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Thursday, November 26, 2009

One Big Ouch!

I know there is nothing worse than to see your child in pain and know there is nothing you can do about it! Last Monday, Nov 16th- Cale fell off the back porch steps at his babysitter's house and broke his femur bone in his left leg. At first, I thought he had sprained his ankle, but little did I know it was much worse!

We took him up to Lakeview Hospital in the Emergency room- and they X-rayed him and found that he had definately broke his leg. They then transported us down to Primary Childrens to have an orthopedic surgeon look at it.

Turns out he has a spiral fracture in his femur bone- he had to have surgery to set the cast. We spent 2 whole days and 1 night at Primary Childrens because after the surgery that night, he broke out into a fever of 103.5! None of the doctors or nurses knew why- it was so scary! I have never felt such a hot baby! Scared me to death!!

Cale is now in a body cast from his armpits to his ankle- and to the knee on the other side. He has been such a little trooper through this whole thing! The doctor is confident it will heal quickly and he won't have any lasting effects from it- I am so thankful everything is okay. I am so glad he is such a good little boy and will heal well!

It breaks my heart to see him in his cast, but I am thankful for modern medicine and for the great staff at the hospital to help him out! I count my blessings every day that I am this little boy's mom- what an Angel I have been blessed with! We love this little guy so much and can't wait for him to be back running around and getting into everything! (Well kind of! :)!!

9 comments:

Sheree said...

Sad! Sounds like a bad break. Poor little guy. Those body casts are HEAVY!

Heidi said...

How sad! I hope he has a speedy recovery! Miss you!

Adhis said...

Ouch!
A *spiral* break? I hope it was just an accident and that he heals quick. You guys are going to have strong muscles after carrying him around!

Frost Family said...

Thanks for all your well wishes! He is doing better and keeping his spirits up! We love and miss you all too!

Helen said...

That just broke my heart. I can't wait til he feels back to normal. I love you guys!

The Richards Family said...

Mindy I'm so sorry! He is too little to get hurt like that. It's hard on mommy too I bet. I hope he recovers quickly. Take care

The Higgs' said...

Poor little guy. I hope he recovers quickly. Sounds like he has been a good little trooper. You will be glad to have him able to move again. He is such a cutie. Hope you all had a good Thanksgiving. I have really enjoyed staying in touch with you!

The Miche's said...

Oh poor little man! I hope that the time flies by!

Marcella said...

Oh Mindy!!! I just can't believe that he broke his femur!!! SO SAD. That happened to my dad when he was about the same age. I sure hope he heals fast and soon! Our bodies are so amazing. I have to admit he sure looks cute in a body cast. The good news is you know where he is because he can't move, and your house is probably a lot cleaner.:) Lots of love!