Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Monday, March 16, 2008

Yesterday Joshua, my 5 year old monkey fell out of a tree and broke his arm. We were sitting outside with a friend drinking terere around 4:30. The kids were running and climbing and having a great time together. Joshua lost his footing in the tree and fell flat like a pancake with his wrist folded under his body. Ginny said she heard a popping sound. I am so thankful for my husband who remains calm and knows exactly what to do. Seeing Joshua in that much pain made me physically sick. I felt so bad for him and even now as I write this my eyes are tearing up. He is such a trooper though! Jeff was able to reset the fracture with a lot of twisting and pushing and pulling and then he casted it past the elbow.

Jeff called a clinic in Caazapa (45 minutes on a bumpy road) and they said they’d hold the office open for us. As I was packing the other kids to stay at our team mates house Joshua began to cry. I sympathetically said, “Are you hurting a lot?” Joshua replied, “No. I want to go to the Floyd’s house too.” Luckily I had a Curious George monkey just waiting to be given to a cute little boy. Joshua loves anything “Monkey George” and I thought it was a very appropriate gift.
Praise God, the x-ray in Caazapa looked great. My hubby did an excellent job of setting the bones (yes, both bones) correctly.

Joshua slept fitfully last night and is moping around today trying to get used to the heavy plaster cast. Thanks for your prayers.

Sorry if any of you are squeamish...

Jeff putting the cast on

Monkey boy with Monkey George


Max said...

So sorry for the little Josh monkey! Guess I am surprised that he hasn't broken something before! I know these first days will be rough but it won't be long till he is running and playing again.
Is it an old style plaster cast? They ARE heavy!
I bought a monkey at the yard sale this weekend because it reminded me of Josh and makes me smile. Tell him that Oma & Opa & Uncle Diah are praying that the pain will go away quickly. Fix him some special treats from us.
Hugs to all.

7 D's Farms said...

Ohh man. Just think how his dad is taking care of him. Jst like Our God take care of us. Love the monkey!

Abbie said...

:( Oh that breaks my heart!!! He is a tough little guy! I do not look forward to those days. I'll be praying for him to feel better really soon! :(

Keith and Abbi McDaniel's Family said...

What a brave boy. What a brave dad. I'm not sure it would be easy to patch up my own child. Thanks for sharing.

Bradfords in Peru said...

Poor thing! We'll pray for him in Peru!

Julie said...

What a bummer! I hope he's on the mend soon. What a blessing that dad was there to come to the rescue!