Thursday, March 12, 2009

March Snow and Sprained Ankles

It's hard to see the swelling in this picture, but Chad pretty much has a cankle. Very nice...

Although we are well into March, old man winter is still alive and well in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Last Sunday we woke up to a few inches of snow in our driveway and slick roads. Chad went out early in the morning and ended up slipping on the ice and hurting his ankle. He went to the emergency room because he heard a loud pop when he fell, and he wasn't sure if he broke it or not. We opted to not take Jax to the ER because we didn't want him around sick people, so Chad make the trek on his own... Nearly three hours after arriving at the ER, he learned that his ankle was sprained and not actually broken. The doctor put him in a brace and wished him well. It has now been four days since the fall and his ankle is still huge and swollen. He reports that it still hurts, but he is learning to deal with the pain better. He is one slow mover, but isn't one to complain about it.


Marc Daybell said...

Hey, Chad!

You're supposed to walk gracefully yet gingerly OVER the snow, not crash devastatingly onto the (very hard and unforgiving) concrete hidden BENEATH it!


On the upside, if you weren't married, your brace would most likely be a real chick magnet in the produce aisle at Albertson's.

Get feeling better soon, and we'll see the three of you in a mere 15 1/2 days (but who's keeping track?).


Pop - T.O.S.F.G.

Marc Daybell said...

I have sprained my ankle several times and it is never fun. I hope you feel better soon as I'm not going to give you a handicap when we play aggravation.

Game on!!!


SherylJOutcelt said...

Ouch! That hurt! Such a big foot
....such a big hurt. You haveni't
been going to your ice skating lessons that I gave you for Christmas, right?