Aydan had a close call yesterday. He was at a store with Grandma and he took off running and tripped and landed on his left hand. It hurt him pretty bad because he wouldn't let anyone touch it afterwards and he didn't move it all day. He layed on the couch all afternoon, which is VERY unlike Aydan. So I picked him up when I got off work and took him home. I wasn't sure if I should take him to the doctor or not. I'm never very decisive when it comes to that sort of thing. It did start to swell a little bit around his wrist and he still wouldn't move it and cried when anyone tried to touch it. I knew I'd feel guilty if I didn't take him and something was wrong so I decided that I should take him to the ER so they could take a look at it.
Once we arrived, 2 nurses looked at him right away. We were the only ones in there so they were probably excited about a little action. Shortly after they were done, the doctor came in to look at his arm and wanted to do some X-rays. So, they took a few X-rays and then we went back to the ER to wait. And wait. And wait some more. It was nice that they turned on the t.v, that kept Aydan entertained for about 2 minutes. We're shut in this tiny room with nothing but hospital equipment around and Aydan's getting into everything he's not supposed to. Finally, the doctor came back in and said his arm wasn't fractured, thank goodness!!! I was relieved to hear that. He also said that we didn't need to wrap it or anything, which surprised me a little bit. We just needed to give him Childrens Motrin for the pain and put ice on it as often as he would let me. All of this, just to hear that. Oh well. I'm just happy its nothing serious. I know that if I didn't take him, my 'motherly' conscience would have drove me nuts about it all night!!
Today, his arm is much better. Its not swollen anymore and he's using it just like normal. We were so lucky with Kenzie. She never got hurt or had to go to the hospital for an emergency or anything. With Aydan, I think it will be the exact opposite. He's already had 3rd degree burns on his feet and now this close call. What will he do next? I shudder at the thought!!