Thursday, August 7, 2008

It finally happened!



I finally got the call from Chandler that i knew i would eventually get. On the night of July 3rd Jace broke his arm. When i say broke his arm it is completely broken in half. He is a major motocross dirtbike rider. He lives to ride his dirtbike! He was clearing about a forty foot jump and while he was in the air his motor cycle lost power. He knew he was going to wreck poor guy. He said it was black for a few seconds. He is so lucky that is the only thing that broke. He is a trooper. When ever he is in pain he acts like nothing is wrong. Chandler took him to the urgent care and they said he was going to have to have surgery that night which freaked me out. I met chandler and Jace at Phoenix Childrens hospital. He was dooped up on morphine which made him very itchy. We met with the orthopedic surgeon and he said with that kind of break they just put it in a splint and a sling. What are you crazy is what i was thinking. So they sent us home with a prescription for oxycotin. which did nothing for the pain he was in. So the next morning we took him back in and they re did the splint and gave him tylenol with codine. That did the trick. Aweek later we met with the pediatric orthopedic doctor. They took him out of the splint and put him a very secure sling that actually went around his waste too so he couldn't move his arm. Three weeks later he is wearing no sling. There is a lot of new bone growth. Gravity is suppose to pull his arm down eventually. They showed me pictures of other kids with the same break. He still has restictions on what he is aloud to do but it is amazing how fast it is healling. it woun't fully heal for about one year. THis has been a crazy summer!!!

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ladybug143 said...

I was waiting for the updates! I am so glad that you updated! Thas stinks about his arm. Sounds like the minute he is allowed he will be back on that bike though! :)

Shumway Adventures said...

Holy Cow! That is one hairy break, I work in the ER and haven't seen many like that!! Glad to hear it's healing good, and glad to get updated on your family!!
Becky

Janel said...

Wow, talk about an update!!!! Swimming was reallly fun, I'm glad Carter had a fun birthday! He'll have to come over and jam with Cade sometime! LOL

laurie said...

okay the pictures are disturbing a little bit, i have to admit! crazy summer for sure, hang in there! ; )