Thursday night, Nathan was running from the kitchen into the living room to plug in his cell phone before the battery died, and he landed wrong on his right foot. It isn’t swollen or misshapen, and he can put weight on it although it hurts, but just to be safe, I took him to the doctor on Friday.
Because Nathan had specific pain on one point of his foot, the doctor sent us for Xrays and also wrote prescriptions for crutches and for a metatarsal boot, which keeps Nathan’s foot aligned correctly and also protects it.
I have been so impressed with how well he’s dealing with all of this. We even went to the library today. I told him he could stay home, but he said “Mom, I have to get used to walking with the crutches for school.” How’s that for being a trooper? He hasn’t complained at all, and best of all, he’s letting me take care of him.
Chris keeps telling me to let him get things for himself, but I LIKE giving him extra attention. At 12, he doesn’t really need much mothering anymore, so it’s nice to get a chance to fuss over him a little.
And it could be worse. He could be Emma Stone’s character in this SNL Digital Short! Ryan and I love this, we sing it all the time