Wednesday, July 14, 2010

This Kind of Stuff

Yesterday, Kristi called me at work to ask if I knew about the bruises on Jack's pinkie finger.

I did not.

When I got home, I saw this:

I have no idea when or how this happened*, but this kind of stuff just breaks my heart.  It kills me that Jack was hurt and he couldn't tell me about it. Yes, it's only a sprained pinkie, it looks worse than it is and in the scheme of things, it's not that big of a deal ....  but it still bothers me. It's times like this that I wish - oh how I wish - that Jack could talk.

But he can't.

And I hate it.

But,  he's still happy.

So, I can be too.

Except when I look at that bruised pinkie.


*Jack wears hand splints at night and I'm always very careful when I put them on that all his fingers are straight. I'm wondering if I missed his pinkie the other night and perhaps it was bent back in the splint.  Makes me so upset to think that might be what happened.  I really haven't a clue and I don't recall Jack crying anytime the last few days.  *sigh*


worthy said...

I think the hardest thing is when your child isn't able to communicate - my heart goes out to you. Sam doesn't talk, but he is able to communicate in other ways, which I know Jack cannot. Sorry about the bruised pinkie, give Jack and extra hug from us and one for you too xxx

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you and Jack. Hugs to you both.

ssouth said...

Hugs from St. Louis too. I hope it's feeling better quickly. It's hard enough when our kids are hurt, worse yet when you didn't know it was happening.

Susan said...

Hugs Ann. I'm sure everyone caring for Jack is as careful as possible. As he gets bigger it must be hard. I hope it doesn't hurt him much and it goes away quickly.

Tess Katherine MacMillan said...

I'm sorry to both of you.xoxox

Ms. Crabass said...

oh man, my poor pal, Jack!!! That's some bruise. So sorry!
Elijah is a little delayed with the crying, he cries about a minute or two after he's hurt. By then I hardly know what's wrong.

Kisses to Jack.