Remember we talked a while back about Eldest's assumed scaphoid fracture? Well, after three casts, we now have a definitive result. It's assumed no longer. It finally showed up as a fracture on the x-rays. I still think that this is the most bizarre thing.
The Cast of our Summers' Misfortune
So Eldest missed A Champs and will now miss PNS Champs this weekend, where he had qualified in SIX events. Next season, he moves up to being the youngest of a new age group with faster qualification times. Arrrgh! He's pretty disappointed about the meets, but is trying to work it to his advantage at home. I'm such a sucker! Why you ask?
So, to add insult to injury, a certain Mom to remain nameless thought Eldest might have been exaggerating his injury and had him swim an excruciating 200 IM and 100 Back before he got out of the pool in tears at the Seattle Age Group Open. So, let's just assume this Mom feels very, very, very guilty. This seems to be a constant state in her life. Oh, the guilt. This is certainly a weakness to allow Eldest to work it.
On the good side: It has given him time to finish up the latest Harry Potter tome. I am about...oohhh...six books behind myself. Also, the Xerosox that PB used to cover her arm during swim practice works just as swell on Eldest. So he hasn't missed many practices. We are hoping it improves his kick like it did for PB. She's still recovering from balance issues in the pool. She got so used to the heavy cast that also floated that she now is a little lop-sided in her technique, but it's better than nothing. Finally, they seem to have a bitchin' plethora of cast colors and designs. The camo was a tough decision with a deep blood red, soccer balls, and American flags coming in as runners up.
So, for now, he's being pretty upbeat. We have this cast for another 5 weeks, and then check it again. He might get one more cast--oh the choices! This bone has notorious bad blood supply, so they say it could take up to three months or even surgery to heal. Surgery!!! Again!
That's it. We are cursed! Just so you know, Heelies and monkey bars have been banned from being used before all swim meets.
Still guilty here though:
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