>> Thursday, March 28, 2013
It happened. My baby boy broke his first bone. And while this may be his first broken bone, I am sure it won't be his last. My heart is broken for my little dude, which I am sure won't be my last either.
How did it happen you ask?
Well, you'd think that Action Jackson would break his first bone riding his bike, pretending to be Spider-man, or falling with style like Buzz.
Oh no, not the case.
Jackson broke his elbow while dancing, with his cousin, at a Mexican restaurant. Sorry kids, not exactly the story to brag about while showing off battle wounds.
What's worse than his story is our story of completely blowing him off and chalking it up to being overly tired. #parentsoftheyear #parentfail
Thursday night Jackson and I went on a date to Disney on Ice. We got home late and Jackson woke up as soon as "the sky opened" Friday morning. He went to school on Friday, so at most he got a two hour nap.
Fast-forward a couple of hours. Jackson has been dancing and having a ball for a couple of hours. He's dancing and trips and falls.
Except for the fact that he wouldn't quit screaming.
For the first time ever, we had to leave where we were because we could not get Jackson to settle down.
My mom saw Jackson fall and is a nurse. She was convinced there was nothing wrong with Jackson and that he was probably just exhausted.
So, home we went. And he screamed until we threatened to really give him something to cry about...you know that ol' parental threat. Why at that point we didn't head to the ER I will never know.
Jackson ended up sleeping with us Friday night and moaned in serious pain. At 1:30AM he woke up and we knew his little fall did something to his arm. However, nothing was swollen or bruised. We waited until sunrise and Mr. took Jackson to the urgent care as soon as it opened. They took a few X-rays and thought that Jackson probably just had nurse-maid's elbow and popped it back into place.
They sent the boys on their way and said Jackson should be back to normal.
Boy was that so not the case! We took Jackson to an Easter helicopter egg drop and he couldn't even hunt eggs. He passed on the fun jumps and was just not getting any better. He screamed getting in and out of his car seat and refused to move his arms...and then his hand started to swell.
No sooner than we questioned whether or not we needed to take Jackson to the ER for a second opinion, the urgent care called. Turns out that the radiologist read Jackson's scans and saw a break in his elbow. They had us bring Jackson back in and they put a splint/cast on Jackson's arm. And almost instantly our dude was back to himself!