WE ARE HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Skanky, very tired and S-boy's in a lot of discomfort - the journey back was... HORRIBLE!!!!!!! There was a little lack of communication between consultant and fracture folk... doc said it had to be replastered, fracture folk said nope. So, we begged to go home. As the cast is now not solid, S-boy has to be very, very careful. We've been told to call an ambulance if anything moves - it really is a very nasty break, 2 of.
We're in a quandary as to what to do. S-boys Dad went to the school today to meet with the Headmaster et al and to pick up all of S-boys stuff. They are all very concerned about Sean ... the very sad thing is that the 18yr old who did this is a good mate of S-boy... I know, kinda makes you think WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY? There were a lot of 'boys being boys', unfortunately, the older boy momentarily lost his temper - we're actually glad it was the wrist and not the stomach. It's a crush injury, well, you'll see when I upload the xrays how nasty it is.
The older boy's parents were called to the school and both they and the kid are distraught - the kid wants to be a Marine - pressing charges will blow any career he may have in that.
So, it's not bullying, as in, he wasn't bullying S-boy - they were all larking around - but unfortunately, it was a deliberate act. S-boy was bullied in the true sense last term by some other kids in his year... they call him The Hobbit because he's so small, ya know, death threat blah blah blah - not gonna go into that right now. Anyhoo, he's struggled with this and I've been in touch with the school almost on a daily basis.
This wasn't the same - this older kid and S-boy get on well together. S-boy is under enough pressure right now without having to decide whether he wishes to press charges.
We've told the school via conference call we will just concentrate on S-boy for the moment whilst they investigate and we will await their findings. I do believe the older boy is utterly devastated at what he's done - big learning curve at S-boys expense. His parents and the boy wish to meet with S-boy, me and his Dad. I don't quite fancy that idea right now.
Anyhoo.................. we're absolutely exhuasted and need a good nights sleep.
I am so proud of how S-boy handled this. He has been very big and brave.
We are transferring to the city hospital so will be going there next week for replastering and whatnot - so much easier than going to NDDH - yay.
Obviously I can't go back to work for a while - hmmm... not sure what my boss will say but will cross that bridge next week.
Oooooooooooooooh... and he's had his RIGHT wrist snapped... and he's LEFT HANDED... he has no use of his right hand at all as it has to remain elevated for a week (we have a BIG POIPLE foamy sling ... and due to S-boy having a camera on his phone, we have pics
(which will wait until tomorrow).
Re: his exams - he cannot take his exams now, nor his flute grade and his wrist will be weak for some time - he will be given a scribe after half-term - which, for personal reasons, just.made.me.laugh.so.hard. The Hospital Education lady came in and told us what we need to do and what we have to submit to the exam boards. The Headmaster said this will work in his favour as S-boy can talk better than he can write. Always a silver lining
Thank you so much for all your support
I am looking at S-boy now (who looks like he's constantly got his hand up to ask a question - hehe) and to think that 24 hours ago he was in agony... seeing him now, how amazingly resilient we can all be.
Being on the children's ward, seeing real sick, sick kids, I realise just how fortunate we are. Gosh. GOSH.
On the very positive side - the dawgs were let out and all was fine when we got home (other than Murphy being locked in somehow) - no nasty presents - yay!
Now, to put kettle on and then to go shower - yuk, anaesthetic aroma - yuk!!!!
Thank you again, each and every one, for all your thoughts and wishes.