He had to be first

Alternately titled: Those Third-Born’s Are Gonna Get the Attention Any Way They Can…

Sloan is the vivacious first born.

Tia is the only girl.

Landon is the third born who gets left behind a lot.

So he has to make a name for himself in this world.

One way he’s done that?  Being the first to break a bone.


We have our first experience in a cast around here.  We’re not entirely sure what happened.  We were eating dinner.  One minute Landon was in his seat – the next, he wasn’t.  He came up gagging and choking on the chicken in his mouth, so you know, we had heart attacks. 

When we all recovered from that we noticed his wrist was limp.  He wouldn’t move it, wouldn’t grasp anything, didn’t want us to touch it.  He also got lethargic and sleepy, so we immediately worried about a concussion.  Rather than take any chances (Sloan had a concussion when he was 18 months old.  We waited several hours to go to the hospital and he ended up on an IV) we decided to take him to the ER.


By the time we got to the hospital he had perked up a bit, but still refused to use his hand.  Two hours later we came home with him in a temporary cast.  I get to call the Ortho today to get him set up ith a permanent cast. 

Goody.  Just in time for swimming weather…

He didn’t have a concussion, though and despite his arm in obvious pain, he’s back to his usual self.

So there you have it – the third born has made a name for himself.  He was the first.




  1. Anne S says

    Poor guy. Poor mama. Michael broke so many bones as a kid we were on a first name basis with both the X-ray technologist and the orthopedic surgeon. I hope Landon heals quickly and before the really hot weather sets in.

  2. melissa says

    you’ll be amazed how quickly they heal that young, theire bones are growing so fast, Parker broke his collar bone on his 3rd bday and within a week or 2 it was healed.

  3. Kelli,

    I forget what it is called but see if the orth doc you take him to has the waterproof cast. Insurance doesn’t cover it, but it only costs about $20 and is very much worth it. he would be able to go swimming still and take showers or baths. I would loook into it. I know they have it at Children’s or atleast they did when I worked there.

  4. Poor, poor little boy! And poor parents. I can imagine how scared you were. Hope sweet Landon will be healed pretty soon.

  5. Sorry to hear about Landon Kelli, poor little guy!

  6. poor landon! hope it heals quickly.

  7. Oh no! Those third borns… 🙂 I’m glad you were able to get it attended to so quickly, and he looks adorable with his little cast. Hope it heals fast!

  8. Oh, man, so sorry to hear that news! Poor baby!!!


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