have you ever seen anything more pitiful than a baby with a little cast on his leg? that's what I'm looking at right now, a baby with a cast on his leg. ezra's entire right leg is currently in a bright blue cast. the other night while were at the park, ward was playing with ezra and somehow the little dude lost his balance and came down hard on his right foot. (notice how I am ever so slightly trying to escape blame and guilt here? WARD, IT'S ALL YOUR FAULT. just kidding. really.) such a small incident, considering how the ez has been barreling through life lately, digging through fireplaces, balancing on top of chairs and running around the joint like he's won some sort of baby lottery. I didn't actually witness the aforementioned act, but I heard his cry and came running. at first, we thought maybe he hurt his arm somehow. as I held him and tried to soothe him, he settled into a heart-breaking little whimper and I knew something was wrong. it was a different sounding cry and I KNEW this but it was the end of the day and I just really wanted to believe I was over-reacting. (way to ignore my mothering instincts). ezra fell into a deep sleep just then and we knew it was time to head home.
he woke up several times that night and when I finally ventured in to check on him he was balancing on one leg, reaching out for me. seriously, people. it broke my heart. the past couple of days have not been so great because who wants to see their kid in any sort of pain? even worse, he's confused because he's used to walking (ha, RUNNING) and now all of the sudden, he can't. little ez fractured his tibia and will be sporting the bright blue cast for the next three weeks. oh, and you should see the way he is already crawling and dragging that thing around. the boy is unstoppable.
good news is, we got to keep the x-ray pics. cool.
My heart is hurting, too! You're right - you'd rather put the cast on your own leg rather than see them suffer. But the good thing is that children heal SO quickly and it's just a little blip on the radar screen for them. He'll find a way to drag that blue thing attached to him now around the house in no time! I'll bet that won't be the last time he has a booboo. I'm so sorry for him - and for the mommy and daddy. It really does hurt you more than him:(ReplyDelete
OH i'm so sorry, I can't even imagine. We will pray for ezra that he will feel better soon. :(ReplyDelete
Maybe we can post the x-rays. And yes, seriously, that boy is pitiful! Poor liddle bubbin' boos.ReplyDelete
Oh Ezra! What a big bummer. Hopefully the three weeks will go by quickly. By that time I'm sure he'll be completely adjusted to life on one leg....kidding.ReplyDelete
I really think you should post his xrays!
And don't worry--my sis-in-law went a whole week, before taking her daughter in to the doctor, only to find out she had a fractured arm. Children are resilient.
I should say that my sister in law beat herself up for weeks about not taking her d in sooner...(my previous post sounded very unsympathetic.)ReplyDelete
aw ezra! poor little guy! man oh man! i don't know how many times noah went for a tumble, with big huge goose eggs on his head and my heart skipping a jump. i've always been expecting something like that - poor YOU guys! i think boys are such a worry as they want to climb and run and jump. luckily they are small and heal fast - but must be so confusing for him.ReplyDelete
thanks for all the well-wishing, everyone. it makes me feel all fuzzy inside.ReplyDelete
jan-- when I took ezra into the pediatric orthopedics office, there were about 5-6 kids in there, all with broken legs or arms... and they were ALL BOYS. I think that speaks volumes.
Oh, so sad!!! I hope your little Ezra is healing soon!ReplyDelete
Oh Giggles. Aunt Kristy Jo's heart hurts for your leg all the way from Texas.ReplyDelete
I am amazed really that more kids don't break things - i can't believe mine don't have any broken bones yet (touch wood) - they are usually so bouncy - big kisses to ez - sounds like its not letting it faze him though.ReplyDelete
I still cant believe it! A bright blue cast...I hope he heals quickly and isnt in too much pain. We love you EZ!ReplyDelete
awwwww!! i am so sorry andrea! porr little sweetie. ezra, hang in there lil buddy, your mommy is tops and will take care of ya!ReplyDelete
:( poor poor buddy!!!!!! Give him a hug from the MadisonsReplyDelete
oh my! how sad!!!ReplyDelete
poor little guy.
i hope you are all better and mending nicely.
three weeks. hopefully they'll FLY!
awww buddy! poor little thing! i can NOT imagine a more sad little sight than a baby cast. i will keep you guys in my prayers.ReplyDelete
Ward's mamma is so right-the younger the person, to a certain age, the more cartiligenous are-more rubberyReplyDelete
he's going to use this against you guys forever! guilt trips, pity parties, and just for laughs. It'll come out in the wash & be okay, although he may end up being a radio dj or teacher of some sort ;) so he can talk about himself a lot
seriously, he'll be great, and I can't imagine how you two feel. ur little cutie just has a bit of bling, that's not shiny, hmmm has big sister asked for a cast yet?
poor little guy.... :)ReplyDelete
take pics - i'm sure when it no longer hurts he'll be all cute and all with his cast! xo