Friday, February 29, 2008

Nicholas's Radial Fracture


Every morning, I walk outside with Nicholas as he rides his bike to the bus stop. I stand in the driveway, wish him well, and then return inside where Zachary is still sleeping. Yesterday, I turned to walk inside and heard a crash and a scream. I turn to see Nicholas face down on the pavement, tangled in his bicycle. After running a quarter mile in 1.5 seconds, I started to gently untangle his legs from his bike. He says, “I broke my wrist”… followed by “my nose is bleeding.” His 60lb backpack smacked the back of his head and smashed his face into the pavement. I could already see swelling in his arm and hand, but fearfully looked at his face. He apparently was smacked down on the pavement with a “pig nose,” fattened his upper lip and created a slight bruising along the bridge of his nose. The pediatrician couldn’t get us into the Orthopedic until this morning. X-rays proved my son’s future in medicine. As he diagnosed, his wrist was broken. The beautiful face is fine and the cast will be off in 5 weeks.

6 comments:

kimberbopper said...

if you click on the xray, you can see I have circled the break in red.

GeorgiePorgie said...

Nick, make sure you save space on that cast for Papou's signature - Love Yah!

Cheryl Prater said...

We want a picture of the facial road rash! What color cast didja get, Nick?

Cheryl Prater said...

btw, Kim, great pix of the x-rays. How'd you do that?

Anonymous said...

Nick: I love any pictures of you even if it's just your bones. Heal soon and try not to scratch. Love you toooo much - Nana

kimberbopper said...

The doctor's office supplies you with copies of the Xrays on disc.