Friday, October 22, 2010

A Little Bit of Drama

Yesterday was supposed to be an uneventful day.

P.T. in the morning, then Carter went to school.

 And I headed home to clean the house (because I have a glamorous life).

BUT, things didn't stay uneventful for long.


I got a phone call from the elementary school.

One of Carter's pins was falling out.

Not good.

I assessed the damage.

See that red cap?

It is supposed to be touching that metal base part.

No, not good at all.

I called Dr. Paley's P.A. (yes I was freaking out).

He told me not to worry, "It's not a big deal."

"You work in the operating room everyday... this is a big deal to me!" (yes, I said that)

He chuckled and apologized and gave further instruction.

Carter cried when I told him we had to remove the pin.

I thought I could handle things.

Then I cried, too.

So, we called Jason.

He came right home- cause he is like that.

Really, the pin was already practically out.

But, the part that remained in the bone had to be unscrewed.

Carter held on real tight while his Dad did the turning.

He is one brave boy!

Then, he surveyed the damage.

And called his buddy, Cas, to tell him about the ordeal.

I heard him declare, "It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be!"

And there you have it.

We have one less pin site to clean each day.

Now, that's what you call turning lemons into lemonade (thank you very much)!


Prilla said...

Oh my goodness! Poor boy! It really sucks having to be a brave parent sometimes and cause our kidos some pain. You're my hero!

Our little family said...

I think I would have lost it! I don't think I would have even THOUGHT about taking it out, just the pictures made me queasy! Do you have to worry about cleaning the open hole?

The Kent Family said...

Our poor Carter! Will that be healed before we get there? I about passed out reading your post. You should put up a warning ya know!

Cristina said...

It sounded bad, but the pictures really tell the story! You and Jason are getting some great medical training though, (more lemons into lemonade for ya!)

Tyler and Jess said...

WOW!!! I still cannot believe that! He is so tough! You need to tell him that he is my HERO!!!!

Ty and Juju Brown said...

What a brave boy! I am so glad you didn't have to fly back to Florida or something. One less pin. What a blessing in disguise! Love you guys it was great seeing you at the farewell.

Emmaline and Lynn said...

Hi Carter, it's Emmaline from Savannah, GA. Also I was in West Palm Beach.(If you don't remember me, I was the one who went to that 4th of July party and was in West Palm Beach about the same time as you.) Anyway, I was watching tv when my mom called me in to her office. I wasn't really sure why though until I read your blog post. All I can say is WOW! How do you go through something like that with such ease? I also can't believe that it didn't hurt that much. You are really unbeliable! You are really brave and awesome!Good luckthrough the rest of your journey!

-Emmaline Bryant

Anonymous said...

Wow, I am glad you are able to see the positive in this. Carter you have been more brave than I think I could ever be. I am awed by how you have not appeared to let the surgeries or life's circumstances pull you down or stop you. You are an amazing boy.

Anonymous said...

Luckily we never had this happen... but one of our friends from florida did. I don't think I could have done that part. We had struts fall out... and that was bad enough!