Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A Tuesday Trip to the ER

Well...

I thought I was the only accident-prone member of the Cox Family, but Caden proved otherwise this morning. ACTUALLY, if truth be told it was MY fault that it happened so maybe it really is me that is the klutz, but unfortunately it was Caden who took the hurt this time! UG! I would have rather had it happen to me one-hundred times over that to my lil man! Lord, bless him, please!

What started as innocent fun at the neighborhood playground with our friends Gina and Ava, ended with a crying little boy who refused to put any pressure on his leg. He wouldn't walk, he wimpered when he wiggled his foot, he cried big tears! I could tell that something was pretty wrong when he refused to get back down and play after he stopped crying, so we packed it up and I called the doctor on the way home... YES I BROKE THE NO PHONE ZONE TODAY! I used speakerphone and I ended up being on hold the entire way home so thankfully we averted any disasters!

I couldn't get anyone at the doctor's office to answer the nurses line so I called Doctor KK who affirmed my decision to go ahead and take Caden to the ER. It was right about lunch time so I grabbed the bag of Teddy Grahams out of the pantry and his sippy cup and off we went. I called Justin as I was loading up Caden and off he came to meet us without me even having to ask. He just said I'm coming and that was that! Thank you, Justin!!

In between the incident and the arrival to the ER I TOO cried some BIG tears! I felt awful! He was sitting on my lap going down the slide, a slide which I am too big for I might add. I was chatting away and not paying enough attention obviously when Caden put his foot on the side of the slide. With my momentum we kept going and his leg got bent behind him. I pulled it forward as soon as I realized what was happening, only seconds! And the tears came... and came... and came...

So disheveled, red-faced and smelling like the park, Caden and I traipsed into the ER and filled out our paperwork, meanwhile a flood of people came in... we had gotten there just in time! Had I waited even 5 minutes I am sure our wait would have been MUCH longer!

After maybe 15 minutes, back we went to get the Cade-man checked out. They took his vitals and all was good. Then they took us to our room and we waited for the doctor. The Dr. was awesome and so nice... and because we are never without a good story, it just so happens that the doctor lives in one of Justin's company's homes. Coincidentally, before Justin took over purchasing they used a particular electrician that didn't do such a good job, Justin has since gotten rid of the company, but the doctor wanted to be sure and let Justin know the issues he had. So after talking "house" for a few minutes, we finally got back to Caden! :) He was super nice about it and said how much he really did love his Jimmy Jacobs Home and so I took it upon myself to go ahead and throw Justin under the bus and told the doctor that something will be done to fix his issues.  Haha! :) And now back to Caden...

The doctor thought everything from the outside looked normal, so he ordered some x-rays, got us some bottled water and we waited. Meanwhile, Caden hadn't had lunch we he proceeded to put down some serious Teddy Grahams!

Luckily, my handy, dandy catch-all of a diaper bag had a few trinkets for Caden to play with. 

I decided that we better make the best of this trip and take a few pics. All I had was my phone so they aren't quite quality!

Daddy was doin' a little bidness while we waited.

We were visited by what seemed like every nurse in the ER, one of them was one of the people from our child-birthing class so it was good to see a familiar face! We didn't have to wait too much longer for the x-rays and BOY was it a chore!

It was such a chore that I laid on the top half of Caden's body and the technician laid on the bottom half and Justin got to push the button!! Haha! Poor little guy, he was in some serious pain when the tech was twisting and turning his leg to get the right angle! It was so sad!

The x-rays came back normal. Nothing that the doctor could see that signaled a red flag, but he heard the screams coming from our room during the x-rays and thought it would be best to put him in a splint to be safe! So we met yet another friend in the ER...Mario the cast-man... I am sure he has a technical title, but I don't know what it is. He was great with Caden and that process wasn't near as bad as I thought it would be. He was fast!

So my little man has a cast from his toes to his knee. It is plaster in the back to set his leg and foot in place and then two ace bandages around that. He'll bathe with a trash bag secured with special tape around his leg and have to see a Orthopaedist in a few days for a follow-up. We're praying for complete healing and that no further cast/splint or anything else will be required! We're praying and believing that Caden will be better real soon!

For now Caden is going to be watching a lot of Praise Baby and trying to stay still, which might be impossible. Mommy is going to have to pull out all of her creative cards to ensure that the Cade-man has plenty to occupy his time while he sits. Today he isn't going to be able to walk, but maybe tomorrow he'll learn how to maneuver around with that heavy cast on his leg.

He is napping now and seems to be comfortable. He only fusses when he turns over, for obvious reasons. I'm glad he is able to rest because I know after the day he has had he needs it! We all do! :)

Here are a few pics of my brave lil man and his cast!




It is so super sad, isn't it?! He is such a trooper who is still smiling and giving his Mommy all sorts of love, even thought she is to blame! If there is one thing we've learned in the last few weeks it is that accidents happen! And I must say I'll take this type of accident over so many other types out there! I know we are blessed beyond measure!

We'll keep y'all posted on the latest in our world! In the meantime we'd love for you to join us in prayer as we ask God to heal up Caden's leg and give him the strength to be back running around this house again very soon! I'm going to miss the pitter, patter of little feet! 

Happy Tuesday!

10 comments:

KK said...

Bless his pea picking heart. I wish I could give him a big ole hug. Love you!

Emily Evans said...

Give that sweet boy lots of Get Well kisses from his aunt and uncle! We love ya'll!

the G Rowes said...

Dear Caden-Big hugs for you little freind ! I've already prayed that you and your mommy & daddy get a good night sleep. If you get cabin fever we can have a praise baby movie date at our house! You have a wonderful mommy to take care of you!! You are a lil trooper for sure!!!!

Stephanie said...

awww....sweet cade-man! i love the elevated foot photos...that cracked me up. he is the cutest! and, don't worry, he forgives you. at least you were there to kiss his big, boy tears away!
love you!

Rachel said...

Oh no! Poor Caden...

Give him a big hug for me. Miss you guys!

Melissa said...

Oh my goodness he is the cutest little injured boy! We are definitely praying for you guys... Healing for Caden and creativity for you to keep him occupied! Give him a hug from Carter and a kiss from me!

twhit said...

Hugs and Kisses from all of us! Get better soon...

Cori said...

He looks so grown up with his leg all propped up! Prayers are being said for all of you! Give him a kiss for us! Love y'all!

Mrs. Frazier said...

O my gosh, Kaite I am so sorry! Sweet boy... that is so scary!

The Lacys said...

so sad! But the picture of him with his little leg elevated might be the cutest thing i've seen! You really are an amazing mom!