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10+ YEARS


Over 10 years ago, I wrote my first blog post. Since then, I've authored books, had kids, traveled the world, found Trish and blogged about it all.

Jack broke his foot

All Aboard The scene looks innocent enough - a 2-year old boy and his 4-year old big sister having some fun playing together. They're in the 4-year old's room, being awfully quiet. The sister comes up with a great idea - they clear some toys off the book/toy shelf (which is built into the wall) and use it as a launch pad to get to the bed. A blood-curdling scream shakes the foundation of the house 3 minutes later.

I don't know how many successful jumps they made, but Jack didn't quite make the bed on one of his jumps. Julie called me yesterday to tell me he'd gotten hurt and couldn't walk. Neither Abbie or he could recall how he'd gotten hurt. He laid on the couch for a few hours before Julie decided to take him to the emergency room. It was a good thing she did - x-rays verified he'd broken his foot.

It's not a bad break, but it's a small fracture on a growth bone, so he's going to have to have surgery on it. I've been out of town this week, so I didn't get a chance to witness all the fun. After the x-rays, apparently Julie was able to pry the story out of both kids.

I'm pretty impressed that my little boy broke his first bone before he was 3. He must be a Raible. ;-)

Posted in General at Aug 17 2007, 07:49:41 AM MDT 5 Comments
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The thing that sucks about it is that there isn't even a scar. Maybe you can ask the doctors if there's some way they can apply a scar to his general foot area without actually cutting him. Injuries on little boys are so much cooler when accompanied by a scar.

Posted by Bryan on August 17, 2007 at 08:37 AM MDT #

Snicholls just pointed out to me that you said he's going to have to have surgery... which I'm guessing means he'll end up with a scar, so it looks like it's going to turn out well. Plus, with surgery, you usually get copious amounts of jello and ice cream, which he should enjoy.

Posted by Bryan on August 17, 2007 at 08:39 AM MDT #

Good point - I'm sure if there was a scar, he'd be much prouder of it. He will get a cast after surgery - I'm sure he'll be pretty pumped about that. We'll have to have a "cast signing" game at his birthday party next week.

Posted by Matt Raible on August 17, 2007 at 08:39 AM MDT #

LOL. Never thought you were such a break-a-leg. I hope Jack isn't feeling too bad from the experience.

BTW don't let him jump in your lap with his cast on... that might prevent future children, and you'll have to take Jack's ice cream and apply it, making you both miserable :)

Posted by Martijn Dashorst on August 17, 2007 at 11:18 AM MDT #

I hope Jack has a speedy recovery!

Posted by Sean Gilligan on August 17, 2007 at 11:20 AM MDT #

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