2008年 02月 14日 ( 1 )

我が家の怪我歴(その3) History of Injuries (Part 3)

我が家の怪我歴、長々と書いてきましたが、なぜ過去を振り返ってみようと思ったか。実はこれには理由があったのです。なんと新たな歴史の1ページが加わってしまったという理由が!(^_^;)

珍しく怪我のなかった2007年を終え、今年も無事にと祈ったばかりの2008年。しかし今回、それは静かに起こりました。大騒動するわけでもなく、救急病院に駆け込むわけでもなく。全く劇的ではなかったのです。

ある日、ドラ息子が足の先を指差して「痛い」と訴えてきました。確かに右足の親指の隣りの指が腫れています。いつも裸足で家の中を走り回るドラ息子、家具や壁に足をぶつけるのは日常茶飯事。それが積み重なったものに違いないと様子を見ることにしました。カンフーにも包帯だけ巻いていつものように出席。1週間経ったところで変化がなかったので、いつもの整形外科に行くしかありません。本人は切られると思ったらしく、「もう痛くない」と無駄な抵抗を試みます。

お医者さんも「ああ、また来たね。今度はどうしたのかい?」って感じです(^_^;)。今回は具体的に何が起こったのか説明のしようがありません。本人はぽつんと「掃除機にひかれた」と(ちなみに我が家の掃除機は小さいです)。原因を突き止めるのをあきらめた様子のお医者さん、ドラ息子の指を診察して「おそらく折れているでしょう。」との診断。でも足の指は治療のしようがなくて、自然に治るのを待つしかないとのことです。おそらく折ってから2週間以上経っていることを考慮すれば、既に治りかかっているはずとのこと。

レントゲンは必要ないけど、念のために撮っておいてもいいと言われました。後から来る請求書が怖いけど、育ち盛りの足だし撮った方がいいかな。結果は予想通り骨折。しかしほっとしたのはカンフーにも普通に参加できることです。実は去年の11月、思い切って1年分の授業料を前払いしたばかり。それも骨を折りませんようにと祈りながら(^_^;)。

次にはいつ誰がどんな目にあうことやら。まだまだ歴史は続くのかなぁ。(終わり)

*足の指の写真を撮らせてよとドラ息子に頼んだけど、断固拒否され画像はありません。

I have rambled on and on about our injuries. What made me look back at the past? Yes, there was a reason. A reason that, believe it or not, a new page has been added to the history!!(^_^;)

After letting 2007 go when we amazingly had no injuries, we just hoped for another good year at the beginning of 2008. However, the incident happened, this time very quietly. There was no upheaval or no rushing to the ER. It wasn’t dramatic at all.

One day, my dragon boy came up and pointed his toe to let me know he had a pain. Surely the second toe in his right foot was swollen. It was a daily event that he would run around in the house barefoot and have his toes smashed against a piece of furniture or walls. I figured the bump came from all those smashings and decided to keep an eye on it. He attended his Kung Fu class as usual with the toe wrapped up with bandages. A week passed but no change. It was time to go back to the same orthopedist. Dragon, who thought they might cut his toe, insisted that the pain was gone. There was no way of escaping, of course.

The doctor welcomed us nonchalantly, “There you are. Good to see you again. What brought you here today?” (^_^;) This time we had no way of explaining what exactly happened. Dragon said, “I got run over by... by a vacuum cleaner.” (Our vacuum is actually very tiny.) The doctor seemed to have given up a hope of finding out what had happened and examined his toe. His diagnosis was, “Most likely his toe is broken.” According to the doctor, there was no treatment for toes and all we could do was to let it heal on its own. Considering more than two weeks had probably passed since it was broken, the bone must have already been partially healed.

He said there was no need for an X-ray but that it was up to us to take it just to make sure. Scared of a bill which would come afterward, we decided to go for it since it was the toe of the fast-growing boy. The result came as no surprise, broken. Good thing was that dragon could continue to take Kung Fu class. I just paid the yearly tuition ahead of time last November. As a matter of fact when I was paying I was praying that he wouldn’t break any bone (^_^;).

What will happen next to whom? Will the history ever end?? I don’t know...(End)

*There is no picture of his broken toe. He firmly turned down my request to let me take a picture of it.
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by danceofdragon | 2008-02-14 03:22