Random Acts of Living

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

That's the Breaks

It's been 9 days since my last post, seems like I've been constantly on the run lately, one thing after another. I'm trying to get things caught up so I can post to my blog about what's going on, then something else happens. Here's the latest....
My dil came by earlier in the day to say that the grandson had injured himself at school, his foot/ankle may be broken. She was advised to put ice on it. When my son came home from work later they decided to take him on in to the emergency room and these are the x-rays from that visit.
He has a cyst on his bone and this made it weak and caused the break. Looking this up online I find it to be fairly common in growing children, more so in boys. They put a splint on it tonight and gave him some pain meds. Tomorrow they'll have another doctor look at it and probably get a cast put on it.

Everyday I've been getting up and spending at least 2 hours in the garden. I start out hunting pest/bugs and their eggs. I clean up and thin the leaves on the squash plants, tossing out lower leaves that are laying on the ground and broken and dying leaves. Then I harvest. I've had a nice supply of cucumber, zucchini, spaghetti squash, okra, lettuce and arugula. My tomatoes are just starting to turn red and the cantaloupe are starting to look nice. The watermelon are still small and I found one split open, probably from all the moisture we've been having. After gardening then it's on to my regular chores and lately my schedule has appointments in Wichita.

Getting really tired, so I'll go ahead and post this. Hopefully it won't be 9 days before I post again.


Anita said...

OUCH! I had never heard of this... Hope he heals up fast!
I envy you your garden time... I just keep thinking about the garden I hope to have next year, although it looks like we'll be in the FEMA trailer until we get kicked out in May - then I have no idea where we'll be living!

With our homeschoolstarting back up, my "blog reading time" has been on hold... need to get it rescheduled into my day so I can keep up with everyone!

What did you think of that seed catalog site? Their seeds are really fabulous...

Moonshadow said...

Thanks, Anita. He's soaking up all the attention.

My garden time has been cut into lately with driving people to town for appts. I hope they can get something worked out for you. I thought that's what they were suppose to be for, the disadvantaged.

Loved the seed catalog, spent a bit of time in the forums. I'll definately go back and check them out later. Thanks for the link.

Brenda said...

I had no idea that bones could have cysts! (I thought of them as a soft tissue problem.) I hope the surgery went well (I assume that is over by now).

Moonshadow said...

Hi, Brenda! I hadn't ever heard of cysts in bones either. But googling it says that's it's not all that uncommon in growing boys. Yes surgery was over when you wrote, and all went well.