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The End Result

Last Friday Nathan fractured his wrist. Initial x-rays had the doctor concerned about a couple ligaments that he thought were spread out so he ordered a CT Scan to get a better look. It looked like surgery for Nathan.

Today we can thankfully report that he does NOT need surgery and will be in his new “Go Blue” cast for about 6 weeks. He can continue with cardio activity so Coach Chris has him on the bike as I write. You former swimmers will not be surprised at this. 🙂

This injury was a big set-back for Nathan who had just finished his goal-setting meeting with Coach Chris for the new swim season on the Science Hill High School team. He even has one of his times written up on the mirror as a constant reminder. Those plans will now be delayed a bit but he’s hoping not to lose too much ground.

Here are our photos of the day.

CT Scan at Franklin Woods Hospital

The temporary cast was cut off. The wrist is still pretty swollen.

A “sock” on the arm and a separate one on the thumb. The break is through the growth plate where the thumb meets up with the wrist, but the doctor doesn’t expect any healing problems. They have immobilized the thumb.

Next, the “Go Blue” wrap. Now we just need some maize colored duct tape to make an “M” for it.

We are saying, “Thank you, God!!!” that he doesn’t need surgery.