Sunday evening Logan broke his arm. Talk about a traumatic experience. This was our first real emergency situation in our family. I still keep replaying the scene in my mind. It’s going to take me a little while to get over it. Logan on the other hand is doing great and bouncing back wonderfully.
We were over at our neighbor’s house for dinner. The kids were all playing. Logan slipped on his socks in the kitchen and hit the floor. He fell on top of his arm. I heard the scream and ran to him. He was on his belly. I rolled him over trying to figure out what he hurt. He whimpered out his arm and then I saw it. It was definitely broken. Thankfully our neighbor is a nurse. She lifted his arm and then I saw the blood. I will spare you the gory details but I’m sure you can put two and two together.
I yelled for John to get the car. He sprinted down the street for the car while our friend wrapped up Logan’s arm. We got in the car and headed for the hospital. Logan is such a tough kid. He really wasn’t crying at this point just whimpering. And the first thing he said in the car was “at least it wasn’t my throwing hand.” Emergency took us right in.
After taking x-rays and accessing the break the doctor decided he needed surgery. Since we just had dinner they needed to wait at least 6 hours. The surgeon wanted to admit him overnight and do the surgery first thing in the morning. The night was rough. He was in a huge amount of pain. I wish that I could have traded places with him. I spent the night and John went home to be with Nathan.
They came to get us just after 7 for surgery. The surgeon was awesome. She explained everything in detail and answered all of our questions. The surgery only took 20 minutes but it felt like an eternity. Everything went awesome. They didn’t have to open up his arm any further. They were able to clean it up and get the bones back into place.
He has been recovering very well. He is still in pain but adjusting to the cast very well. He is Mr. Independent and does not want my help with anything. He completely amazes me. Logan has been such a trooper throughout this whole situation. I can’t believe his strength. I am very blessed to have this little boy in my life.
We survived our first emergency! Hopefully the next 4 weeks fly by…