Thursday, May 1, 2014

Broken Heel

On April 23, I finally took Tyler to see a podiatrist and got quite a surprise!  Let's back up a few days to April 13.  We had just left church and Tyler told me his heel hurt really bad.  I asked what had happened, and he told me he jumped off a wall.  I should have asked what wall, but instead, I imagined a small retaining wall.  I just told him he had probably bruised it and lets wait a few days.  I thought nothing more about it until April 22.  Tyler told me again that his heel hurt and he couldn't put any weight on it.  Well that night, he had a belt test in Kyuki-Do, I was watching him closely, and sure enough he favored it the whole time.  Also at school they have been training for the Wellsville mile, and he had ran the mile 6 different times!!!  Oh my goodness, he must have a high pain tolerance.  His mile times were all really good as well.  One of them, he ran in under 7 minutes!!!

Back to the doctors visit now.  Upon examining Tyler's x-rays, Dr. Rigby says, "Let's get him in a cast and he can't put any weight on his foot for three weeks."  WHAT!?!?!?!  I was shocked to say the least.  I fully expected the doctor to tell me it was in fact a bruise and we would leave with a boot for Tyler to use until his heel felt better.  The little stinker had spider climbed up to the top of a building, decided it wasn't that high, let go and landed on cement.  That version of the incident was so much different than the one I had originally imagined.  Had I known that detail, we would have gone to the doctors on April 14.

As far as his injury goes, he broke his growth plate on his left heel.  Thankfully, his growth plate did not slip!  He is so lucky since I made his walk on it for close to 2 weeks.  YIKES!  I am not sure I will ever live this one down.  I will always be known as the mom who made her son walk on a broken heel for 12 days.  He will be in a cast for 3 weeks, and then downgrade to a boot for another 2-3 weeks.  He should be all healed up just in time for summer to begin!  Yay!!!


  1. Wow! I can't believe he didn't complain about it more. I think all of us moms would have done similarly to you Shauna...don't feel too bad :)