Friday, July 06, 2007

Poor Riley!

Two weeks ago, Riley was standing atop the kitchen table, as he does probably 40 times a day, despite the 40 times a day that I take him down and tell him "no!" (welcome to the terrible two's, right?). Well, this time, before I could get over to him and take him down, he fell off, onto our tile floor. Ouch! Many tears later, I tried to assess whether anything was wrong, and saw that he was limping slightly. Well, to make a long story short, a few days and a few doctors visits later, it was determined that this little boy has a broken clavicle! Poor kid!

Strangely enough though, other than the initial first couple days of whining, you wouldn't even be able to tell that he's hurt! He is running and jumping and playing, and yes, still climbing up on that dang kitchen table! And according to the doctors, there's really no treatment for a broken clavicle. You just need to let it grow back together and keep him from falling on it again. Wow! It's just amazing to me when I look at the X-ray that someone could have a broken bone like that and be able to run around like a two-year-old, showing no pain! I guess that for his first major injury, this was a good one to get!

Anyway, of course I had to do a spread in his book about it. I used that paper that develops in the sun to try and duplicate the X-ray. It didn't come out quite as clearly as I'd hoped, but I think it still works. And I tried to place the words "broke collar bone" underneath the image of the break, to mimic the shape of the broken bone- I know, sort of morbid, but also sort of cool, right?

Hope you all have a great weekend! My mom's coming for a week, so I'm not sure what I'll be up to, but it's always nice to have her here!
Edited to add: Oops! Almost forgot! I wanted to let you all know that Tonia is offering some really cool plexi necklaces for trade over on her blog- check them out!

11 comments:

Melissa said...

oh how scary! poor little guy.. poor you!

but I love the pages.. love the colors!

hope he heals soon...

Tonia said...

That is cool! What a great idea to use the sunprint paper with an x-ray. I love the result! (Not enought to require an x-ray to use, as my own, but yeah.) I'm glad the trauma is a distant memory for Riley!

Tara Ross Studios said...

poor riley, you mean poor mom! I think these things are worse on us than the kids.

Jennifer said...

My partner broke his collarbone twice before he was 6. The second time, he was walking to kindergarten and fell down. He got up, went to school, and was sitting at his desk, crying, when his teacher asked him what was wrong. Isn't that a sad story? I hope Riley has no further clavicle incidents.

Also, I picked up the book Kaleidescope the other day, as sort of an impulse buy, having not really heard of it. When I got to your section, I recognized your work! Though I'm not a frequent commenter, I've been enjoying your blog awhile, so it was sort of like running into an old friend (for me, anyway). I find your work inspiring.

Hanna said...

Great page from a boring adventure, so great that you could use the x-ray for something beautiful and cool!

jenny holiday said...

Oooh my goodness! Poor lil guy! Truly truly amazing to hear that he is running around care free. Sweet lil guy!!!

Best Best Wishes!! No more Boo Boos!

Love your work SO SO SO much!! hope to own some one day soon!!

Lots of Love, Happy Creating!
xoxo Jenny

http://journals.aol.com/jennyeveryday/everyday-is-a-holiday/

Becci Hethcoat said...

Poor guy. My son's clavicle got broken when he was born and we got the same advice. He is perfectly fine now...thank goodness. My daughter climbed on the table last night and I bout had a fit after reading your post. The boys thought I was nuts. Oh well...the joys of motherhood.

Tricia Scott said...

oh goodness! i bet that was a very scary experience! glad to hear he isn't hurting anymore. love the art pages!

lindaharre said...

I absolutely adore these two pages! Color, shapes, textures and of course the subject matter! Wonderful!!!!

Rosa said...

Poor boo!

Jamie said...

Poor sweetie!!!!! I hate that this happened to him! Hang in there Momma and give him a gentle hug from me! Love, Jamie