Both of my children have been extremely lucky in the broken bones department, especially considering that Jon plays ice hockey and has since he was 4. Well, that streak of luck has possibly come to an end. Jon was playing football in the neighbor’s yard this evening and came inside saying that he thought the might have broken his arm. Oh good Lord! I glanced at the clock and noticed that it was 7:40 PM. The Children’s Close To Home Urgent Care Center closes at 8:00 PM on the weekends, so off we ran. I drove as fast (and as safe) as I was legally allowed to. We got in right away. Several X-Rays and probings later, the doctor had his right arm wrapped up in a splint. They weren’t quite sure whether or not anything is broken. There is a questionable spot in his wrist that if that bone is damaged (can’t remember what it is called), it won’t fuse properly as he grows and then he won’t be able to do things involving thumb movemet, like play the piano, text message, play video games, etc. So erring on the conservative side, they treat it like it is broken. I have to call his Ped. in the AM and get a referral to the orthopedist. He needs to see the orthopedist in the next 3 – 5 days or sooner if things get worse. He can’t take the splint off until the ortho sees him. Poor kid! He is right-handed, so school should be entertaining for him this week. I need to remember to email his teachers so they are aware of his situation and see what he can do to make things easier this week.
The really bad part of all of this (not that a broken arm isn’t bad enough), hockey evaluations start in a week. This could push back his hockey season or eliminate it all together, depending on what the ortho says.
On a positive note, I have never been in and out of that Urgent Care so quickly!! Maybe walking (running) in 10 minutes before they closed, and probably being the only patient in there, motivated them to get us out quickly! LOL!