27 May, 2011

I think I mozzed myself!

Noel had his knee done earlier this month and we had to hire crutches. As we'd already hired crutches twice this year (Nelson and Austin) I decided to buy a pair as they weren't very expensive. Never did I imagine that two weeks after Noel came off his crutches, Austin would need them!

I got a call from the school nurse on Monday letting me know that Austin had fallen over and hurt his ankle. So out came the crutches and I headed up to school. He had a huge lump on the side of his foot. I took him off to the doctors and then for x-rays. He has a ligamentous avulsion injury. This means a little piece has chipped off the bone and he also did some ligament damage. Verdict - no weight bearing for 2 weeks and no football or gymnastics for 6 weeks! So, after 3 weeks use, the crutches will have already paid for themselves!

Looking on the bright side, I now have only 2 sets of
muddy footy gear to wash each week!
I received this lovely jelly roll from Sharon of Vrooman's Quilts this week.
I won it in week 2 of her May for Me giveaway. Thank you Sharon.
Now to decide what to make with it.


A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Hope the crutches don't get any more use this year! Hope Austin makes a speedy recovery.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Boy do I remember recycling the crutches with my 3 kids - but my daughter was the 'shorty' so had her own - my sons and I are about the same height. It comes with athletes! Enjoy your Jelly - see you got it rolled back up, so hated to unroll it but the post thought it would be a problem thru customs if an 'odd' size package.

A Christy Production said...

Oh dear!!! BOYS!! They're much too fearless aren't they? Hope his ankle heals up quick smart. Crutches are no fun!

Linda said...

Hopefully, you can put those crutches away and not get them out again except as a conversation starter!

Tonya said...

Out of 5 of us kids I think I'm the only one that needed Crutches...I used them well though. One broken leg, a broken toe 3 times, and I stepped on a broken bottle once and almost sliced my toe off.

I have been very blessed in that my children have not had serious injury thus far.

I do hope that now that the crutches are good and paid for that you can put them away never to be seen again!!

Maria said...

OH No!!! I bet Austin is not happy mising that much football. Hope his ankle heals well soon.
Great giveaway win Christine. Look forward to seeing what you make.

Claire - Matching Pegs said...

Oh Dear Christine:-(

I hope he has a speedy recovery.

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Boys, boys, boys. hee,hee,hee.
Hope he get's better soon and the crutches can retire. :) Lovely win from Sharon!
xx, shell

Sharmayne said...

I came over to visit your blog - it is just wonderful! Oh how boys will be boys...... hope it's an easy recovery. Looks like you are going to have lots of fun with that jelly roll :)
Hugs, Sharm

Chookyblue...... said...

shame your getting your money out of the crutches.......hope he is on the mend soon.........

Anonymous said...

i hope Austin gets better soon Christine,you must've known something to have bought the crutches.
And lucky you winning those lovely moda fabrics,well done