we got called back pretty fast. zack was still in his riding boots, I was scared for the moment they take it off. I’m sure he was too. a nurse took us back to the smallest room and after a long while, someone came over to take his boot off. “ahh, it feels like you’re pulling my leg off.” gag me. poor thing, at this moment it’s taking everything in me not to hide around the corner, i hate stuff like this. the nurse finally gets the boot off (without giving him pain meds first mind you.) now he’s in even more pain, the boot worked as a cast almost. zack’s being all strong, I’d be crying like a baby. after what seemed like forever a nurse came and rolled my brother to go get x-rays. i fill out all these papers, and wait and wait. a half hour goes by still no x-rays. then my mom showed up. hallelujah. x-rays proved it, he snapped both bones in the lower part of his leg. he needs surgery. again (back in september he snapped both lower bones in his arm). but it won’t happen for a few days. so they give him pain meds (finally), put a full leg splint on him and sent him home. now we wait. zack is a tough one that’s for sure, an unlucky one, but still tough. it made for one exciting day.
(an update on my brother, he ended up getting an infection in his leg. a really bad one. turns out his bone tried to come through his skin but only poked a small hole. the doctors and nurses at the ER failed to notice that little detail and didn’t clean his leg at all, which resulted in infection. he was admitted to the hospital on 3/25 and is still there as of 3/31. he hopefully will be getting surgery tomorrow evening and then come home the following day. fingers crossed. its been quite the week.)