13 May, 2013

Oh, What A Day!

 I made Nelson's 50 Games banner on Friday night,
all ready for Sunday's match.
Bursting through the banner. All that hard work gone in seconds! I watched a bit of Nelson's game. He was having a fantastic game. I then headed off to Austin's match when I got a phone call!
 Nelson has been tackled and fell hard and 
an ambulance was on the way.
 Ouch! Can you see where his bone has snapped!
 The doctors tried to realign the bone in the ER under a light anaesthetic but were unsuccessful. He needed to go up to a theatre. Unfortunately, Austin Hospital didn't have a bed for him so he was transferred to the Epworth Hospital for the surgery. Of course, that's where all the AFL footballers are taken! The doctor was able to get his bone realigned without having to open him up and put in plates and pins!
Looking so much brighter this morning. He was starving as he hadn't eaten since breakfast yesterday. Nelson and I are back home now. It was a very long night!

Nelson's football season is over for 2013. Lucky as I had to cut his footy jumper off him! Basketball and gymnastics are also off for 3 months.

So that's how I spent my Mother's Day! 
I hope your day wasn't so eventful.

21 comments:

shez said...

Oh my goodness Nelson made his 50th game very memorable,i am just glad he is okay and it might have been a good thing in having to go to the Epworth hospital to have it done,boy what a weekend for you,big hugs all around for you guys.xx

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh my goodness is right!! Sweetie - take a long soak in that lovely tub, paint your nails, put on some lipstick - and go out the back door and scream at the top of your lungs - always made me feel better.

Cheryll said...

He will remember his 50th game for sure! Oh the poor man... and you the mother on a special day of your own! He's seems to be recovering with a smile though! :(

Leanne said...

Oh no poor Nelson, what a game to remember. Get well soon mate.

Fiona said...

You will never forget his 50th game... oh my... that's a snap on his bone!!! I feel sore looking at it... wish him all the best and hope you can get some rest in too!!
Hugz
PS... fabulous banner!!

Noela said...

So sorry to read about your son's accident. I'm glad it could be set without any more drama and he is home with you. A Mothers Day you will certainly remember for a while. Hugs.....

Val Spiers said...

So glad he will recover to play again but a bit of a scare just the same.

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

OH NOOOOOOO :( Not another one :( there are so many junior players dropping like flies at the moment :( Hope he heals quickly. We had one boy break his wrist on Saturday (was also a 50th game) and one of Aiden's mates from B'ball broke his ankle on Sunday :( Nelson makes two 50 gamers with broken bones and guess who is playing his 50th this coming weekend, Declyn. They say things come in 3's but please dont let it be three 50 gamers, I could stand it! hugs

Michelle said...

Ouch! Hope he's back on his feet soon.

marina said...

Oh No...that's horrible Christine.
so glad that he is ok and that surgery wasn't required. What a mother's day and what a celebration for his 50th game!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Yo must have been beside yourself....but so pleased he is OK.....

Cheryl said...

He won't forget that milestone in a hurry Christine. Glad he's home and feeling better

Bev C said...

Hello Nelson,

Hope Mum is over the shock. What a day for you Christine, so glad all is OK and Nelson is on the mend.
Hope you had a better day today.

Bev.

Jo in TAS said...

Wow what a way to commemorate his 50th game! So lucky he didn't need surgery. My sons cast came off a couple of weeks ago and they said 6 months before he can get back to his sport, his snapped thru the growth plate at his wrist and thru both bones. Hope your son isn't left handed!
Wishing him all the bet for a speedy healing!
Jo

Maria said...

OH NO!!! Poor Nelson.. Yes he will always remember his 50th game. and no footy for the rest of the season. that's not good.
Not a good Mother's Day for you either Christine but I am pleased he's on the mend now..

barb's creations said...

OH NO Is spot on! What a way to spend mother's day :( Hope Nelson is feeling a bit better today and you've recovered from the shock ((((HUGS))) to you and Nelson :) Barb.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Neither you or Nelson will forget his 50th game...ouch. Hope it mends well. I guess Mum is now loving nurse too.
Hugs xx

Charlie and Wendy said...

Oh dear, poor Nelson! Hope he is starting to feel much better. Hugs Wendy

Tonya Owens said...

Oh man! That was a very exciting day! So sorry !! Mine was way less exciting for which I'm grateful.

Melody said...

OMG perhaps Nelson and I are really related. Please give him my very best wishes. I hope he recovers really quickly.

Jindi's Cottage said...

Ouch Nelson...hope you're feeling much better...you certainly made your 50th game memorable...