Poor kid had a soccer injury incident at camp – where he was booked to attend every day this week. He was in a lot of pain and ended up having to have x-rays. ER doctor said it may be fractured, but they couldn’t see anything. He does have a lot of swelling and that indicates either a fracture, or a serious sprain/injury, which could take weeks to heal.
So he will not be going to camp the rest of the week, and was given crutches to walk around on. He has to rest it, elevate it and have ice on it. If the swelling hasn’t gone down in 4 days, he has to go back to the hospital.
My son is not a kid that can sit down and ‘rest’. He is a very active, social kid, who was labelled by a teacher as potentially ADHD when he was younger. That’s why he wants to be booked into camp during the school holidays, so he’s doing fun activities he loves, and is not bored at home.
I know this next few days is not going to be fun. For him, which is sad – because he is in pain, his school holidays are messed up. Not nice, at all. And not fun for me. This plus all the 12 year old hormones he is experiencing, are not a good combination. I have anxiety just thinking about it. I already find the school holidays hard. And I feel like such a bad mother saying that. But, it’s how it is.