Monday, March 29, 2010

The No Good Very Bad Week

Well, it's been quite the week at the Johnson household! Mama had the flu and Dada was super amazing - Praise God he didn't have to work and could spend the time helping out with sick Mama and all the kiddos. And just 3 days ago, our baby broke his arm! This is our first broken bone. He and Kivi were playing outside with the wagon and he stood in it and because of some law of physics, he fell backward as Kivi pulled the wagon forward. Crack. Broken bone. The poor boy came howling into the house, screaming, "I broke my arm! I broke my arm!" We thought he was being over dramatic and tried to calm him down. Then when Peter took off his sweater and his long sleeve shirt and noticed his arm going the wrong way. He said, "Yep, I think we'll go to the hospital." So two days in the hospital, lots more vomiting, and "pins in the arm surgery" later and our Eben man is doing well... as long as there are lots of meds in him.

We'll go back in 8 days so they can take the pins out and he can get a hard cast.

Ahhh. Now, the hardest parts are over and it's on to Holy Week! Hurray for God and how He loves us enough to send His Son to suffer for us - way more than a broken arm.


Jeremy and Laura Lebow said...

Holy cow! Pins in it and everything! My sister and I both had broken arms in kindergarten, so maybe that's the year to do it. I fell off a swing, and Sara went flying through the air when we were playing a rough-housing game in the back yard. Fun times.

Cathi Tague said...

Wow Eben man! We go away for a visit to Napa/Sonoma and come home to hear the news of your broken arm. Well, it will make a great story to tell your kids some day! Can Poppy sign your cast when he comes up in a few weeks? Hope you are feeling better now. Love, Nonnie

Tiffany Nevil said...

Poor sweet boy! I'm so glad Peter was still home to help you out. Way to go Eben! You are so brave!