Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Another First For August!




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. 
Hoo boy. 
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. 

Sigh. 

Love...Ms. Moon





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  1. So sorry about the chicken scene. I've been avoiding mentioning it in case you were hearing more than enough already.

    So he has a cast. Is it the kind you get autographed?

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    1. No. It's a brace, actually. Not a cast. Which is good because he can take it off once in a while.

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  2. Poor August! He is being very brave but eight weeks is a long time in an active, healthy boy's life. I hope that Levon is not a wee bit envious of the extra attention that his big bro is getting right now. We don't want him breaking his arm too!

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    1. You're right about eight weeks. A very long time for an almost-seven year old boy.
      I am trying to give Levon equal attention. We really do NOT want him breaking an arm.

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  3. Unlike August's arm, it doesn't sound as if your heart is only slightly broken.

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  4. I'm so sorry about your biddies. I hope it doesn't come to fencing around the coop for awhile or something before that fox is caught. They really are sly, aren't they?! Is there a chance you would share how to make chicken and dumplings with a Yankee up in Wisconsin? Give Levon a hug for me.

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    1. oops, meant August. Bu t go ahead and give one to each. Tell them they're from a little old lady who lives where it snows a lot.

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    2. I will give them those hugs!
      As to chicken and dumplings- yes! I will tell you how I make them one of these days. It's not hard at all.

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  6. Instead of just letting those last few chickens be picked off one by one can't you have Jesse take them and put them with hers temporarily?

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    1. We did discuss that. The problem is grabbing them and also her neighborhood does not allow her to have roosters. So there's that.

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  7. I know you don't want to hear it, but leave your remaining chooks in their house and within their fenced yard and give them chicken feed ... unless you've decided to just let the fox have them all! Tsk! Tsk!

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    1. Oh, honey! I would if they'd get back in there.

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  8. The good news about children and broken bones is, as one doctor told me when my son broke his arm, "When they're young, as long as both ends of the bone are in the same room it will heal."

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    1. That's great! Now if it will just heal properly!

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  9. Swift healing for August. He seems to be taking it in stride pretty well, Levon is getting big! Both those boys have such long legs. I’m so sorry about the chickens.
    Xoxo
    Barbara

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    1. Long legs indeed. They are going to be tall as are all the grandchildren, I think.

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  10. poor August! Glad it won't require surgery....he'll heal just fine and seems he has a good attitude (so far) about it! Your chooks......oh lordy. I won't say another word- you know I am crestfallen.
    Susan M

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    1. "Crestfallen" is the perfect word.
      I'm glad August doesn't need surgery too!

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  11. Poor August. I wonder how many injuries we suffered as children that would have fared better with a trip to the emergency room. Except, those weren't around when we we kids.

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    1. Right? We did have one within driving distance but it was almost unheard of for anyone to go there.

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  12. I wish there was a brace for your heart.
    Rites of passage - teeth and bones.

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    1. You are so right. Gotta go through it all.

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  13. Oh no! Poor August. At least it wasn't too serious. The brace looks like the ones I wear when my carpal tunnels play up. Cinnamon buns will cure a lot of things, I've found. They're like a warm hug for your tummy. Those boys are going to be tall!

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    1. I, too, have a brace like that for my own wrist which I broke when I was seventeen and which gives me hell. I feel off a roof which is farther than a wheelbarrow.

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  14. I'm surprised that's the first broken bone amongst your grandchildren.

    So sorry about the chickens.

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    1. Oh, no! It's not the first grandchild break. Owen and Gibson have both broken bones. This is just August's first.

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  15. How quickly August is bouncing back from his injury. The arm brace looks so much more comfortable than the old plaster casts they used to put on broken arms. My second son had 2 broken arms in one year - first his right and later in the year his left. I was getting suspicious looks at the ER! But kids get active and busy again so quickly which is a wonderful thing!

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    1. I am sure it's reassuring for this doctor to tell his patients' parents that his own kid has broken his arm four times. Or maybe it's not...

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  16. Oh the poor sausage - but I'm glad it wasn't more serious! I'm sure he's getting royally spoilt though right now!

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    1. No doubt he is getting extra attention but mostly from his mama. His dad's like, "You're good, son. You're good."

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  17. Glad August was able to get his arm taken care of quickly. Been through it with my own and one of my grandsons. The brace looks a lot simpler than the days when mine wore those heavy casts. May it heal well! Mary

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    1. Even the casts they put on these days are far less heavy. There has been progress in orthopedics for sure!

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  18. I made the comment about raising chickens being heartbreaking on the post above this one before reading here. Oh Mary, I'm so sorry. But August and Levon! I'm so glad August is only moderately hurt and yes, how Levon has grown. He looks as if he'll have those long Moon legs like his mama and boppy. Such beautiful children your grands are. Is there anything better than having our children under our roof? I don't think so.

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