Just before Micah’s soccer practice today, Reece was climbing on a 4 foot retaining wall that our neighbors have next to their driveway and he fell off. He landed in the driveway. Nobody really saw it, but he cried so we knew something happened. He was not doing the screaming so bad you know it is broken cry. So I did not run to him. I only run for silence and for the really freaked out crying. He was just crying and not moving very fast at all. I checked his arm to see if there was some noticeable break because he said his wrist hurt, but it was not broken completely through nor did he scream bloody murder when I touched the area he said hurt the most. I asked him if he thought he broke it, he said no. So we packed in to the car for soccer practice.

Reece was still crying in the van. We got to soccer practice and Reece was still crying. We walked to the soccer field and he was still crying. He often cries because he hurts a little, or his pride is hurt, or his brothers teased him, but he gets over it pretty fast. After about 20 minutes, he was still crying, he was not moving his arm, and he was shaking. It was chilly, it could have been the wind making him shiver so back into the car we go to see if warming him up helps him stop crying. Nope. We call the pediatrician. The nurse says to bring him in, so we do. We see the doctor on call. We get an x-ray. He has a fracture in both the radius and the ulna.

He was actually rather calm and happy at the doctor’s office. Once he found out the doctor would not need to give him a shot he was just thrilled. He thought the x-ray was really cool and on the walk back from radiology to the pediatrician’s office he says this little gem: “It is very clever that the doctor can send me to take an x-ray.” Ya think? What 4 year old uses the word clever anyhow? He is amazing. He was rather brave through the whole thing.

Now Reece is super excited to show off his new splint and he is thrilled to get his new cast in a few days. He has already decided it will be green.

Tomorrow we will take it easy, but I don’t think he will be held back for long by this. He is such a tough kid!

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Melinda April 6, 2011 at 11:10 p.m.

Oh poor Reece! I miss that little boy!

Meg April 6, 2011 at 11:16 p.m.

Oh, what a thing to have to go through! I love the picture! Hope his night is easy!

Bryan April 7, 2011 at 7:48 a.m.

This morning (after a little motrin) he is happily pretending he is Buzz Lightyear and "zapping" his brother with his wrapped up arm.

Julie April 7, 2011 at 10:35 a.m.

Oh no! I am glad he is doing ok! I was the only one to break a bone in our family too and I am pretty sure my cast was green!