Today’s adventure

After a great Mother’s Day, i head off to work. Ray is playing on his computer, Jakie is eating, and Renee is good.

Spend the morning fighting with a customer’s database structures. Grab lunch at the teeter, and about five bites in get a call. Renee has twisted her ankle getting Jacob. It made a snapping sound, and it’s turning black and blue.

Lunch goes in the fridge, she calls her doc and her mom. I’m stuck in traffic at 2pm in Carrboro. I make it home by about 2. yeah, her foot looks a little painful, and she’s been walking on it, although gently. I’m furious about that, but don’t have time. I build her an ice pack, pack up the kids, get everyone into the car and off we go.

Drop Ray off with Renee’s mom. Get to the doctor. The to the XRay. Back to the doctor. No visible damage there. but the orthopedist wants to look to, so off we go at 4:55 for his office. 5:15 he fits her with an inflatable walking cast thing. Jacob is pretty good all day, and was happy during the longest wait – at the radiologist’s office.

It’s not broken, and she can walk on it, but it’s gonna be black and blue and hurt. No good drugs because she’s nursing.

So she’s OK, mostly, and the ‘Canes are kicking much ass. And we ate dinner at her parents’ house, so it’s been an OK day. Well, OK after 5pm, anyway….

About Kevin Sonney

Kevin Sonney - who, contrary to popular opinion was NOT raised by wolves - grew up in central North Carolina. He fell into the technology field by accident in 1991, when he gave up the wild and crazy lifestyle of an on-air AM radio DJ to become a mundane technical support monkey. The technology industry has never really recovered from this. Kevin has worked for such names as IBM, Red Hat, webslingerZ, and Lulu Technologies (we won't mention the ones that didn't survive the experience). He currently works as a Linux Administrator for Apptio. In his spare time he rescues stray animals and plays video games with his two sons. His wife, we're sad to say, helps him get past the really hard bits. Kevin is still not very mundane, he just got better at hiding it.
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4 Responses to Today’s adventure

  1. katzj says:

    Eep! Glad that it’s not actually broken. Broken ankles suck. :(

    And yeah, how about those Canes? Who would have thought that a hockey team from North Carolina would be doing this well in the playoffs? ;)

  2. badger says:

    My paramedic instructor said the only way to tell if a problem was a sprain versus a fracture was an X-Ray. Period. (Ok, one exception: open fractures with bone shards poking through skin aren’t sprains.) Never guess with a closed fracture, get an x-ray.

  3. alchemist says:

    So are we. I mean, she’s a stay-at-home mom, so bedrest for her could be difficult.

    And yeah, an NC Hockey team is kicking much ass. I’m *SO* happy I have my seats now. They cost $65 each at the gate, and I pay a *LOT* less….

  4. alchemist says:

    Yeah. We got lucky that the ortho, as a personal favor to Renee’s doctor, stayed after 5 to look at her foot.

    And it was thankfully her foot and not the ankle….and it’s gonna be ugly when the hematoma is done forming….

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