February and the beginning March have been a bit rocky for us. We all got sick the first week of February and Colin just couldn’t get over his cough for weeks. We finally took him into the doctor and he agreed that his breathing sounded bad so he prescribed a steroid and Albuterol through a nebulizer to clear it up.
We did this three times a day for a two weeks.
Colin had finally recovered from his nasty cold/flu/miserableness by the last week of February.
Then, last Saturday night we made plans to meet up with some friends down at Riverwoods for dinner. We were outside waiting when Colin climbed up on a rock planter box and wanted to play on it. I held his hand while he made a loop around the box and then stopped and talked to Stephe, I let go of Colin, turned my head, and BAM! Colin feel off the planter box. Stephe grabbed him on the way down and broke his fall, but he still landed on the ground. When Colin wouldn’t stop crying and we knew something was wrong. Stephe pushed Colin’s shirt sleeve up and knew immediately that his arm was broken.
We rushed to hospital and got x-rays. Sure enough, both bones in his left arm were fractured. Stephe and I felt awful. It’s not only heartbreaking to see your child in pain, but there is also a lot of guilt for not preventing the injury from happening. I tend to avoid tantrums by letting Colin do things like climb up on planter boxes or get up on the kitchen counters, but I’ve learned my lesson. Tantrums are far easier to deal with than broken bones.
Today Colin got his hard cast on. He should start to feel much less pain and in 3 -4 weeks he will hopefully be good as new.
Poor little Wubs with his camo cast.
I’ve also been working on giving my kitchen a facelift, so stay tuned for some sweet before and after pictures!