Thursday, February 17, 2011

football injury

the boy injured himself playing football. when i examined him, it was obvious his right wrist was not the normal shape. our worst fears were confirmed when xrays showed that he had fractured 2 bones. he braved thru the pain & only cried after he found out he had to go for surgery. i thought that was rather valiant.

the advantage of working in a hospital is that you get things sorted out in double-quick time. it took just an hour from A&E to xray to OT. the procedure involved inserting 2 wires to stabilise the fractures, followed by an arm cast, which he has to keep on for a month.


he can still go to school, but he can't have music lessons till the cast is removed in a month & no more football or other contact sports for a further 2 months. his friends provide much moral support by visiting him in hospital & at home, bringing gifts to soften the blow (pun definitely intended!)....



































of course, in line with tradition, they get to autograph his cast...














 















and by God's grace, he is a left-hander.

18 comments:

iml said...

A brave boy.

Medie007 said...

tsk tsk tsk... cast so dirty. :P

reanaclaire said...

Poor boy...pmr this year.. but as u said, thank God for hurting his right wrist and not left..

Michelle Mak said...

adoi... poor ethan had to endure the pain...

but not too bad.. he is a brave boy..

P/s : can the big jie jie here sign on the cast too? :P

doc said...

Iml,

he is.

doc said...

Medie,

err..excuse me, have you ever seen a clean cast?

;)

doc said...

Claire,

he's only in primary 3 this year but he seems to be coping well with just the other arm.

doc said...

Mich,

you are welcomed to sign if you are round.

Michelle Mak said...

oh btw please send my warmest and speedy recovery wish to ethan! :D

stay-at-home mum said...

A mum's worst nightmare. Guess when the dad is a doc it's not so bad. Fortunately it's not his writing hand.

Yvonne Foong said...

He gets to get special attention for a couple of weeks!

Unicorn Girl said...

When we are young , our injuries get healed pretty quick . At my age - it's gonna take ages to get back on track !
& yup ! by the grace of God , he will be healed in no time :)

JoMel said...

brave boy. and very sweet of his friends. I've read before that lefties are generally high achievers. President Obama is a leftie! ;)

doc said...

Mich,

thks, i will.

doc said...

SAHM,

the wife took it worse than all of us, including the boy - i guess that's why she's the mum.

doc said...

Yvonne,

yes & he's relishing every moment of it!

doc said...

UG,

and just what is your age?

;)

doc said...

Jo,

i await the fulfillment of the prophecy!