Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Nolan's day to shine

As if our lives lacked any form of excitement, Nolan decided it was his turn in the sun today.  Monday when we were at physical therapy for Ethan, Nolan wanted so badly to go play in the ball pit.  Today while Ethan had speech, Nolan said everything the therapist wanted Ethan to say in hopes that HE would be rewarded.  He is tired of being left out.  No speech, no physical therapy, no audiologists - what a boring life he leads.  He has even asked me, "When's my 'ppointment?"  So today...  He broke his leg.
Now I have a child that I have to carry back and forth to the bathroom (and everywhere else).  I suppose it IS Nolan's turn to have some individual attention.  He certainly deserves it, but I would have been more than willing without the broken leg.

Nolan broke his tibia.  He has a splint for the next week and then he will have a hard cast for 6 weeks.  We have 2 stairs that go down into our living room and the light switches are right above these stairs.  He was turning off the fan and landed funny on a stair.  Doug heard the pop from across the room.  I have never heard Nolan scream like that.  I drove him the 45 minutes to the emergency room and I am SO lucky it happened on a day Doug was home to stay with Ethan and pick up Brenden from school.  Nolan was so good in the car and only whimpered when we went over bumps.  He screamed like a champ in the waiting room, so we made our way up the waiting list and were the next people to be seen.  He screamed through the x-ray where they had to pull his leg straight and through the splinting, but other than that, he has been a trooper.

6 comments:

Emily Hurtado said...

Hearing the story made me sad, and reading it so sad too. Poor little guy. I can't imagine if Halle broke her leg, and then to have two others to take care of at the same time. Good luck. Give him lots of love from all of us.

Celeste said...

But he still has his puppy to help him feel better. Better get a few more duplicates for backup. Hope he gets back to his happy self soon.

Anonymous said...

I am sorry for the both of you. I can't believe how much fun you must be having and how busy you really are, how do you handle seminary! I will be wishing you all the best and hope things go as they should for a day or two : ) Jamie

Amy said...

Wow. How traumatic for both of you. I hope he recovers quickly and doesn't have any more pain!

Naomi said...

YOOUUCHHH!

thekellys said...

You always have the most exciting (although often times sad) stories on your blog! Your life is full of all kinds of excitement. I have read some of your entries to my sister and my mom. I don't know how you do it! Really give yourself a pat on the back mom!