IV’s, Buckle Fractures, & Vacation
Hi from Florida.
Jeb napped while Scott played in the swimming pool today. We didn’t think it was a big deal. We’re at a friend’s house in Florida who has a pool in her backyard and later in the week we’ll be in a hotel in Birmingham that also has a pool. We thought there would be plenty of time for swimming.
Apparently, that’s not the case.
A buckle fracture is a very common fracture in children, according to the literature from the hospital. Because of their softer bones, one side of their bone might buckle without any break in the other side. It’s also called a torus, green stick, or incomplete fracture.
Poor Jeb was in such pain that they gave him an IV and a shot of Morphine. That eased the pain enough to allow him to play cars with Scott. There’s hardly anything worse than holding down your 2-year-old while two strangers put an IV in him. I know. I’ve had to do it to all three of my kids right around that age.
We don’t even know what happened. He was climbing onto a large sectional couch, and when he got on the couch, he started screaming and holding his arm. The couch was empty and no one was around him. It’s a mystery to which we’ll never have the answer.
Even on the Morphine, he cried as they put the splint on his arm.
Vacation Day 1.
I guess the swimming trunks will stay in the suitcase.
And he’s going to need to learn how to hold a fork with his right hand.
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so sorry to hear about Jeb- hope he can manage without pain for the rest of your vacay!
Poor baby. Hope he’s better soon. My daughter was 19 months old when she had the same kind of green stick fracture in her left wrist when she fell off a bed. It was also summertime, of course. My son was 22 months old when he cracked his elbow by falling straight arm in our living room running bases. So far my 8 year old is fracture free.
Poor baby- what a unique fracture. He is in my prayers as he continues to heal!!
ouch! poor jeb!
So sad. Hope he is feeling better soon, and heals fast!
Awwww! Poor little man! I hope it heals quickly, what a start to a vacation! Did they say how many weeks the splint would have to stay on?
I’m sorry he’s in pain and I hope he’s up and running around soon like his normal self. I love coming here and seeing the pictures of you guys and knowing all of what it took for you to be where you are now. Your boys are beautiful, and a real miracle. Come out to California next vacation!
Poor baby!!!! I am SO sorry to hear that! Hoping he feels better very soon!
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Oh no… thats a bummer. hope it heals fast.
Oh my gosh! I can’t even imagine doing that!! I hope he feels better soon!
Poor sweet little guy! Poor momma!
Poor little guy. I have two sons that are grown now, but I well remember having to hold them down while getting IV’s -something that just is so hard on Mom. Boys are always so rough and tough they are always over-doing! I guess it’s comes with the territory.
Praying he’ll feel better soon!!
God bless you – Julie
So sorry about your little guy. It is so hard to have to see them go through such things. I will be praying for him. I found your blog through the Mamarazzi Monday and I subscribed for email updates.
Poor Jeb. Praying for you all.
Poor punkin! Hope he’s feeling better.
As stinky as it is to have a broken arm, I love the picture with Gregg holding him and helping put the splint on, he’s such an awesome daddy.