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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Losing the "Mom of the Year Award"

Jonah had another gymnastics meet on Saturday.  It was okay...nothing spectacular.  In fact, to be honest, Drew and I were disappointed in Jonah.  He did not seem to care one bit that he was there.  He looked like he was just going through the motions and the motions weren't all that great.  We talked with him a bunch about this new attitude over the weekend and decided he needed a two week break from the gym.  He needed to recapture his desire.  Plus, his ankle was still bothering him.

Tuesday he came home from school and said he hurt his ankle in PE.  I was so tired of hearing about this ankle that wouldn't heal.  It had been almost a month...January 8th was the day he injured it falling from the high bar.  I made him an appointment for today.

Drew took him.  I was getting my hair done.  Imagine my surprise and utter "oh I suck as a mom" feeling when I received this text....

That about sums it up.  Apparently when Jonah fell of the high bar he did not only sprain his ankle, but he broke it in TWO places...two freaking places...one on either side of his ankle!!!!  And, let me remind you that since that fall he had competed TWICE on said broken ankle!!!

The good ankle is on the left.  The broken one is on the right.  You can't quite see in this picture, but there really are two floating pieces of bone on both sides where the swelling is still quite obvious.  Unbelievable.

Now guess what?  Jonah is in a freaking cast!!!  It just keeps getting better and I keep feeling worse.
Not overly happy
Doing a little better
I guess I'll survive face
In our defense Jonah has not complained of pain since he got back from California.  Not one word.  I keep thinking of that every time I think I really suck as a mom.  That and the doctor told Drew that we did Jonah no harm by waiting until now to have it evaluated.  Thank goodness for that!  Jonah must have the highest pain tolerance of anyone I know.  Seriously!

My Jonah was really sad tonight.  Coach Bill almost died when he saw Jonah in a cast.  Jonah's teammates were like a moth to a flame trying to ask questions.  No one can believe it because he has been practicing with dismounts (minimal or no tumbling) for weeks and he competed on Saturday.   It is just nuts!

Jonah was less sad after we left the gym.  Jonah is going to return to the gym on Monday at his request to keep up with his conditioning and strength.  I am in awe!  Maybe his desire is returning. Two weeks Jonah will have his ankle x-rayed again.  Let's hope nothing else happens between then and now!

1 comment:

  1. At least now you don't have to go through the whole year anxiously waiting to find out if you've won the parent of the year award! You can just be normal, flawed parents just like the rest of us. Seriously though, you and Drew are great parents with great kids. Keep up the good work.