Well as if Jack getting pneumonia this month wasn’t enough for him, he now officially has his first (and hopefully his last) broken bone. Jack started back school on Tuesday and was feeling wonderful. So wonderful that after school he wanted to play with his cousin, Abbey, who lives across the street. Out they went to the back yard to play on his play set when he had a crazy idea to jump off the top step that leads up the the slide and fly. He didn’t end up flying and instead landed hard on his left foot and broke it. I asked him why he decided to do that and he said, “Ummm, well, I guess there was just a part of my brain that thought I could fly!”
We went this morning to get an x-ray at the clinic down the street and it was indeed broken. It isn’t a bad break so that’s good. It is small and on the top of his foot. We then stopped by the pediatrician to show him the x-ray to get his opinion. He said it looked very clean and typical of that sort of a break. He said his bones looked good and healthy so there isn’t a worry about weak bones from anything…”anything” means cancer. Again, that’s good. We spoke with Dr Eshun too and we will be dropping off the x-ray to him at PCH on Monday when we go see the orthopedic surgeon to get his opinion. We had Jack fitted for his boot today and he really isn’t too impressed by it at all. He is actually pretty ticked he has to wear it, but he is doing well with it. Hopefully the orthopiedic surgeon won’t want to cast him and just let him use the boot. We will see Monday at 10:00!
Here are a couple pics of Jack resting on the couch playing Wii and then of course Braden’s reaction when he woke up from his nap and saw his brother’s new boot!
I asked Jack if he planned on jumping off the top step again and he said, “Well, I wonder what would happen if I jumped off the top of the slide….” Are you kidding me! Since when is he a dare devil!