Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

Remember this?

Ready.

Set.

Go!

Free at last!

Unfortunately the post-cast X-ray showed a small crack remaining in one of his bones. Not really a big deal unless he falls on it. Which makes it a big deal because asking my son not to fall is like asking him not to breathe - completely and utterly impossible. So, he's sporting a molded plastic splint for the next three weeks just to be safe. This one is removable so he can take it off to bathe and sleep. Plus, it doesn't restrict the use of his elbow or hand so it doesn't bother him nearly as much as the cast did.

Yes, the pack rat, I mean sentimental mother in me saved the cast. I just couldn't part with it - it looked so small once it was off. So now it resides in his "special stuff to be saved" box in his closet.

15 comments:

The Hubby said...

We need a bigger closet!

The WoodLand School said...

LOL -- I love the hubby's comment :-)

Marcia said...

Kids heal so fast. I'm glad he's doing so well.

Allie said...

Yay - bet that's a relief to be off! Glad he's got the splint to keep his arm safe.

kate said...

I totally would have kept the cast too.

Mum-me said...

If his relief was anything like Dragon's, then it must have been immense. (Dragon kept the cast too - just threw away the waterproof liner).

Hope that crack heals properly.

Amy Jo said...

I still have my son's cast from when he broke his arm 5 years ago. Signed and everything!! It's a little gross, but he still looks at it every now and then!!

Loralynn said...

At least he will be able to take a shower/bath and not worry about keeping his arm dry! Three weeks will fly by!

peaceliving said...

Liz, you crack me up saving that cast! Then again, I'd probably do the same thing. Someday it will seem so tiny!

Val said...

I can top that. My grandmother kept her cataracts and her gullstones, which were removed in the 1960s, I think. Needless to say, the cabinet in which they resided didn't smell too great forty years later when we threw them out!

Maggie said...

My mom is bummed to this day that she didn't keep my first pair of eyeglasses. I guess I am too-- they were so small.

cindi said...

I also saved all my childrens casts :) someone said I should make a lamp out of it...not sure if that's what I will do

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