Hey all, my 14 year old son could use prayers and good thoughts today. (so could his mom)!
Yesterday, after doing a 360 on his snowboard he fell out of it & broke his right collar bone is two places. He will be having surgery this afternoon to put in a plate. The bone is protruding & they need to reconnect it.
Surgery is new to both of us. Last year he fractured his other collar bone, so we are use to broken collar bones! My famous last words last year - YOU WILL NEVER SNOWBOARD AGAIN....so much for my famous last words!
Positive energy and good thoughts are zooming their way over to both of you as I type. Take care!
P.S. The only bone I ever broke was my collar bone. I fell off a picnic table bench at my own birthday party; I just turned "lucky" 7. (I wasn't terribly coordinated as a child. Nor am I as an adult, for that matter.)
You got it. I've had that same surgery twice. (motorcycle racing) He'll come through with flying colors. Piece of cake. Tell him to enjoy the down time and do just what the Dr. says after the surgery. with collar bones you get to thinking you're all healed and you're not. Best wishes for all of you.
I would certainly tell him not to go out an snowboard again. We had a kid in our city not too long ago who was sledding, and hit a tree with his brother. I guess one of them died, and the other was seriously injured.
People who do these kinds of sports should certainly learn the risks of them before they rush out and try them. A friend of mine broke his leg when I was a kid the same way. He was on a plastic sled.and it hit a very small tree and split right in half up to his groin. Not a pretty picture.
When they called telling me they were taking him to the hospital, my first thought was that he tried to attempt his first hand-spring off a jump. Thank goodness it was a school event & he had lots of teachers and parents there to comfort him until we got to the hospital - of course, the hospital was in Wisconsin, an hour away from home! Thank goodness it was an in-network hospital for our insurance
thats good Jane, at least there are others to comfort him as well, plus the insurance you have is ok, thats good enough, still he needs to recover gradually but surely,,,,and he has classes as well, hmmm
He'll come out strong, I broke my elbow in 2 places skateboarding in Brazil. My mom asked the surgeon to tell me to stop skating, he said he couldn't cause his son longboards 60km/hr. I also made bad judgemets but that's how you learn and don't repeat again!
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