He was so sad on the way there. Every bump I drove over hurt his arm. I slammed on my brakes once and he said "Mommy!!!" I apologized and said the guy in front of me slammed on his brakes. His response: "He's a bad man. Where is the police who is going to get him."
We made it to the ER and didn't have to wait too long. Thankfully, they have a children's ER which was awesome! I was very impressed with them!
Gabe was so brave! The nurse gave him a sling and ice to help his arm feel better and got some medicine in him. The doctor came and said that they were going to send him for X-rays.
Here he was still in a lot of pain waiting for his ride to the x-ray room. Thankfully Wild Kratts was on TV and that kept his mind off the pain for a little bit.
The X-ray was a bit tough. It hurt to hold his arm a certain way, but he was so brave. They gave him a Dora sticker after it was all over. (They were out of all super hero stickers).
The doctor came in after seeing the x-ray and said that they couldn't see a fracture, but the growth plate probably is fractured which doesn't show on x-rays. They treat it like a fracture so he would have to have a cast.
A nurse let him pick out a movie while he waited. He chose Shrek.
The orthopedic tech came in and asked what color cast he wanted. Gabe wanted yellow, but they didn't have yellow so he chose - purple! We were laughing so hard. So he got a "cool-purple" cast!
He was pretty excited about his cast!
A happy patient.
Gabe was excited to get home and show his cast to his brothers and sister! When we finally got everyone home Jadyn had a gift for Gabe.
The first thing Gabe said this morning was "I have a broken arm." He keeps showing it to our dog Streak saying, "Streak, I have a broken arm." He's been a little frustrated eating, playing, and coloring with his left hand only. He keeps saying, "I can't do it. I only have one arm cause I have a broken arm."
The kids got excited when I asked if they wanted to sign Gabe's cast. Mj went first.
Jadyn wanted to write a book. She was content writing her name with a heart and I Love You.
Our signatures. Later Gabe wanted me to write Job's name and Streak's name.
Jadyn wants a cast, too but she does not want a broken arm. She's enjoyed wearing the sling around when Gabe's not wearing it.
This has been Gabe most of the day today... Watching TV, with his arm on a pillow, with ice, and Streak by his side.