I think every parent knows it is inevitable, the first broken bone. It’s just a matter of WHEN it happens. Mine was at 15. My son’s was at 3 3/4.
While playing on the playground at his school this past Tuesday, Sebby decided he was done swinging. Now most kids when they are done swinging they wait for the swing to come back to the bottom and they hop off. Not Sebby. When he decided he was done, he just let go. Not because he has no sense of fear, well, he doesn’t but not in the same way you and I do. He most likely doesn’t have a sense of fear because of his Autism (shakes fist). So needless to say, because he was done swinging while the swing was mid air, he came crashing down.
The school reports that when he fell, after being comforted he seemed okay. He ate his lunch and took his nap. But when he woke up from his nap, he was pointing to his neck and saying “Ow” and “hurt” So after a phone call with the school and my husband we took him to Children’s Hospital here in Seattle.
After watching him in the waiting area for a little while, we noticed he was being really cautious with his left wrist and we pointed this out to the ER doc who was examining him.
An X-Ray (which went off without a hitch thanks to the very capable staff at Children’s Hospital) proved our theory correct.
Buckle Fractures are minor, and should heal in a few weeks. He may or may not need a cast.
So what do you do with a 3 and 3/4 year old boy who breaks his wrist on the playground?
Take him to buy new Cars and get him a sundae.
Sorry about the splint buddy, but you will be better in no time.