Friday, January 9, 2009

Why we keep the urgent care in business.

Here is Darin, resting oh so quietly with his leg semi elevated after the trampoline disaster yesterday. Our friends gave us a trampoline and the kids were excited (I was too). The first problem was I have not bought a net to go around it yet. The second problem was that 5 boys did not follow the rules and had a lightsaber fight on the tramploline while jumping! Sounds like great fun until your knee gets stuck in the springs and you then go flying to the ground!!

This our second trip to the Phoenix Children's Urgent Care in 2 weeks. Camryn was wrestling with the boys last week and had a "nursemaid's elbow" which essentially means that the radial head of the bone was pulled out of the socket. Darin accompanied Camryn to the same urgent care that time and she put her bone back into place herself by punching Darin in the waiting room. So much for the $50 dollar co-pay! Thankfully Darin did not break his knee or tear his ACL. He did manage to bruise his muscle and is on bedrest and Motrin. How lucky for Mom;)

Snowball is keeping Darin happy while he rests. Time for a net and enforcement of rules about the trampoline. Darin did ask the doctor if he could jump on it today-Oh Boys!!!


Mom of The Fields Five January 9, 2009 at 9:58 AM  

Girlfriend, you are having way too much fun at your house! Best Wishes for some quiet time to just chill!

Erin January 9, 2009 at 10:20 AM  

Yikes! Last year, when we lived in Iowa, we had to go to the Urgent Care twice in eight days...and our insurance hadn't started yet. And my two year old at the time got nurse's elbow for the second visit too!

I'm glad he's doing okay.

Tink January 9, 2009 at 10:53 AM  

Whoops! We went through the same thing--got a trampoline and don't have a net around it either. My daugher did a handspring on it, flipped off onto her neck on the ground. It was frightful and she was sore, but thankfully she recouperated just fine! Gotta love those trampolines! I hope he recuperates and learns from it. Snowball is a cutey!