Thanks for the advice and thoughts.
He's better now. I was just a moron mom and explained why he had slits in his cast (for swelling), and he had a moment of panic that they would cut off his leg. I thought dh had already explained, and, well...I'm exhausted and a moron. :(
We were up just about all night last night because he was hurting so badly. He finally fell asleep around 5, and we slept a few hours early this am. It took some gymnastics, but we finally got insurance to approve him to see an orthopedic doc to set it and cast it. He feels MUCH better with a cast, and this mama feels much better than my boy will be good to go in 6 weeks. We are moving (in 4 weeks!) to a place with a community pool, and I was really sad for him to have to miss out on that.
I am so thankful his pain seems to be so much better now. He's listening to daddy read a story and rather aggressively flying a matchbox car back and forth. The next two weeks of absolute no load bearing are going to be tough, I think.
As for me. Well, new dd has some funky breathing and belly issues. I hate being responsible for these choices! My gut says she's fine, and that I would regret taking her to the doc, but then there's always the what if. Dh and I prayed tonight, and have some peace about the issue. And I'm going to cut out dairy. I think the breathing stuff is related to the belly stuff.
Dh goes back to work Monday. I've got a baby that needs watched (but at least is otherwise easy), a toddler who is all. over. the. place., a 5yo with a broken leg, and 2 others who would really like attention. And, we're about to move.
All things considered, I'm doing pretty well.