Monday, March 9, 2009

Cody on a Longboard + fall = broken scaphoid and a cast




So after 2 weeks in a splint and Cody feeling worse, we decided to take him back to the doctor on friday. After another round of x-rays, 3-4 doctors reading the films, they are agree that Cody BROKE his scaphiod. Originally it was "just a bad Sprain" Well from the amount of pain he was in I knew that night it was more, and I wished I followed my motherly instinct and took him the next morning to another doctor.

Now we are faced with a difficult decision. We can either opt for surgury to have a screw put in, or take a chance with a cast for 8 weeks, have it re - x-rayed and hope it heals - or have the surgury in 8 weeks anyway.

after talking to Cody, he decided to get the cast for 8 weeks and then chance it and have the surgury if its not healed. I think its a VERY big chance were taking. The scaphoid bone gets very little blood flow and is the worst bone to break in your wrist. although the doctor said he broke it in a good place (for a break) and the top part of the bone gets more blood flow than the bottom, he broke the top. and since we found the break with in the first month there is a chance that it will heal without surgury. fact - did you know that your scaphoid bone requires twice the pressure to break than any of the large bones in your arm??? FACT

So say a prayer for his speed recovery, and that in 8 weeks the caast wasnt for nothing....


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