Friday, August 12, 2016

Andrew's Unlucky Break

Just like Jonathan is a magnet for getting bee stings (around 3 a summer), Andrew seems to be a magnet for getting hurt.  Back on July 11 he and a couple of his brothers were horsing around at a friend's house and Andrew jumped into the pool and hit his hand on the side.
He didn't think it was broken, but by the swelling I thought otherwise.
Look at this break on his right hand!
The urgent care doctor referred him to a surgeon at Loma Linda but when I called they could not get him in till the end of July-- and that was just to be evaluated.  I didn't like the thought of him waiting that long so I called Arrowhead Orthopaedics.  They got him in the next day and surgery was scheduled four days later.
The surgery went well and he was in and out in a couple of hours.  Two pins were placed.  Two weeks later another x-ray was taken and his hand was nearly healed!  They casted him for one more week.
This was his x-ray just a few days ago.  Good news-- he got his cast off...
and pins removed.
   July 11th when Andrew first broke his hand to August 9th when he got his cast off and pins out-- less than one month!
Andrew is a quick healer!

3 comments:

  1. Wow! I can't believe they would have made him wait so long for an evaluation!
    So glad you found someone else to help him. It looks great.
    :0)

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  2. My daughter broke her elbow this summer and had to wait for a appointment at Loma Linda. It seemed like forever it was two weeks she as in a soft cast waiting for her appointment. Glad Andrew is healed!

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  3. That would have been too long of a wait I think. He sure is a fast healer for sure. He's a very handsome boy :-)

    Marilyn from Canada

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