Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Triple Threat

Last week I was packing for a little family trip to Utah. Gavin was taking a snooze and Owen was keeping me company by talking my ear off and simultaneously jumping off his bed...as usual. It wasn't long before one particular jump ended in a crash landing and a hurt arm. We treated it like any other injury by checking it out, putting the trusty ice pack on it, and soothing the tears away. Owen went to bed shortly after and woke up to more pain the next morning.

Now Owen is no stranger to scrapes and bruises. He's definitely not a wimp. But he complained of pain and refused to use his arm. So (with no swelling and no bruising) we figured a trip to the doctor couldn't hurt just to be sure. The doctor requested we get an x-ray since we'd be leaving town shortly. And after a trip to radiology and a referral to an orthopedic surgeon, we walked away with a bright blue cast. Owen had broken his arm in two places!

But here's the clincher. Two of the cousins we came out to visit in Utah happened to have casts too. Jasper, age 7, injured his arm in a trampoline accident. And Cameron, age 11, fell while climbing a tree. All three boys had casts! On their right arms! At the same time! What are the odds?

6 comments:

Heather said...

Yikes! Poor Owen, hope this doesn't put too much of a damper on future super hero antics!

Lisa Best said...

Owen looks SO cute in this picture! :)

Poor guy! Ouch!

Brenda said...

Oh my gosh!!!! Boys will be boys! Hope you've got plenty of plastic bags to cover the cast during bath time!

Kimba said...

He probably thinks it's so cool to be like his cousins. :) Great picture! Poor O. He was such a trouper though!

Abby said...

That picture is adorable. Owen's face is killin' me! Sorry he broke his arm, though, that's no fun at all.

Britanny said...

Seriously, what ARE the odds? That is nuts. Sorry the broken bone had to strike so early in his childhood. Brings back memories...