Turns out Cherub's small buckle fracture was also a Salter Harris fracture, ie there was damage to his growth plate, the cartilage at the end of the bone that controls the bone's growth. This means Cherub is now the proud owner of a full cast and will have to wear it for the next 4 weeks. They gave him a choice of colours too, he rejected my suggestion that the purple cast was pretty awesome. Instead he chose his favourite blue, which looks rather fetching with the bright red Stop-sling. The good news about a full cast is that people can sign it properly, so we bought a special marker and he hawked his arm around the school yard. People love to sign a cast, don't they? I noticed a few special adults in his life looking particularly chuffed as Cherub asked for their autographs. Here is the new cast, enhanced, I think, by his crazy front teeth, we're expecting the sideways one to fall out Any Day Now.
Ironically, whilst having a broken pet meant we spent all our savings and borrowed money too, having a broken child means we're saving money, mostly on sporting tuition. It's as if Cherub took one for the team. Thank heavens we live in a country with a proper health care system.
For ANZAC Day this is so beautiful and tender
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