My daughter broke her arm in first grade and she broke it in both bones and it pushed one bone on top of the other, she was in an INSANE amount of pain but once she had surgery (put under and bones set, closed, with the posibility of having to open her arm to set the bones with pins but turned out to not be needed) She was a whole different girl and in way less pain, though Im sure she still had a little. Usually, (not always) the pain is less once the bones are put back where they go. My dd was in surgery for about an hour and 1/2 and on her way home within 3 hours of surgery. It really was better, not worse, Im telling you the 24 hours before surgery was total HELL, she couldnt stop throwing up from the pain to keep the pain meds in her body, poor baby. Im sure he will be fine, good luck and if you can get a waterproof cast I recommend it, that was the best and worth the 30 bucks the insurance didnt cover.
at 11:08 PM on Sep. 2, 2009