11.04.2010

Where I Talk About Days Off, Bike Rides and Sliding on Pavement

My view of the boy as we rode our bikes, taken with my Blackberry.
© shoutingforha

My boy got to enjoy a day off on Tuesday.  Since many of the schools pull double duty as polling places, the county decided to shut everything down for election day.  The boy, of course, was thrilled.

After enjoying a rather leisurely morning, the boy suggested that we go on our regular bike ride to Downtown Franklin.  The weather was perfect... slightly overcast with temperatures in the upper 60's.  I think I can speak for the both of us when I say that we were having a blast.  

Just as we were about to make the turn back into our neighborhood, the boy wiped out in a patch of gravel.  His right knee and side are dotted with patches of road rash.  The worst injury, however, is on his right arm just below his elbow.   

The rock I dug out of my son's elbow after his bike wreck.  Ouch!
© shoutingforha

The picture above is of a rock that I had to dig out of his little arm.  The wound is so deep that I ended up taking him into the doctor to make sure that it was sufficiently cleaned and gravel-free. Judging from the responses of the doctor and nurses, I think I made the right call.

To the boy's dismay, the doctor has instructed me to "soak" and "scrub" the wound daily.  The nurse sent me home with a nice supply of Surgical Hand Scrub Brushes to aide in my torture of the boy.  The good times just keep coming.

In my estimation, the wound will probably take the a month or more to fully heal.  In the mean time, I plan to buy all of the Telfa Non-Stick Pads, self-adherent wrap and antibiotic ointment within a ten-mile radius.  

Needless to say, the day off didn't turn out quite how we had planned.  I'm just glad that my boy is OK.  Things could have been so much worse...

2 comment(s). Leave yours!:

kathleen said... Best Blogger Tips

Ouch! So glad the boy is OK but I'm sorry to hear about the injury. Here's hoping he heals fast!

helen said... Best Blogger Tips

Feeling Ha boy's pain...better days of bike riding ahead.

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