My DS recently broke his wrist (both bones in the lower arm). He's wearing a cast now and is doing much better after his first week in the cast. I understand that this is a common place for a child to break a bone, etc., etc.
What worries me is that this is actually the THIRD time he's had a broken bone (he's about to turn 8). His first was a tiny "green stick" fracture in his leg. It happened as he was learning to walk/pull up, when his body twisted suddenly (sort of a long story).
Then, when he was 3, he was running across a pillow on our living room floor and somehow twisted his ankle. He ended up breaking one of the bones in the top of his foot (can't remember the name).
Anyway, both of those breaks seemed to have healed well and have not caused any problems since. I was hoping broken bones would be a thing of the past. But now it's his wrist.
I have voiced concerns to his ped and the ortho, who have basically just told me not to worry - kids break bones all the time. But this seems like a lot in just 7 years!
I guess what I'm wondering is whether this has happened to anyone else? And was there ever a reason for all the breaks? My DS does happen to be a very active, energetic little boy, so maybe it's just bad luck?
Thanks for reading!