first real boo-boo

Rainbow did something to his ankle in the backyard on Friday. We had a few theories floating around, but Daddy J’s is the best: He was trying to walk on the playsystem ladder’s rungs as it was resting on the ground.

(Until the company, which we sued in small claims court, comes and fixes it within the next month or so.)

(Yeah, we won*.)

(Hee.)

*makes immature finger gesture toward company’s office in Franklin, TN*

Anyway, he twisted his ankle/hurt his foot somehow. I looked over toward the playsystem and he was next to the ladder, holding up his foot and crying. Nothing other than a scrape on the back of his calf, no swelling or discoloration or lumps or anything, but it was very tender. He cried for a while and just would NOT put any weight on that thing. It was so incredibly pitiful to see – he’d forget, and ask to be put down, and then cry and beg to be held. He learned to scoot on his bottom and walk on his knees.

This happened at 9:30. My father in law, who was a First Responder at one point, happened to be here at the time. He helped me check out Rainbow’s little ankle and we decided that there wasn’t an immediate ER situation. We gave it a couple of hours, but I couldn’t deal and wanted to be sure nothing was broken or fractured. Got X-rayed and confirmed that it’s a soft tissue injury. So that’s good.

Anyway, that was my Friday: fretting, hospital, fretting, pampering Rainbow.

Also much of Saturday morning.

By Saturday lunchtime, he was walking on it with a pronounced limp. And by Saturday night, he was limp/dancing at Daddy J’s 40th birthday party.

Which totally rocked. Pics to follow soon.

* Instead of saying that we “won”, I should have said that we “reached a settlement,” albeit a settlement that we are very happy with and that the company was at first adamant just wasn’t going to happen. So, for us, it was a win, though we settled before we went to court.

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