May 10, 2023

Wednesday Weigh-In: Week 102

This picture is just from the day of Noah's graduation--I felt like wearing a dress for the first time in God only knows how long--so I figured I'd take my weekly weigh-in selfie while I was dressed up :)

Like I mentioned yesterday, Eli chose to go to his baseball game rather than get an x-ray of his finger because his finger was feeling better and the swelling was going down. The doctor had sent in an order for an x-ray, but she said it was more for peace of mind; rather than continuing to worry about it, we could just get the x-ray if we wanted. He kept the splint on it and kept icing it.

Today, he wanted to go play in his game. I told him no way--as long as it was swollen and bruised, I didn't want him messing it up. He agreed to get the x-ray (thinking that if it was negative, he'd be able to play), so I took him to the hospital right after school. He was in and out of radiology in literally less than four minutes. And the results were already in his chart by the time we got home!

Well, it turns out he has a fracture after all. I feel like the worst mom ever for not taking him right away (even though he wouldn't have been able to see the orthopedist until Friday, regardless). Someone even commented on my blog that I shouldn't wait! (Thank you for your opinion, and I really wish I'd have taken your advice.)

So, Eli is likely out for the rest of the baseball season. I feel terrible for him--he's had a super rough year and baseball was like his therapy. I'm hoping that the orthopedist will tell us that he won't need surgery and that splinting it will be enough; even so, it'll take weeks, if not months, to heal.

Anyway, on to my weigh-in...

I was at 138.0 today, so I lost the little I'd gained last week. I'm actually kind of surprised because I haven't been eating very regularly again. Either I don't eat all day and then eat a lot at night (not purposely, but just when I have a lot going on during the day); or I eat frequent, random things throughout the day without real "meals".

I was feeling my best and I was regularly losing the weight when I was eating regularly--breakfast, lunch, dinner--so I want to get back to doing that this week. It's going to be a stressful week, considering Eli's appointment and whatever the treatment may be.

Well, I'm going to cut this short because I have a to-do list with about 18 million things on it that I have to get done soon. I'm trying not to get too overwhelmed (yet again) so I'm going to focus on one item at a time, starting with the easy stuff.

I don't mean for this to sound like a downer of a post. I just feel like crap about not taking Eli to get the x-ray sooner (among several other things). But right now--I need to clean out the fridge and freezer! Seeing a clean fridge always puts me in a better mood, as weird as that sounds ;)


  1. My mother-in-law is a nurse. With 3 boys, she spent lots of time in the ER. My husband had a basketball accident (ankle) and she didn't think he needed medical attention. Wouldn't you know it, it was broken! She felt awful too but it happens. It doesn't make you a bad mom. 🩷🩵

  2. You're not a bad mom.. it was a judgement call and if the doctor thought it was "urgent" she would have advised to such. Be kind yourself ❤️

  3. My brother broke his arm when we were kids (in high school) and my parents didn't take him in for 4 weeks, because it had separated so much he ended up with surgery and in a cast for a full year. So.... waiting an extra day... doesn't seem like a big deal!

  4. You are a FABULOUS Mom. I had two broken fingers and went to the doctor and even he didn't think they broken so didn't even order an x-ray. After a week, as it continued to swell, they finally got an x-ray showing the break. The "fix" was simply some tape around my fingers. It depends on the nature of the break, but a fracture is usually a simple but painful and time-consuming fix. Big hugs. Mothering (and life) is tough!!

  5. Definitely not a bad mom! I agree that it was a total judgement call and the doctor should have pushed you to do the X-ray had they thought it was urgent. I feel awful for Eli on the rest of his season though! I hope he feels better soon

  6. Not a bad mom! My daughter slid into a base and heard her ankle pop, so we just thought it was sprained. I actually had her ice it and try to walk on it (as I had been advised that was the best course of action by her coach). She walked on it for 2 days before I took her to the doctor... she'd fractured her ankle and I had literally to her to walk it off! (Never listen to the coach :))
    I bet Eli is super bummed. My daughter plays softball (and is the same age as Eli) and she would be so upset to be out for the rest of the season.

  7. Nearly 2 years! I would love to see a graph of the downs and ups.


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