Our Lil Bit is 2 years old now, and he is a climber. We have removed the coffee table and end table from our living room for this reason. He is even using his potty chair–as a step stool. We are constantly getting on to him. However, we need to grow eyes on the backs of our heads…
On Saturday evening, while our backs were turned, Lil Bit climbed onto a dining room chair and fell onto the tile floor. Onto his previously fractured elbow. Snap!
The Saturday night at the hospital crowd caused us to have a L-O-N-G wait. It must have been “Bring Your Kid to the ER for a Runny Nose” Day at the hospital. (The doctor shared this with me.) The x-ray showed a much worse fracture than the first – one that would require surgery – that night! At another hospital.
At 11 p.m. on Saturday night, our Lil Bit had his first, hopefully last, ride in an ambulance as he was transferred to Scott and White in Temple.
Lil Bit had 5 orthopedic specialists working on fixing his little arm. The doctors were concerned about nerve damage that could affect his ability to grasp. After numerous x-rays and consultations, we finally got into a hospital room at 5 a.m. with surgery scheduled for 8 a.m.
Time for a quick power nap!
Did I mention that our other son, JD, was with us? Awake the entire night! However, he had slept 6 hours before we took him to Temple.
We awoke at 7 a.m. when Lil Bit was wheeled down to the operating room for the 8 a.m. surgery. The surgery lasted 45 minutes plus the surgeons were able to correct the fracture from last time.
Lil Bit slept most of Sunday so he wasn’t discharged from the hospital until last night. He slept well last night and is playing and laughing this morning.
We’ve reported the injury and now just waiting for the next investigation into our foster home….