Wednesday, September 24, 2014

A Broken Arm... Updated and updated again!


Our sweet little Joey broke his arm today ;-(
We aren't sure exactly how it happened but we think he fell off the top of the slide and was probably trying to catch himself with his hand/ arm.

The break went through both bones and his little arm was dangling.
Our little guy does not like pain and he was screaming at the top of his lungs.

It happened while I was away at a hair appt. 
Thank goodness we have a wonderful experienced sitter who knew just what to do!

Hubby met her at the urgent care/ ER and I arrived as soon as they got the foils out of my hair!


They sedated him and took him back to reset his arm.
Then put him in a soft cast
BUT
the reset didn't work so now hubby and our sweet little Joey are off to Children's Hospital for a second try.
The other Doctor was great but
this time the orthopedic surgeon will be doing it.


He is in a lot of pain but he mustered up a smile for the pic.

Please say prayers that the reset of his arm will work this time and they can come home and get some sleep.

I will update this post when I know more.

Our poor little guy is being reset now.
At Children Hospital they can see it as the reset it- thank you for modern technology!

He will be in a full arm cast for 4 weeks, 
then a half arm cast for 3 weeks,
then a splint for 2 weeks.
It's a 9 week recovery with Dr appts every week.
Oh my...
(stop thinking of yourself, Jean)
We can do this!
Because GOD can do this!

Will update more when I know more!
Please keep the prayers coming!

Latest update:
This time, they were successful with setting the bones.
So thankful it worked the second time around!
I think that is why he has the high cast on now- when he would rotate his arm the bones would come apart.

Their time at the hospital took longer than hoped.
Hubby and Joey arrived home at 2:30am.


He went straight to bed (he is on the lower bunk now and Luke is up top) and slept well!


His fingers are swollen and sore.
We have elevated his arm all day and put ice packs on his hand.


We don't usually play anything we want on the ipad but today and this weekend are an exception!

This too shall pass and life will once again fall into a normal routine!
So thankful he is doing pretty good!
Praise God!!
Thank you for your prayers!
(Keep 'em coming if you can!)

11 comments:

mewohlwend said...

Poor little guy! Not a fun day :(
I'm sure that the Children's docs will do a great job with him. Saying a prayer that the pain improves, and he's home soon. I'm sure it's all a little scary for the little guy.

Laura L. said...

I'm so sorry. Poor guy! That sounds awful. I hope everything will work out just perfectly & he will be home & recovering soon. I'll pray. Casts & doctor appts are not fun. This I know. Get well soon, Joey!

Hanna said...

Oh poor little Joey! Hope he will recover soon.

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

Just been through this with my 7 year old in July. He broke both bones and his are looked like a u or a pipe under ones sink. Sorry about your poor little guy. It is a pretty painful break. I hope they gave him something for the pain.

Brenda Fung said...

Oh no!! Poor Joey. Will watch for updates.....I hope they get him comfortable!!

B

Angela S said...

I'm so sorry! We've done the same injury though under more traumatic circumstances. I think the hardest part other than the initial trauma is that first few days and trying to convince my 6 year old that he'll have less pain if he keeps his arm up.Then later there was a lot of frustration realizing he was unable to do the things he likes such as drawing. Overall we did survive. Promise! We're praying for you!

Lisa Scheidegger said...

Jean:

I dont have enough bandaids in my purse for this one!

Hope He's feeling better soon!

Lisa

Sarah said...

I'm so sorry! Casts are no fun...especially for little boys (and the mamas who love them).

Kirstin said...

Will be praying for healing for your sweet boy and for the stamina and organization and details needed for those extra appointments!

lizzielou said...

Praying for you all! Get better soon little one!

Terry said...

Oh my gosh no fun! Had one who was so "active" and every summer it was stitches or broken bones or something. I'm thankful he made it to adulthood! Get better big guy!