Monday, January 18, 2010

It takes sacrifice to be like Dr. Jones

Dr. Jones is what L calls Indiana Jones. 

And jumping into a volcano full of hot lava is exactly what Dr. Jones would do to save, well, whatever it is he is saving that particular day.

And just like Dr. Jones, little problems arise.  My "Dr. Jones" little problem happened to be jumping from his cousins top bunk and landing on a toy as he hit the ground.

Since we were out of town, we consoled him and took care of it the best we could until we got home to deal with it.

The dealing with it thing is a WHOLE other story.  The short of it is that he finally made it to a doctor ONE WEEK LATER who would deal with it and told us that he had indeed fractured his 2nd and 3rd metacarpal bones.  Good thing is that it didn't need to involve casting or wearing a boot.  Doctor told him to wear good soled tennis shoes all the time, no barefoot as much as possible, no running, no jumping, no basketball for 2 more weeks.  Apparently, this fracture takes about 3 weeks to heal in youngsters.

I am not sure he has followed all the rules exactly, but we are doing the best we can for a 5 year old boy!

Now his begging for bunkbeds will just sound like "lalalalalalala" in my ears once again!



Kimmy said...

Ouch! That doesn't look pretty. I hope he heals quickly.

Mommy Cracked said...

Oh my goodness! Poor little guy! I'm with you on bunkbeds..."lalalalala!!!". LOL!

Jennifer said...

Owwwiieee! Hope it heals as quickly as they are projecting, and with as little pain as possible!

Jenna said...

OUCH!! Bunk beds are a necessity at our house. Luckily we don't have a Dr. Jones in residence.