Friday, October 05, 2012

Taking One For The Team

On my way out the door to take Charley to karate and head over to my own volleyball game Ronny called from soccer practice.  I couldn't think of why he would need to call me as he should be loading up to take the boys over to karate as well.  When I answered he explained that Joseph blocked a shot from a teammate and was standing next to him with his pinky finger now pointing straight out.  So, change of plans!  I met him at the field put the kids in my car in his, put Joseph in mine and we headed over to urgent care.  We called the grandma's while we were waiting to be seen, they helped distract Joseph from the pain.  Thankfully there were only two people ahead of us.  They took 3 x-rays and I am still amazed at how quickly they get those back now with all this new technology!  The doctor came in and we all looked at the scans together.  Sure enough they showed a break in the pinky from the joint closest to his hand all the way to the next joint.  The doctor didn't think he damaged the growth plate but wants more x-rays in 2 weeks to make sure.  He then started to explain the splint Joseph would be getting.  We both laughed and Joseph held up his index finger and told him we were more the experienced with fiberglass splints.  The doctor was pretty impressed and wanted to hear the story which Joseph happily supplied.  We asked if Joseph was able to still play in the games and were pleasantly surprised when the doctor said that if we wrapped his hand in bubble wrap he could play, although playing goalie was out as is karate and dodgeball!  I can't wait to take a picture of this one!  Thankfully this time it was not his writing hand so school shouldn't be too much of a problem.  I am amazed at Joseph's pain tolerance last night when they were manipulating his fingers in the right position for the splint.  He was a trooper!


Stacey said...

Oh Joseph! At least you made it through the summer! Hope it heals fast!