Monday, November 7, 2011

Halloween and Sprained Elbows

On Halloween day my boys and their cousin Taelyn were going for a wagon ride in the back yard at grandma and grandpa's house when the wagon tipped over and all three kids hit the ground (a wagon not being pulled by a tractor, just a kid wagon).  Usually they will be up and running around after a little spill like that, but this time Alex was grabbing his arms underneath him and was wincing.  I ran down to him and asked him if he was okay, he said "yes", but I could tell he was trying to hold back the tears.   I told him that it is not his fault and he can tell me if anything is wrong.  That's when the tears came and he said "my arm hurts right here", pointing to his elbow.
I took him to the ER along with Carter.  Carter tells everyone what happened to Alex and he continues to say that his finger broke off (he wanted to have some attention at the ER too).  They did an X-Ray, and the doctor concluded that nothing was broken, but he did think there could be some tendon damage.  He has been in a sling since then and there has been a lot of swelling and tenderness.  We are going to the doctor again today for a follow up, I hope a break doesn't show up.
He still went as Spiderman to go Trick or Treating (he was an injured superhero, even Spiderman got hurt sometimes). :)


  1. Oh, this is sad. I hope he is doing okay.

  2. He is tough, and he likes his new black cast. We got a gold marker for people to sign with. :)