Sunday, October 18, 2009

OUCH!

Chad is a very quiet boy but he is very active. He loves to run and jump and actually quite good at it. Blake is the one that is always doing back handsprings and flips on his snowboard, he and Devin did quite well at pole vaulting in high school, in fact, Devin held the school record for about 6 or 7 years. I tell you that because as high and as much as THEY jumped, Chad jumps more. Chad can run and jump upon the stage at the church without using his hands, he has done this for a couple of years now. Blake was shocked to see him do that, he told his dad, "I don't think I could do that until I was in high school." A few years ago Blake taught Chad how to do the Fosbury-flop, he does it quite well. I am sure in HS he will be able to do the high jump better than Blake. (Sorry, Blake, but YOU taught him!)

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!

12 comments:

wilma said...

He is a tough one. I hope he breaks Blake's records and sets one of his own. Glad it wasn't worse.

Merrianne said...

OUUUUUCH!!!!!!!!
thast made my shin hurt just looking at the pictureS!
--he is One Brave Soul!--
well... atleast he will have some really cool scars to show his future wife ;)

Letti said...

That is so gross. I am so glad that he only needed stitches too. It sounds like he is a tough guy.

Swainy Swainstons said...

Poor Chad! We hope he gets better soon!

linda said...

Good thing I'm a nurse, those are some pretty "ouch" looking pictures! Poor guy, I hope he's doing ok.

Scrappy Girl said...

He is alot tougher than me! Ouch! Hope he mends quickly!

Shauna said...

OUCH!!!!

Joy For Your Journey said...

Oh, that should have come with a warning!!:-) Totally gross! But I hope he will be feeling better soon.

Bekah B said...

those pics are SOOOO cool!!!!...well i mean not a cool situation....but AWESOME pics!!!! man...i really need to be a nurse.

Cherie said...

Oh my those pictures are a little graphic! Ha
He is one tough kids with some definate war wounds to show off!
Glad he's doing good :D

Cynthia said...

Gah! I'm squeamish. I'm glad it wasn't worse. It's no small thing to get an active boy safely to adulthood- let alone 4 of them!

rad6 said...

wow... that is amazing. REally deep!!!
nice pics. always good to document these things.