Soooo....last week was real crappy with everyone being sick with strep and Cortney getting strep plus blisters in his throat, which lead to two different antibiotics and a lot of house cleaning for me....Needless to say, we finally got the clean, germ-free house with no more sickies and Tuesday night Cort gets carried through the door from basketball with torn ligaments in his ankle. Now, mind you, he broke his other ankle twice in the past year and a half. So, my first reaction to this was not that of an ever so loving wife. I kept a somber face, got the bucket of ice, the 800mg ibuprofin and asked what I could do to help. We went to the ER, because having experience with this before, and having waited out the pain before, we knew he needed something stronger than what we had. AND the pain was worse than with the breaks.
Now let me say this. I know this was an accident. And I know that Cort was in A LOT of PAIN. And I know this is the last thing he wanted to have happen. But I woke up the next day after getting 4 hours of sleep and was seriously TICKED at this situation. I was thinking, seriously, not only do I have to wait on my kids for 100% of the time, but my husband too. I was a super grouch. I made sure Cort got everything he needed and helped him as much as I could, but I was making sure he knew that I did not like this one bit. And that I think he should never play basketball again. And I reminded him many times that he will have to pay for this later.
And then I decided that acting like that stinks...and does no one any good. And I woke up the next day feeling much better. I still hate the situation...but I am calm now. And Cort is really trying to do the few things he can around the house to make life bearable. So SIGH, here we are. This is life. It can ALWAYS be worse.
So this first little pic shows you right after they wrapped his ankle- the huge lump on the side shows how swollen it was...That's not his ankle bone- that is pure swollen dude. Craziness.
A lot of the swelling has gone down, but now it is changing into pretty bruising and colorful blisters.