Pearls and Dreams
I had planned on writing a specific post tonight. I will have to do it tomorrow.
Tonight ... I went to work out this afternoon and then Don and I went to the grocery store. I walked into the house to come in to hear Benjamin crying. He was crying his cry that I've told him he's not to cry unless he has a broken bone.
He and Samuel had had a disagreement. Benjamin had no shirt on. Sugarfoot, Samuel's cat jumped on Benjamin's back and Benjamin threw him off. Sugarfoot hit the table and being a cat ...she hit the floor on all four paws and ran off, a bit miffed.
Samuel, being rather protective of Sugarfoot was livid that Sugarfoot had been thrown. (um, sorry, cat jumps on my bare skin, and I'm likely to fling said cat too!)
He got mad and kicked Benjamin.
Benjamin didn't want to be kicked.
Benjamin held out his hand to prevent being kicked.
Samuel's barefoot kicked Benjamin's hand.
Benjamin was screaming.
Samuel was shocked and mad that Benjamin was screaming so badly, but then, the hand did look a bit odd.
I got home about that time.
Took Bj to the emergency room. Fracture to the 5th metacarpel (however that's spelled). Dark purple bruise on the inside of his hand, big swollen lump on the back side of his hand.
By the time they told us it was broken ... he decided it was funny ...girls think it's cool for boys to have broken bones. OH brother!
Samuel is filled with guilt. We had to force him to eat dinner. Sorry bub ... not going to allow you to self destruct in order to assuage your guilt.
Glad you realize your mistake, but not going to allow you to inappropriately express it. *hugs*
The ER doctor said that normally they send you to the orthopedist a week later, but for some reason the ER doctor wants to see him on Monday. So, I don't know what means or why that is. Maybe they told him this is a rather happy squirmy kid. It is very swollen. We've dealt with too many fractures in this household ...and this is the most swelling I've ever seen. :(
The poor kid went to bed and said it didn't hurt hardly at all. But 10 minutes later called me and said "MOM!!! this hurts!" Yea, honey, you have a broken bone, it's going to hurt especially till you get the real cast.
So much for getting to help raise the wall :*(
For those who follow his essays in Under Cover ... um ...he'll be doing quite a bit of oral work for the next few weeks. *grimace*