Solved: Cameron's broken leg

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Well, we've had our first serious injury. My 10-month old son, Cameron, fell from my arms and landed just right (or wrong) on the kitchen floor... and ended up with a broken femur.

He got a "spica cast" on late last night and now he can't stand, crawl, or even sit up. He's uncomfortable and unhappy. We're still trying to figure out how to handle the day to day activities. It takes two people to change him, he doesn't fit in the car seat, straps on the stroller won't fit around him, he can't sit up to play or watch anything... it's going to be very difficult as we solve each issue. :(
 

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Oh goodness, may he have a speedy recovery.
 

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OMG Mike! That tears at my heart. I know the little guy will be better soon and I hope you don't feel guilty about it but I know I would. :(
 

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Mike, when Laren was a little girl, we had her in one of those bouncy-chair things on the bar. I had walked around the corner to check something, and she had kicked so hard, that she fell off the counter in the chair onto the floor. Of course, my heart sank way lower than she did. :(

After we had carried her to the hospital and got her checked out and all, the doctor explained a few things to us.

First, babies are always so cute because they have a lot of pudge fat in their face, arms, legs, etc. Reason being, they are going to fall, get hurt, etc. ; it will happen.

When the kid gets injured (here like Cameron did) they are going to be quite upset. For the most part, life has been "perfect" for them; and now, there is something that is not... perfect. So, saying... he's just a bit upset and life right now. He will get better.

I certainly can't speak for every single parent, but at least every parent I know of, has had to cross the bridge where you guys are at. So I can certainly say I know what you're feeling. But those kids are awfully strong; stronger than we give them credit for. He will heal quickly; and before you know it, this occurrence will be a faint memory.

Now... I don't know if it made Laren feel better or us feel better, but she did get a fair amount of candy after that happened.:)
 

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OMG Mike! That tears at my heart. I know the little guy will be better soon and I hope you don't feel guilty about it but I know I would. :(
I felt pretty guilty. Not in as much as I thought I did anything really bad. It's just they sit and cry, and you think you know what's wrong. Which is why the doctor explaining things to me a bit really helped. It was funny. He first explained things in medical terms and such. Then... and the most impacting, he explained things to me as a father of three grown boys. ;)

As they get older you are constantly evaluating yourself as a parent; questioning everything.

Should they go to that friends house?
Should I drive them, walk, or can they take their bike?
How late? Can I call to check? How often?

Can they play sports? football? Any position? Gymnastics?

They want a trampoline. They want....
:)

Ahhh... the joys of parenting. :)
 

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I'm sorry to hear about this Mike. I'm sure Cameron will mend quickly but things will definitely be a bit out of routine for a while. You'll have to get creative to figure out how to do everyday tasks. Wishing you all the best and a speedy recovery for Cameron. :)
 

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Wow, that's a mongo cast! :(

Poor lil' guy. Can't add anything to what others have said, except that he'll never remember this like you will, and in that regard, he'll be less traumatized in the end than you will. ;)
 

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Jeez, Mike, very sorry to hear about that......that's a doozy. Thoughts and prayers from down south. About the only good thing is that kids are nigh indestructible, and he should heal up fine and rapidly.
 

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I'm so sorry to hear about Cameron. It breaks your heart when your child is hurt and you wish you could make it better. As Brad and BP said, kids heal quickly. I suggest one of those sheepskin baby rugs. They are very soft. He can lay on that on the floor. There are lots of toys he can play with while laying either on his back or stomach (piano mat, baby floor gym, etc...).
Best wishes. :)
 
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My grandaughter broke her leg at age two (out of state) and my DIL was pregnant with my next. My wife volenteered to help for a few months (as did her mother)
Many of our fondest memories are my wife being useful, and myself being self-sufficient for that period.
The point is-don't be afraid to ask for help, even for a few hours at a time when you feel overwhelmed (and you occasionally will-even with a healtheey baby.)
 
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words fail me:)
I tried to open a closed door with son 1 once
He was only a month old

Hugs mike xx
 
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My heart goes out to Cameron and the family. May God will watch over him.
 

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