fluke

He was just standing there, started to lose his balance, overcorrected with a twist, and went down on his knee. That’s all it took for sweet Will to break his femur. Not just a break but a diagonal spiral break requiring an operating room at the fabulous Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland and a lovely green spica body cast.

Will in cast

This was his fourth popsicle, but I’m guessing there was no limit. I could only imagine the angst his parents experienced as they looked on, exhausted, relieved, anticipating …

Thumbs up

Thumbs up for the wagon ride to the hospital playroom before bed. After two l o n g days, Pete and Linsey got to take their son home (in a specially designed car seat).

And today (!) we got to go for a short visit.

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On the way we stopped at Critter Cabana to buy a parentally pre-approved pet for our nearly immobile grandson. We resisted the urge to get him a puppy, which we were certain would be more entertaining than a fish.

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She even built the bowl for us.

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“I got hurt!” He’s a heart melter.

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Played a bit of Velcro catch with his Gum.

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We wonder what he’ll name his new buddy.

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Will’s getting the taste of a turtle’s life; at least turtles can walk.

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Mama doses the pain meds while Daddy loves on his boy.

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They’ve been through the mill, but as Linsey says, “We can do anything for four weeks.” She noted today that they’re already halfway through the first week!

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4 Responses to fluke

  1. Craig MacDonald says:

    We heard about this from our (very good) Realtor. Tough stuff, but part of the adventure called parenting. Thankful that all will be well.

  2. Pam MacDonald says:

    Linsey has such a positive outlook! What a great mom…I’m sure Pete has the same attitude, as well. We’ll be praying for everyone.

  3. Ridgely says:

    What a trooper! Hope his recovery is swift and complete.

  4. Aneta Hullinger says:

    Poor little guy! Its a huge cast and we are praying that time heals him quickly. I can remember Christians two different casts but none were this extensive.

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