Here we go again.
Last week I had to take Teddy to the emergency room because he hurt both wrists. Luckily, they were both just badly sprained.
This week we finally went to the beach. The beach we go to has a small playground. Since it was a tad bit more than breezy (pretty cold if you ask me) the kids would go up to the play instead of in the water. No big deal, we could see them, and they were a group of five.
Later in the day, I noticed that Teddy was limping and having a difficult time walking.
Once again, HE DIDN’T SAY A WORD ABOUT GETTING HURT!!!!
He said he stubbed his toe on the metal bar on the swing set. (Later found out he was trying to do some trick, he can’t handle tricks). I tried to look at his toe but it was too sandy to see anything, and then he just limped off into the water.
I looked at my friend Gina,I was telling her about his wrists earlier, and said, “See, the kids hardly feels pain. I bet it’s broken. He’s not going to complain about it either.”
At home and after his shower I get a good look at it. I have a feeling it’s broken. He’s got some fat toes to begin with, but this one was a real porker. Not to mention he was ready to punch anyone that tried to touch it.
When I do get him to the doctor’s office (doctor’s this time, no hospital) they look at it and they weren’t sure if it was jammed (bad scene for Teddy if it was), badly sprained, or fractured. If it was jammed they would have to pull it out. Teddy was really, really hoping for a fracture at that point.
We go get an xray and then we go get a super stylish boot for him so he can walk easier and not hurt the tendons in the rest of his foot.
I must say, the doctor gave me a strange look at that request. Look buddy I have broken several toes and once I used one of those boot things, I didn’t damage the tendons from walking funny. I don’t want to spend my summer going back and forth here.
Once he got that boot on, he was thrilled (especially when we got to the stairs). It wasn’t as bad walking.
The doctor called back and said that Teddy did indeed fracture his toes (I knew it, Teddy was so relieved, they weren’t going to have to yank on his toe and now we get the pleasure of going to an orthopedic.
That appointment was set up, Teddy is doing better walking and if he does anything else to himself this summer, I’m going to flip out.