Well, not ten minutes after I posted my blog yesterday, I got a text from Jessie saying that Vergil was taking August to Urgent Care because he fell out of the wheelbarrow that he was playing in with Levon and landed on his arm and it was hurting him a lot.
Turned out that he did indeed have two very slight breaks and they put a bandage and brace on it last night with instructions to go to Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic today and get the professional opinion which he did. The doctor there decided that he just needed a brace for eight weeks and that he'll be fine. He told Jessie that his own son has broken his arm four times by falling on it. He's nine years old.
So- lose a tooth, break an arm!
But you know kids. August is really bothered and he said it doesn't hurt "too much" and he's already adapted to doing everything with the brace on.
Here's what he looked like this morning after his appointment.
Strangely there's a coffee shop and a farmer's market attached to the clinic which is where the cinnamon roll came from. I believe that thing could cure a lot of ailments. Jessie got some boiled peanuts which she said were delicious.
So I offered to make a big pot of chicken and dumplings for the family so Jessie wouldn't have to cook tonight and they are August's favorite thing that I make and so after my walk I pulled out the big pot that I use because it has such a nice wide circumference which means plenty of room for dumplings, and got to work. Jessie texted me later on in the afternoon to see if maybe I'd like them to come out and get the dumplings. The boys needed some distraction and Levon needed a little nap and a car ride will generally help with that.
As it did today. Look how big that boy is getting.
So we had a nice visit. August put together the new puzzle.
Levon cuddled his mama.
I read a book to Levon and then Boppy got home from town and we all went out to release the young coon that had gotten in the trap. The little thing ran straight up a tree.
This may have been the second time that particular young'un fell for the fried chicken bait. Hard to tell. Could have been a sibling. It's like The Animal Planet around here lately.
And no, I do not want to discuss chickens right now. I'll just say that my heart is breaking.
Like August's arm. Only not really.
You know what I mean.