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Clean break

My day was going pretty well yesterday. We had a Slip ‘n’ Slide party at church, which the kids really enjoyed. Then we came home, all ready for naps. Ane napped. Tad did not.

Tad decided to try to jump out of his crib.

As a result, I am blogging from the hospital.

Tad broke his left arm.

He has a clean fracture of the humerus bone right above the elbow. He is waiting for surgery – they are going to insert pins into the bone, then cast the arm. The pins will be removed in a week, and then he will wear a cast for at least two weeks after that.

Right now, he is on morphine to manage the pain, and it’s definitely helping, though it makes him sleepy.

Ane stayed with Grandma and Gichan last night, and will hang out at their house with baby Libby today. The Webmaster is taking the day off, obviously. We hope to have Tad home by tonight. Friend and CW Dad came to lend their moral support last night, and we really appreciated their help.

Your good wishes and prayers are greatly appreciated as well. We’ll keep you all posted.

Resting at the hospital, waiting for surgery

14 Responses to “Clean break”

  1. Secha
    August 16th, 2007 03:29
    1

    Poor Tad. =( Here’s to wishing him a speedy recovery. As bad as it is, at least it was only his arm. :-\ *hugs to you and to your family*

  2. Little Cousin's Mommy
    August 16th, 2007 04:40
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    Give him extras kisses from us. Uncle Oddball is very experienced with surgery and broken bones.

  3. Matthew
    August 16th, 2007 04:54
    3

    Oh no! Poor little guy. My thoughts and prayers are with the Tad. Hang in there!

  4. Linda
    August 16th, 2007 09:14
    4

    Poor Tad…Give him our love. We know he is surrounded by love and prayers…ours are just coming from a little distance. And, we are keeping you in our hearts, also.

  5. Juliet
    August 16th, 2007 15:21
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    Oh my goodness! I hope he gets better soon. I’m glad there are so many people there to help you out and give him lots of love.

  6. Captain
    August 16th, 2007 18:02
    6

    When he is all better I need some help putting a new roof on my house.

  7. MetroDad
    August 16th, 2007 18:45
    7

    Oh no! I’m so sorry to hear the news. Hope he makes a speedy recovery. Can’t imagine how scared you must be. My thoughts and prayers are with you!

  8. Busy Mom
    August 17th, 2007 07:42
    8

    Poor baby! I hope he’s on the mend, soon!

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