Monday, February 23, 2009

One cast = a very tired boy

Carson has taken to watching Star Wars videos on the computer. After a rather loud and long one, during which I'd asked him several times to turn down the volume, I walked upstairs and found this scene...



And from the front....


Sound asleep...


I finally managed to wake him up.

And yes, that's a cast on his arm. Remember my ranting about my child not being allowed to go to the nurse's office when he got hurt on the playground? Yup, it was THIS child and this is the ensuing injury from that fall on the playground. He stretched the ligaments and caused a seperation of 2 wrist bones (did you know there are 8 bones in your tiny wrist?!?). The cast stays on for 3 weeks and if the bones don't get "squeezed" back together, they will have to do surgery.

And the big bummer is that he did almost the exact same thing last year on his other arm and wore a cast for 6 weeks.

At least this year it's not his writing hand.

Hopefully his teacher will send him (or any child) to the nurse in the future when asked (because it is NOT the job of the teacher to assess a medical condition...yes, I'm still upset by that!)

5 comments:

Tammie said...

What did the principal have to say when you told him/her about Carson's newest accessory? Perhaps he/she took said inserted foot out of mouth long enough to apologize profusely?

Beverly said...

love the sleeping pose! sorry to hear about the cast. No, teachers shouldn't try to diagnos.

The Morris Family said...

Such a bummer for Carson. Casts are such a pain- (believe me we are learning this in spades) But oh so good you went ahead and got it checked out properly. Perhaps the teacher will learn from this and make a better decision next time.
Like the green color, btw, just in time for St. Paddy's...

Super Mommy said...

Sleeping in that chair doesn't look very comfortable - but that was cute!

Wishing Carson a quick recovery (with no surgery).

Vivian M said...

I hope you gave the teacher/principal an update on what happened, so they can rethink their policies and stop playing doctor!
Hope Carson gets well quick and does not need anything further.