Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later. We've had a pretty good streak going with very few trips to the hospital or emergency room. However, Eli brought that to a crack last night when he fell down on the driveway at a full sprint. We put him down for a nap, but then he woke up not moving his arm.
So, Shannon had to cancel her curriculum meeting for T.J. and take Eli to the quick med. After football practice, I met Shannon there. He was the cutest thing you've ever scene with his shirt off at the doctor's office. I walked in, and he said, "Daddy, they're going to fix me." Then, a few minutes later, "Daddy, am I fixed yet?"
I had to tell him, "listen buddy, the doctor just tells us what's wrong, God fixes you." They showed me the x ray where his collar bone is broken but explained that children's bones are like green sticks that will heal very quickly, and there isn't much they can do besides putting him in a sling.
We're thinking that a one-armed Eli will probably only be able to do 1/2 the damage. So, it might be a nice break for us at the Anderson house. Who knows, we might just keep him in a sling permanently.
We walked right next door to Moe's and ate dinner with Eli in a very good mood and glad for all the individual attention.
It takes more than a broken collar bone to take Eli down.