Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The results are in...

Austin has Pitchers arm! Or as they also call it "Little League Arm". He reinjured it Sunday and Xrays today revealed a new injury to the same spot. His MRI says he definitly has little fractures around the growth plate. And his arm is trying to heal itself (because he didn't keep it immbolized like he was suppose to) and growing bone where it's not suppose to be. So it is moderate damage but a step below needing surgery.

So he came home with a cast on! He picked blue...
Problem is - No sports for 12 weeks. We start Soccer in 7 weeks. We are #1 tournament champs and on the same team for 9 years. This season being #10. So if he has to sit out...I don't even want to think about it. Dr. said he will re-evaulate his arm in 6 weeks and let us know if he will let him play soccer. No goalie though. And definitely NO baseball.

The big concern is major damage for the future. I don't want him to have a crippled arm injury from his little league days when he's an adult. But it will be very hard for such a sport oriented kid/family as we are.

It will be a very LONG summer with a cast on...no swimming, no showers, no water balloons, arm sweating and itching in there, and to top it off...it is his dominate arm! I just might need some calgon before this summer is up...
XOXO

3 comments:

Leah said...

oh man... This will definitely be an interesting summer for your family!! How long does the cast have to stay on?? At least he's out of school and won't have to be trying to write with either the cast on, or by using his non-dominate hand...

Tooj said...

Let that boy get some rest. :) If he's been this active for this long...growth plates are a definite concern. Hopefully you have a good variety of board games with which to get familiar. LOL Tell him the blog family says rest up, get better, and find a stick to reach in and scratch with!

Lisa Baldwin said...

WOW... I'm so sorry poor kid I'll keep him in my prayers I'm sure everything is going to be OK.

I might take you up on the CALGON I feel that way this weekend...lol!