Then, once the cast was removed, mommy and daddy were scared. His arm was bent. They took X-rays, which showed the arm was healing bent.
Drew and I went through a process of many emotions yesterday.
- Emotion 1--Sadness. I was so sad for my little baby. Why does someone so young have to go through all this? Poor little guy.
- Emotion 2-- Anger. First, we were upset with the physician who cared for Luke. Why didn't they set it properly when putting him in the cast? I asked if they were going to take new X-rays at our first appointment there, and they said it wasn't necessary. I asked about his arm looking bent when they put him in the cast, but the doctor said it would straighten up fine.
- Emotion 3-- Fear. How would Luke do under anesthesia? What is the doctor is unable to bend the arm back into place--will he then need a full surgery?
- Emotion 4--Guilt. Once we got back home, I began re-hashing all of the events of the day the accident happened. What if I carried Luke with me into the kitchen when I was putting his sippy cup together? Then he wouldn't have climbed on that chair and fallen.
So, today Luke is his normal rambunctious self, and I am busy chasing after him. He is only in a splint, so he has to be very careful. I just put him down for an early morning nap and I am already exhausted!
Please pray for our little guy.