This week isn’t turning out to be as productive as I had hoped! Between almost 4 hours spent trying to install a dishwasher, and a 5 hour trip to the emergency room we’ve only got one coat of paint on one room.
Back to the emergency room – Thing One fell down the stairs trying to help carry a box of toys to bring to the new house. A box of toys he carried up and down the stair a hundred times. I guess in all the excitement he took them a bit too fast an lost his footing. A mother’s nightmare to see her baby falling head over heals down the stairs! Screaming ensured (for good reason!) and after ensuring there was not blood, we noticed a nice lump on the back of his head and his left arm hanging limply and painfully at his side. We figured he had dislocated his shoulder. Off to the emergency room…and to make a long story short…5 hours later we finally found out he had a broken collar bone!
The collar bone, as it turns out, is fairly common in kids because it is an easy bone to break. It will heal on it’s on too (in 4-6 weeks). So, Micah has a sling, and as of today (24 hours later), is feeling pretty much himself - other than some pain and a little swelling.
He also seems to have a more healthy respect for the stairs now. Maybe now he won’t play around on them anymore?! In a way this is a momentous occasion – our first broken bone! The first of many I am sure. Yesterday was scary for this mama, but I am so thankful it was something “normal.” The lump on his head has gone down too (the er doc wasn’t worried abou that anyway). He clearly is well enough to be back to his mostly normal self (minus the moving around all the time).
So, house preparations are a bit behind my ideal schedule, but we are safe and sound, minus a collar bone. And have a working dishwasher. The stove is still in progress.
Hey, he’s The Geek, not Bob the Builder. He can fix a computer issue just by walking in the room (seriously, he did it just this morning when my phone wouldn’t connect to the new wireless at the our house – it must be Super Geek Powers). But this handy man thing – well it will come, right?