Karla - How's it going?

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Karla - How's it going?
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Tue, 01-13-2004 - 5:28pm
Thinking of your son and family. Any change in prognosis?

Hope all is well. Michelle and Katie
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Tue, 01-13-2004 - 9:58pm

Hi Michelle, Thank you so much for asking. It has been a rough couple of days. He is in a lot of pain and it finally "hit" him that he is pretty much off his feet for weeks. I think he may be a bit depressed. He still can't move much but it is getting a little better. I'm hoping the worst is behind us now. We go for xrays in 2 weeks to see what happens.


I just can't believe how bad something that was supposed to be fun turned out. This kind of thing always happens to someone else doesn't it-it's been quite an experience.

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Tue, 01-13-2004 - 10:55pm
Karla - Yes, it is an experience, for everyone. When I broke my arm/wrist, no one in my family had ever (EVER) had a broken bone. Being a Mom to a 2 year old, with a cast from my fingertips to my shoulder, was a learning experience to the 10th power. There are so many emotions: anger, fear, depresson, resignation, acceptance.....

I have not been a parent to a child with a broken bone, but I have been a 37 year old mom with a broken arm that required two sugeries. IT STINKS! But, I relied on my family and called in favors from all those who offered to make the time easier. I'm lucky to have great family and friends who helped. They drove me around, did my laundry, cleaned my house and cooked for me. I bet your son will have friends that will help him stay excited about karate, read books with him, bring him movies and Jiffy Pop Pop Corn.

Call on those friends to help you, and your son. It really does stink to have to manage this, but you can get by with a little help from your friends.

Wish there was more I could do!!! Michelle, and Katie

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Wed, 01-14-2004 - 12:13am
Hi Karla, just wanted to let you know I'm thinking of you both and hoping for the best. I am sorry I don't know the age of your son, is he in school? If so I hope that the school is supportive. Take care and peaceful dreams

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Wed, 01-14-2004 - 9:43am

Thanks Michelle!


We are going to take him to the do-jo tomorrow and let him sit in on his class and watch the movements. He is supposed to test for his black belt in December which sounds like a long way off but it is a very anticipated test and he has much material to learn. Many people have already offered to help him catch up when he gets ready. I think the test is what he is the most depressed about. He knows that people who don't make it to class every night don't pass the test.


Thanks for you thoughts.

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Wed, 01-14-2004 - 9:53am

Hey Trav,


My son is 12. I also have a 17 year old son, a 10 year old dd (Sarah) and a 4 year old dd (Abby). I haven't had a lot of time to properly introduce myself to you. My son's school is VERY supportive LOL!- He is homeschooled. I sat and wondered last night how on earth he would get around school if he did go to regular school. He still can't hardly move because he is in a lot of pain. I can't imagine if he had to go to class and sit at a desk. He sat on the couch yesterday with his leg propped up and worked on his schoolwork and then looked at me and grinned and said "Hey, something about this doesn't seem fair. " LOL!


Thanks so much for your concern!

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