Yesterday Chad was at a merit badge fair earning his last merit badge before doing his Eagle Project. After he was all finished he was outside running and jumping with his friends. He misjudged a brick wall and did this....
I was at work when I got a text from Brad telling me that he was with Chad at the urgent care. The Dr. was concerned about his bone and his tendon. He cut it DEEP, yep, the Dr. showed Brad the bone and the tendon. He had Chad flex his foot up and down and then from side to side to check the tendon. Brad said the tendon looked like a ribbon and you could see it tightening etc as Chad moved his foot. YEAH, no damage to the tendon or bone. The bone was bruised but not chipped or anything! Here is a pic that Brad took when the Dr. was cleaning it up and getting ready to sew it up.
He cut the dead skin away and had to do THREE layers of stitches! Like I said, it as deep! Chad was quite the stud during all of this!
Here is the finished product. Oh, did I say this was his shin? Yep, it is swollen. We had a GREAT Dr. He wants me to take Chad in tomorrow and let him have a look at it. Chad is on antibiotics but we did not fill his pain pill prescription. He is doing okay with Tylenol.
Funny, thing to add... when Chad was in Kindergarten, he was climbing a fence and jumped off it, did I mention that Chad likes to jump? °Ü° Well, his shoelace got caught at the top of the fence and he fell to the cement below and broke both of his arms. YEP, not only did he break BOTH arms, but he broke 2 bones in one arm... so, yep, broke 3 bones! Yep, he had 2 casts on for awhile! What a little stud this guy is! Hang in there Chad, we love you!