Saturday, May 13, 2006
No...barrett did not break his belt...he broke his wrist...well, to be totally correct he Fractured his wrist with what is called a "Buckle Fracture" or a "Torus Fracture".
According to Google...
"This radiograph shows a "buckle" or "Torus" fracture of the radius (forearm). This fracture is most common in children between the ages of 5 and 11. Typically, the child reports having fallen onto his or her outstretched hand. The main clue to diagnosis is pain that persists longer than a couple hours, especially if the child does not want to use the arm"
and according to to Barrett...this is exactly what happened...at Football camp on Thursday night...and then he fell on it again last night with a "pitcher covering home" play at the plate.
Of course (as I told Cindy) if we would have known what the doctor at urgent care was going to look like...we would have gone the first night. Props to Cox North Urgent Care...and Dr. Cami Porter. They got us in and out in a record breaking 40 minutes, and we only had to tell the story to 14 different people.
Barrett is doing OK...he has a "velcro splint" on it...and has an appointment with an Orthopedic Doctor on monday...where if he is looking at the same internet I am...Barrett will get a cast for about 3 weeks...and then be back as good as new. No Sports till he is cleared by the doc.