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The First Cast

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Today my son Evan got his first cast. I got a call at work around 10:30am from the school to say that Evan had hurt his wrist and they thought I should come take a look. So, I shut off my computer, grabbed my purse and headed over to the school – half expecting to tell Evan that it looked fine and he could go back to class. But one look at it, and I was pretty sure it needed an Xray. To the hospital we went!

This is Evan we are talking about. I’m amazed that he has made it 9 years WITHOUT a cast! This kid is a daredevil. He plays fast and hard and pushes the limits. Always has, always will. He is just that kind of kid. He plays hockey, football, soccer, baseball, snowboarding etc…and he skateboards. My guess would have been a broken wrist at the skatepark. This was my kid at 6 years old, dropping in the bowl:

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He scraped off his nipple at the Canmore skatepark, nearly lost teeth at the Magrath mini-ramp and busted his chin in at the Lethbridge skatepark. I have seen many falls with swellbows and nasty, nasty scrapes but no broken bones….until today.

How did he crack his wrist you ask?? It wasn’t an x-games worthy spill, or anything daredevilish at all. He was laying on the ground and his buddy at school did a handstand, lost his balance and landed on Evan. And bam, just like that…cracked wrist!

We had a great experience in the ER, in and out quickly with a very friendly doctor looking after Evan. After she put Evan’s cast on, we got a quick sandwich from the cafeteria and back to school he went. He couldn’t wait to show his classmates his new cast! He told me he felt famous all afternoon haha. His cast has some lovely autographs on it already.

I felt so bad for the poor kid who accidentally hurt him. He cried and felt so awful when Evan showed up in a cast. We made sure to comfort him and tell him it was ok. Accidents happen. We knew he never meant to hurt Evan. Evan knew exactly how this kid felt because Evan accidentally knocked out his best friend’s 3 adult teeth in a friendly game of mini-sticks last December. I have never seen Evan cry as hard as he did that night, feeling so sorry and worried about his friend. I still get a sick feeling when I think about that night, even though I was right there when it happened and saw it was an accident. This time Evan was on the other end of the accident!

I’m really proud of Evan for looking at the positive side of this crazy day. He was thankful for the nice doctor who cared for him, he was thankful he isn’t sick like some of the people we saw at the hospital today, and he is thankful his cast will be off before golf league starts!

When I woke up this morning, I never thought we’d end the day with Evan in a cast. You just never know what the day will bring!