This mishap included our neighborhood playground and Jake.
On Saturday afternoon, Casey and the kids rode their bikes to the park while I left to run some errands. They were at the park for only 10 minutes or so when Jake fell off the monkey bars (which he is normally a pro at) and landed right on his elbow, breaking it. My cell phone battery died on me while I was at Sam's Club printing pictures. I decided to call Casey and check in before I left the store. While I was at the customer service desk, the man working the photo department came over to tell me that my husband called looking for me and to call him A.S.A.P. So I did and Casey quickly told me to meet him at the emergency room. We spent the rest of the evening there trying to keep 3 kids entertained, which is so fun! :( Jake was so funny though! At first, you could tell that he was pretty miserable and in a lot of pain, but I think he just became numb to the situation. We are all so used to this scenario that we really don't even blink about it anymore. It wears us out and drains us of energy, but we know the drill and what to expect.
Back to Jake...there was a bed in his curtained off room and a chair but he refused to sit on either one. So he stood pretty much the whole time and played "Simon Says" with us. We had lots of laughs, which took up a small portion of the 4 hours spent in the emergency room. After some x-rays, they wrapped up his VERY, VERY swollen elbow, put him in a sling and sent us on our way. Monday morning, we spent many more hours at the Dr. office getting more x-rays and then getting his arm casted. He picked a blue one which is now completely covered with signatures. It's a long arm cast that goes from right below his shoulder all the way down to his hand. It's water proof, which is nice. We are so glad it's cooling off here. This would have been miserable in the summer! He's having a hard time at school, since it's his right hand and he has pain in the evenings from being busy all day, but we are working on all of that. We LOVE Tylenol with Codeine! So very thankful for it! Overall, he is doing great. He's a tough little boy! BOYS!!! So far this boy of ours, who is only 5, has had two sets of stitches on his head, a broken wrist (left hand, luckily) and now a broken elbow! Some of you aren't surprised at all to see him in a cast! We always have some sort of medical bills around here. Now that we have met our deductible, we might as well load it up for the rest of the year!