Friday, May 25, 2012

Simon is 23 Months Old and has a broken leg

This is Simon the first day his cast was put on
Unfortunately Simon broke his leg on the day that he turned 23 months.  It has been a long time since we blogged, but having a two year old in a full leg cast has not been easy.  We were in LA visiting Gabrielle.  Simon was on a bounce house and he jumped from the slide part into the house.    He started crying but was not saying anything about his leg.  We took him back to Gabrielle's house but could not seem to get him happy and comfortable.  It was then I saw that his foot was swollen.  We went to an urgent care center who took x-rays and told us it was a broken knee which was terrifying.  This was on Tuesday May 1st.  We were scheduled to fly home Wednesday afternoon but I called and got on an early flight.  We were running late and got stuck in LA traffic in the rain.  We had to rush through security and the United people were so nice that they escorted us through to the gate.  We made it on to the plane just in time and I heard the flight attendant say, "welcome to flight yadda yadda to Newark".  I thought she had made a mistake, so I turned to the guy next to me and asked if it was a flight to Newark.  He said yes!  I screamed "get me off this plane!" I was holding Simon (who is wearing a temporary cast at this point) running up the aisle screaming like a lunatic so they didn't close the door.  When I got off they were questioning me about how I got on the flight.  Yes, it was an obvious security issue, but certainly not my fault.  They had escorted me to the flight and took my boarding pass.  It was like something out of a bad movie.

Anyway, we took the next flight.  Simon was an angel.  He took a really good nap and the guy next to us was very nice.   After a very long day we made it home safely.
The next morning (Thursday) we had an appointment at Children's Memorial.  They took another x-ray and found that the fracture was in the tibia and not the knee which is much better.  They put him in a cast all the way from his toes to the top of his hip for 4-6 weeks.   At first he did not understand why he couldn't walk, but he has become more used to it and is able to scoot around with ease.  Sometimes he asks me to take the cast off which is so sad.
Luckily, until this point we chose not to let Simon watch TV so it has been a very special treat.  He loves to watch Disney movies.  He especially loves the elephants on the Jungle Book and he loves the Lion King.   We have arranged the house and toys to make things a bit easier and more interesting for him.  He is hanging in there like a trooper and can not wait to be able to play with his friends outside again.
Needless to say, updating the blog has been difficult (plus you still can not do it on the Ipad).  We have had a lot of fun adventures in 2012 that we still have to update.......more to come!


  1. The poor little guy has a "fed up" look on his face. We were so glad we came when we did, he'd gotten more used to the cast & we had so much fun with him.

    Grandma Lin

  2. Oh poor Simon! Thank goodness he is such an angel! And his mommy deserves an award for everything you guys have been through or at least a relaxing spa trip when this is all done!

  3. Poor little guy is such a trooper, he has such a great spirit and can make the best out of a very uncomfortable situation!