Drew will not be competing this year, even though he has trained hard all spring. He will be in a splint/cast for six weeks most likely - five weeks to go:( He lost control of his scooter, breaking his radius and dislocating his ulna (Galeazzi fracture). On Tuesday, he underwent general anesthesia to repair the damage. In his own words, "Mommy, I am really excited to see how they put me to sleep." He was accompanied home by "Liam" - his new teddy bear. He was a real trooper and is no longer in pain!!! Prior to this accident, he knocked three teeth loose and split his chin wide open at swim practice. In the last month, we have visited the ER twice, an oral surgeon, and an orthopedist. Between these two events, Aidan also sliced his head open. We were so pleased to discover after rinsing him off that the cut was small enough to warrant NO trips to the ER. Praise God that in each of these events the injuries were rather mild and for his protection every day.
As you can see, it is that time of year again - SWIM TEAM. This is Aidan's first year to compete and his first race!! The only help he needed was getting on his back, and he was able to swim the full length of the pool. Daddy, Mommy, brothers, and coaches were so proud; and he was absolutely thrilled to receive two ribbons (second and third place). Sean is also competing this year in the 9-10 age group. He takes his swimming very seriously and really enjoys the 2 hr. practices, 4 hr. clinics, and competitions. Hopefully, I will learn how to use our new camera and post a good picture of him after tomorrow's meet.