Friday, July 9, 2010
It’s Just A Sprain (Not!)
Last week, my 9-year-old Nick came home early from a sleepover at 10:00 p.m., holding his arm in pain. I could tell the way he was acting that something was really wrong.
My first instinct was to rush him to the hospital. My husband, Doug, didn’t exactly agree.
“He’ll be fine. He just needs to straighten his arm out. It’s not broken.”
Nick continued to moan in pain. Doug took hold of his arm and gently tried to straighten it. Nick started to cry, so I intervened.
“I really think we should take him to the hospital.”
“Yes, tonight. It could be broken.”
Doug continued to insist everything was “fine” and I continued to insist something was really wrong. My maternal instincts flipped into high gear, and Nick and I rushed to the emergency room.
Yep, a broken arm.
Thank God for over-protective mothers! Sometimes, we just need to follow our gut. No, my maternal instincts aren’t always right, but when it comes to my children, I’m usually dead on. Can anyone relate?
Have a good weekend!