Monday, September 29, 2008

Brandon's luck in soccer

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Brandon had his second soccer game (the first home one) on Monday night. So, I rushed there after work to see the game. I thought it was a great time to try out my "new" zoom lens. I didn't have it during the last soccer season. I am not posting any of the shots here except a couple of Brandon but they turned out great! I am really happy with the way the lens performed.

Anyway, he sat on the bench for the a lot of the first half. The coach finally put him in and I'm not kidding, within five minutes, he was hurt. Another player collided with him and knocked him to the ground, hurting Brandon's left knee. Here he is signaling to be taken out.

He spent the rest of the game sitting on the bench in pain.

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I didn't think it was that big a deal, but he couldn't walk on it - it was really hurting him. He asked for ice and then we went on home. There was another game, but he wasn't feeling well. The knee wasn't swollen or didn't appear to be, but it was hurting him.

Long story short, I took him to the doctor the next day and he has most likely hyperextended his left knee or sprained it. The doctor isn't 100% sure - it could be more serious, but he doesn't think so. WE have to go back in a week to recheck. Brandon is using a crutch to get around. Lovely. Last year he was out from basketball due to a broken finger so I sure hope that isn't what we are facing here...with a hurt knee. I think is is getting better though - he seems to be in less pain and can get around OK with a crutch. I think he is bearing more and more weight on it....but dang, can we just have one injury free season??

However, can you see how BIG he is getting? At the doctor, he weighed 157 pounds and was measured at 5'6 1/2!!! Where is my little boy?? I'm thinking he is going to be tall!!!

Anyway, he is fine, but I'm anxious to see what the doctor says on recheck next Monday.

*I've been sooo lazy about posting. I wrote this post over two weeks ago....but I thought I'd go ahead and post it. Brandon's knee seems to be fine. He hyper extended it and on the recheck, it seemed much better. He is still supposed to be careful and stretch now before playing soccer, etc.

I haven't been that motivated to blog lately....hopefully I'll get move motivated soon. :)


Robyn said...

Poor kid! I'm glad it wasn't worse. I miss you not blogging more but totally understand needing a break from it. Hope you're having a lovely day/evening :)

Big Mama said...

Sorry about Brandon's injury! He is looking tall.
I am home just for a couple of days in the middle of my holiday, and wanted to check in on you.

Rebekah said...

Oh. Ouch. Hyperextentions hurts BAD! I hope he feels better soon. And tell him to take care of it because those hyperextentions can come back to haunt you.

Kathie said...

Praying that Brandon's knee will soon be well so he can get back in the game. Oh, by the way....very nice pics.
Blessings from Costa Rica

Kelly said...

When I first saw the picture I though... My he is getting big and then I read down and you say the same thing. I was thinking the other day about Harrison playing sport (I know... a bit early yet) and how I would feel about him getting hurt etc. I guess it just comes with parenting :) Talk soon.

Kailani said...

I'm so sorry! I hope he's feeling better and heals soon!

An Island Life

AVCR8TEUR said...

It's nice to see you posting again! I hope Brandon is alright. He looks so different when I first read your blog. What zoom lens do you have again? Canon is coming out with a new camera in the next few days and I'm looking forward to getting it in the next few months.

If you're lazy about posting, you can always post your pictures with only brief descriptions. I know how much you like taking pictures. Haha!