Levi was playing at a friend's house when I recieved a call from the mom that Levi was crying really hard and was inconsolable. I just figured he'd get over it soon, but I still went over to pick him up. I must tell you that Levi is little, but he is tough as he gets a beating from brothers on both ends, and he can take the pain with very little complaining. So when he was still crying and babying his arm after I went to get him, I knew something was wrong. I took him to urgent care and they took an x-ray, but sent us home saying that it wasn't broken. That was on a Friday. The following Tuesday I got a call from the PA who had sent us home. She said that the radiology report came back and the radiologist had seen a fracture in the elbow. I knew it was broken and that Levi wasn't crying for nothing! But he had to go the whole weekend without protection on his elbow and I know that it got bumped a few times. Poor Guy! He was a real trooper. He has to wear a cast for 5 weeks, then all better. Oh, by the way, he told us that he was rolling on a big ball and fell off. He must have landed wrong on his elbow, but I honestly don't know how that could fracture a bone.
So how Slater comes into the story follows. When Aunt Brock & Cameron came for a visit, Grandma Sanders came to pick them up to take them back to Brawley. Well Cousin Slater came along too, and when he walked in the front door, I had to laugh because he had a cast on the same arm as Levi! Apparently he had a great fall from his family tree fort and broke his wrist. Slater is a tough kid too. He has 4 brothers and 1 sister.
I guess this will be the first of many broken bones in a family full of boys. Levi hardly complained at all and has made it a not so bad experience. He just wants to borrow a chopstick every now and then to scratch an itch on his arm inside the cast.