse while they put it on and bite the cast afterwards, he barely notices that it’s on.  Well, at least when he’s awake.  Last night was long, but hopefully tonight will be a little more sleep filled.  

Please pray that he’ll heal quickly and continue to tolerate the cast (and that he can have a waterproof cast put on at our follow up appointment so that he can go about his normal routine without the stench of rot).


  1. Oh no! That’s so sad! Although he looks really happy in the photo. I hope he heals quick and the cast doesn’t bug him (or you) too much.

  2. Oh my goodness. Look at Gideon’s little blue cast. Poor baby.
    We’ll be praying for those bones to heal quickly!!

  3. Oh Kim! I’m so sad looking at him with that big old cast on! I’m glad he’s handling it well. He does look really happy!:)

  4. Praying for a fast recovery for lil G roc, but he does look really cute in this picture…

  5. I have it on good authority that a chocolate ice cream cone is really great at helping small bones to heal, so Poppy & Grandma will swing by Sunday evening after a stop at DQ. Which will be right after the trip to Jimmy John’s to get the #9 with extra onions which he loves so much! Remember what Great-Grandma Ruby always said, “Starve a cold, Feed a broken bone!”

  6. We’ll pray for your little guy to heal quickly.

    I’m going to break a bone so that Poppy can bring me ice cream too. May I also have a #9?

  7. Poppy,
    My fifth metatarsal on my right foot is still broken I think that i need some of that chocolate icecream to help it along. (It is a small bone)
    Sorry to hear about Gideon.
    He is just trying the symphathy card in the chruch nursery for the little girls that are in there with him.

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