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Three days ago my eldest son fell from a 3m high plum tree. Consequently breaking his arm just above the wrist. Racing to my screaming child and seeing his bent arm I’m the first to admit if it was not my son I honestly am not sure I could have looked at his arm. We went to the local hospital and were transferred to the children’s hospital in the city. Our son even though he was in a lot of pain and never been in hospital did so well he handled it all in his stride. There were moments that he’d had enough but he handled things really well considering, I was so proud of him. I had to take him into theatre, that is where I had to draw my courage as I had to leave him with the professionals.

Day 4 and he is cast up and home, struggling to do many simple things but still trooping on.


Posted by 3xmum, 19th February 2017


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  • One thing we were never allowed to do. We might have damaged it and knocked off what might later be fruit. We had a hyper strict Dad – certainly not worth the punishment. I managed to break my arm at primary school when 2 of us collided when we jumped for a ball. I broke my right arm but it wasn’t too much inconvenience because I’m left handed. The teacher reckoned I wouldn’t be able to do things that you need both hands for. I accomplished some things. I think I gave her a shock when I used my plastered arm to hold my ruler straight to rule lines etc.

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  • Glad to hear that the only serious injury was a broken wrist. No doubt he will be back up the plum tree before the cast is off – encourage “three points of contact” when climbing to maybe prevent a future fall!

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  • Aren’t kids just amazing?! So resilient thank god. They have a lot if scrapes so it makes things a little easier on us parents

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