I have to admit - I'm a little annoyed with easy child/difficult child's teachers. He fractured his thumb AT SCHOOL yesterday during recess. They told him he was fine and that he'd KNOW if he had a broken bone. When he eventually decided to show me his thumb it was so black and blue and swollen that I took him directly to the ER (after we'd already been to the hospital for an EKG 30 minutes before!) He had x-rays and a splint was put on it. diagnosis = bone chip fracture of the thumb. He's not in a huge amount of pain so the hospital said it was ok to send him to school today, just no PE or recess. They said to give him a couple of Motrin in the morning before he left. So I did and off he went. I just got a call from his in class support teacher. She's like "he's distracted by his thumb today". Ummm duuuh! Of course he is! It's broken and in a splint. She's like "he has to come in at recess bc he didn't do well on a Math assignment this morning". Ok - usually I'd have no problem with that but cut the kid a little slack today! I'm not usually "soft" but even 'I' know he's going to need a few days to adjust to this. I told her that he can come home today if he needs to but he's going to have this thing on (if not a cast - we'll find out tomorrow) for at least 4 weeks so HE and SHE (along with all of his other teachers) will need to adjust to this situation the best they can. My God!