During the last week of April (which happened to be crazy busy!), a friend texted and asked if Briggs could come over and play that morning. Oh sure! That would be great because I could definitely get a few things done, being it was a busy week and all! Well Briggs was really braved while at his friends house and jumped off the top rung of the bunk bed ladder. After that he couldn't walk! He kept pointing below his ankle and at his heal when I asked where it hurt. An acquaintance who is a pediatric physical therapist looked at it and recommended I make an appointment with an Orthopedic doctor. So the next day I took Briggs in and in less than thirty minutes he came out with a cast that he was going to wear for 3 weeks! There was no clear break he could see on the x-ray but he suspected a micro fracture on his heal and the only way to really know if it was broken was to get a CT scan, which I learned, is a traumatic experience for a child. So we passed and treated it like a full break. At this point in the game, I was carrying a 15 lb baby around and a 40 lb kid around. Fun! But after a day and a little help from Michael, and Briggs' buddy, Asher, he started walking around on his cast! Things were looking up. The following weekend, we took Briggs swimming (our first swim of the season!) in his waterproof cast. And the next morning, I noticed the mesh underneath was falling down. So back to the doctor we went, after a week with the cast! The doctor looked it over and decided that the wear and tear Briggs had put his cast through meant he probably didn't have a break but a bad bruise. So the cast was sawed off and that was traumatic and scary for Briggs! Then it was back to Mama carrying a baby and a kid again. Finally Briggs began bearing weight on his foot ever so gingerly. It still is not 100% but he's able to walk and run again!!
Leaving the doctor.
Briggs with a cast at school. Asher sat and played with him the entire time.
He had a great attitude!
Writing on the cast was fun!
Our first swim of the season, with the cast!