Do you have any idea how hard it is to be right all the time? ;)
We went into the Urgent Care and Little Bug did great at the beginning. Then when we went in the back, he freaked out. But not as bad as he has in the past... so that was good. I was smart this time and packed a bag full of books, games, and most importantly: food. Plus, I bribed everyone with "eating out" if they all behaved. I don't know that they all behaved well enough for the dinner, but heaven knows that I DID! So we're going out anyway!
The Dr. came in, moved Red's arm around and said, "There is no swelling or discoloration. He doesn't seem to be in a lot of pain. There is nothing that suggests a major injury..." and then I interrupted him. I know. Totally rude, but he was already backing towards the door. I knew he was going to say to keep ice on it, give him Advil or Tylenol, and if it still hurt in a few days, bring him back in, and then he'd take off. So, I stopped him. I told him about the other break. He reiterated his previous thoughts and was a little patronizing as he told me how painful a break in the hand or wrist is. I insisted that I understood what he was saying, but that I still felt there was something really wrong. I pushed. He pushed back. I gave a mama bear growl. He backed down, but I could tell he was humoring me.
Off Red went to get x-rays. They brought him back and a few minutes later a VERY humble Dr. came back. "I'm so glad you pressed for the x-rays. You were right. His radius is broken right near the wrist. You will need to see an orthopedic surgeon to have it casted." Wait... what?
Apparently since the fracture is so close to the wrist, they need to make sure that the angle of the arm is just right before they put the cast on or it will mess with his wrist. Fun. So, tomorrow at 2:00 we head off for the rest of our adventure!
Thank you guys for all your well wishes and your prayers and hugs! It really means a lot to me!