Friday, April 3, 2009

Only Monkeys in Trees Please!

Well we had our first accident at the house last Friday afternoon! Friday was the Masaka Primary Schools Athletic competition. One of our older boys, Rock, was not participating in any of the events so he stayed home. As boys do, he thought it would be fun to climb the guava tree in the back yard and eat a few fruits. He was at the top of the tree when the branch broke and he went tumbling out, landing on the cement. Thank God he wasn't seriously hurt but we immediately took him to the clinic.

After waiting in the clinic the doctor sent him to the x-ray & ultra sound department. Of course this department is in another building that has a flight of stairs down to reach the department entrance...hum isn’t that crazy. Only in Uganda! Thank God Uncle Sam was with us and he was able to carry Rock down the stairs because he couldn’t walk! We did get right in and got x-rays of his head, pelvis and arm. After the x-rays were complete it was back up stairs to see the doc again. He referred us to an orthopedic surgeon, which surprised me that Masaka had one. So we were on our way again. The ortho doc was great!! He said that Rock only had a broken wrist in 2 spots and there was no need for pins! Praise the Lord!! He put on a temporary cast and we were off.

Rock is doing good now!! We went to the orthopedic surgeon again yesterday and he put on his permanent cast. As always Rock is in good spirits and was able to go back to school today. Boys will be boys huh!! I told him only monkeys are allowed in trees! :)


1 comment:

Chrissy (Lauren's mom) said...

Dear Rock,
We are praying that God will heal your wrist quickly and completely...I am so thankful that you were able to get the medical attention that you needed. Thank you to those who took care of Rock.
God bless you!
Your family in America
PS Keep your feet on the ground ;-)