Briley’s Broken Wrists

So, I’m in the gym after school one day talking to some co-workers when Coach Boone, one of the football coaches, comes in and tells me that Briley got injured during practice. Hurt both wrists. This is not the first time that a coach has told me that my son had injured both wrists during football practice, so I was concerned but not too worried. (Boyd Brigman (BCS) called me during 2009 football camp. Blaine got smashed between two seniors. The facemask hit Blaine’s hands and they thought both of his hands were broken. Thankfully, they weren’t. And, don’t worry. Blaine did not drop the ball. He came down with it!) As soon as Boone leaves, the Athletic Director came in and began telling me about Briley’s accident. During the last play of the last football practice for 2011, Briley was involved in a collision with #76. We loaded him up and took him for x-rays. No one was available to actually read the x-ray that night, but the doctor thought the left wrist was fine and the right wrist had a chip. The next morning we took Briley to see Dr. Lichota. The left wrist had a small break and the right wrist had a hairline fracture across two bones at the growth plate.

Two days before our last football game and three days before basketball season started. Briley kept his spirits up throughout the whole process. He’s such a trooper.

On the way to get x-rays…

Waiting for x-rays…
That swollen area had me really worried. It looked like the bone was sticking up. But, it was just a swollen area.

Briley had two casts for two weeks…

Then, he got the left cast off and a new cast on the right side. He wore this right cast for four weeks.

This adventure had some pretty entertaining times. Briley was determined to feed himself with two casts on. Homework. Todd helping with the daily baths. My favorite bath conversation was the first one:

Todd: “Which shampoo is yours?”
Briley: “I use this shampoo and this conditioner.”
Todd: “What!? We have to condition too!?”
Briley: “Yes!”

Briley has been cast free since December 14. His right wrist still has a small chip on each side, but the doctor has cleared him to resume normal activites. We are so grateful for the excellent care and concern we received from Dr. Lichota!



2 Responses to “Briley’s Broken Wrists”

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