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Monday, June 2, 2008

Exit Rain....Enter Trip to the E.R.

Finally....a weekend without any rain to cancel baseball games! Although, throw in a trip to the emergency room with our 12 year old, Tommie, and the rain might have been more fun. The Mariner's 12's had a tournament in Milford Friday thru Sunday. They did pretty well, finishing 2nd in the tournament. Tommie was up to bat during the first game at 5p.m. on Sunday, and got hit with a pitch on the thumb of his right hand. I imagine it hurt quite a bit. It swelled right away and even after applying ice on and off for quite a while, the swelling did not go down that much. Needless to say, this left him unable to play the rest of the evening. We reached home about 10:15p.m. (little ones in tow!), unloaded, and Tommie and I headed to the E.R. to have his hand looked at. Thankfully, the x-ray showed no broken bones, just some really nasty bruising that will take a few days to feel better. They sent us home with a splint, an ice pack and a good dose of Motrin. Hopefully he will be back on the field in 3 or 4 days. John's Mariner's team had a double-header in Gretna on Sunday, winning one and losing one. Shawn traveled with Joey to John's games, and I traveled with the girls to Tommie's games. When John was done, they drove from Gretna to Milford to catch the action over there, only to find Tommie with his swollen hand. The little ones tolerated the weekend pretty well -- they got plenty of fresh air anyway. In other news, I posted a video of Joey that I took at Wiggles and Giggles a couple weeks ago of him using the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). This is a form of communication for kids that have limited speech ability. There are various small pictures with images of different things that Joey may want or need. He is still in the beginning stages but is making wonderful progress! We are so proud of him! In the video, he is with his speech therapist, Delanie, having a great session. Stay tuned for further progress updates!

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