Monday, October 3, 2011

The No Good Day

On Sunday, Cole woke up and said he couldn't walk - that his knee hurt. He insisted on being carried around. I thought it could be growing pains, or a pulled muscle and that if we ignored it, he would relent. He did not. All day, he either sat or crawled around on all fours. Even his cousins coming over to play did not motivate him to walk.

This morning, he would still not walk. Jack had an eye appointment at 8:00, and I was starting my new job, so I figured we'd try to take him to school and call the doctor later in the morning.

Our day care would not let him stay.

My saintly husband carted both he and Jack to the doctor's all morning long. After blood work and x-rays, the verdict came in - his leg was fractured. I have no idea how or when this happened. And can you imagine my dismay when I recalled trying to make him walk?

The other saintly man in my life - my dad - came to the rescue. He took Cole home, and then back to the doctor's office to get a full-leg splint. He then drove up to the U to pick me up from work. My mom arrived just in time to help with the boys while I ran to the store for gym pants.

Cole will get a walking cast on Wednesday, and then he can go back to school.

On the positive side, my first day of work went well, and Jack passed his eye test with flying colors. Things could always be worse.

On the other hand...seriously? Sigh.


Stacey said...

Oh, poor little Cole. That is just crazy! Of course it would all happen on the first day in the new job (congrats by the way!). Glad things went well with the new job. Good luck with that cast!

The Petterssons said...

Cassie has a cast right now, too. Poor thing, hope he heals quickly!

Josh and Anna said...

Poor little guy!

Heidi said...

Oh, I'm so sorry. Hope it heals fast, kids usually do.