The next day, it still looked funny and still hurt when he moved it, so the pediatrician suggested urgent care for an xray. Where we found out it was broken.
Which still wasn't too big a deal since the doctor taped it and said Ortho would probably just give us a splint to wear for a few weeks.
At the doctor's the next day, it was pronounced to be viral. He charmed everyone with his pathetic puffy eyes for exactly one day, and then returned to completely normal.
But still, I am much much better than I was over the weekend so I am very thankful.
She has always been a little more achey than the general population, I can remember it even in high school. Now she deals with daily pain and stiffness and difficulty doing a lot of things that the rest of us 34 year olds take for granted.
She has always been that kind of sister.
I'm holding out hope that mine is just some sort of strange post-viral reaction.
The day to day difficulties of struggling with tasks that I have always taken for granted.
The wondering at what I must have done to cause this.
The creeping fear of what will happen in the future, and watching your husband face the same fears.
And the reminder of the importance of finding my identity only in being a child of God and not in anything I can accomplish.
I am young and healthy, and I am that mom who sits crosslegged on the floor with her kids. I need my coffee to keep up, but I have been able to lug 3 boys and a surfboard and other gear to the beach without batting an eye.
Maybe it is easier for me to say that, because there is a pretty good chance that this is just some strange viral reaction that will be completely gone a week from now.
"The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace: because he trusts in You."
Aquaman ended up needing a cast for his finger, since the fracture was near the growth plate.
Which was the next damper in our summer plans.
in Florida summertime what else are you supposed to do?
He says "hi" now to everyone. Before I even see them, he has extended his greeting.
Today he said "book" for the first time. And yesterday "duck". He is exploding with growth, and thriving in the company of his big brothers, who, broken fingers and cancelled summer camps or not, seem to be enjoying their summer.