Quick update...(I owe a decent blog later, but just got to put something up quick for some important news)
Josh broke his tibia and fibula right next to the foot yesterday. I think they called them 'compression fractures' or 'buckle fracture' (can't remember anymore as yesterday was kind of a blur) - but you can see one of the breaks in the x-ray in the 'big bone' on the left side about one inch up - kind of looks like a hang nail ;). It wasn't a clean break or anything 'major' like what I had when I was 5 ;).
I don't know how he broke them (figuratively). He was at an indoor child play area jumping off spongy blocks down to a play mat (I feel kind of bad as I was promoting this the day before at the Rochester Athletic Club). After that became too easy/boring for him, he decided to try and jump from the blocks to a big lady bug (again spongy). Well, when he landed he twisted his ankle and collapsed. That was at 11:30am.
By the time I met up with them (I was at work when it happened), it was noon and he was refusing to attempt to walk on it. So we planned on putting him on the couch and icing it hoping he'd walk on it later. He was kind of in shambles but he was mostly whining instead of crying. I told him to suck it up if he wanted to continue to be my kid. Just kidding :)
I hung around until about 12:30 and then headed back to work. Ann iced it for a couple hours, and after Josh took a little nap. However, at 3pm he still refused to walk on it. So Ann schedule x-rays and at 4pm we found out he had broke his leg in too spots (tibia and fibula near the foot). I mean how can a 30lb kid break his leg in two spots from jumping off a 2 foot sponge box?!?!? He must have a high pain tolerance however, b/c basically after I went back to work, he was 'fine' all through the afternoon all way up through doctor exams until the 'casting' started.
After casting it up, he was a disaster again, sobbing uncontrollably 'milking' that his leg hurt, but in reality he just didn’t want the cast on. I told him to quit crying or I'd break the other leg too!
In all seriousness, Josh is doing great, I'm very, very impressed with how well he dealt with the whole situation and it's kind of going to suck for Ann and Josh. Ann having to drag around two kids who can't walk and I don't think Josh is going to like the sedentary life style, but I'm sure he'll get through it!