Friday morning around 8:30am I told the kids to play in their newly cleaned room. Three minutes later I hear screaming...from my son.
(I thought that he landed on a toy and scratched his back.) I laid him on his back and tried to calm him down to find out what happened.
That is when I noticed this....
*WARNING TO SQUIMISH*
this is a picture of his crooked arm.
I quickly covered the rest of him in a blanket just in case he got cold. I grabbed my phone to call 911. Andy had the van and I didn't have a way to get Eli to the hospital. I then call my friend up the street and ask her if she could take Charlie for me. Then I call Andy and tell him what was going on.
The fire truck arrived before the ambulance. They used one of my cardboard boxes and splint his arm. One of the medics kind of irritated me because he was like "oh he'll need surgery and we need to get him to UCDavis." Even though I explained that we are Kasier patients and need to be taken there. He insisted on UCDavis, I didn't feel like arguing and just wanted my son to be taken to the hospital. (Insurance will cover it, but I don't know if we'll have to pay OOP and then get reimbursed).
At the same time they are taking Eli out to the ambulance, Andy gets home. So I leave with Eli and Andy stays behind a few minutes to make sure my friend has everything she needs for Charlie.
The ride started out like this:
and ended like this:
We then got to the hospital, he was given a room right away and seen by some doctors right away. They were all very nice and informative.
He got some pain meds...
We then went and got an xray done of his arm. The lame tech asked him if he could flatten his arm. umm NO, and move your hands because you aren't going to try and do it for him! his right arm on the table thumb up, like a karate chop.
Then we waited around
When one of the nurses walked out he said "She sounds like a man." LOL :embarrassed: I'm SO glad she didn't hear him.
Then it was time for them to get ready to set it. They gave him heavy sedation so that he would go to sleep and wake up and not remember then setting his arm.
Andy and I walked out of the room for a bit. Neither of us wanted to stay. Well I originally wanted to, but then Andy suggested that I not stay. We came back to a freshly casted sleeping prince.
When he woke up he told me that he had a dream that he went to outerspace. He didn't see any martians, but he did bring me back a moon rock. He would wake up for about a minute and then conk out. He woke up saying different things and singing different tunes. He woke up one time and sang "God is bigger than the boogie man." and then went back to sleep. lol
After spending 9 hours in the ER, he was ready to go home!
Asleep for the night...hopefully.