I got back from my weekend today and took my sister home as she had a camp thing this afternoon. My original plan was to hang out at my dad's for the rest of the day as a couple of our cousins (a brother and sister, Jo and Ja) from Michigan came down to help dad with a new privacy fence. Jo does construction so rather than paying a stranger, Dad decided to keep it in the family. Anyway, sis and I got back around 1:30 this afternoon and shortly after we got there, Jo got a call from his wife, S, in Michigan. Their youngest, A (he's 10) was on the back of a Rhino (some four wheeler type thing???) that was being driven by his older brother. According to S, they were in the front yard and were NOT going very fast but apparently they turned too sharp and rolled it. A was pinned under it and broke his thigh bone. They live in the country outside of a small town so A was eventually taken via ambulance to a hospital in Lansing. They were originally going to take him straight to surgery but then the doctor decided to get more xrays and has scheduled it for tomorrow morning. When Jo first got the call, S told him to stay here because A would be in surgery before he could get back up there and she had it under control. I guess though, when they were moving him for the second set of xrays, A was in a lot of pain and was doing a good bit of screaming. That, of course, upset S who called Jo and asked him to come back. We've since received a picture via text from Ja of A....poor kid...he's on morphine and seems to be doing better but he still looks a mess. But, the morphine is keeping his pain way down and they have his leg in traction till the surgery. It looks like they are going to put a pin or something in his leg which I guess is pretty normal for this type of break. It doesn't seem to be a particularly nasty break....well, it IS but nothing that will affect him long term, so we're anticipating a good outcome. We're a short family though and A is just a little guy and such a sweet/ornery kid....I feel so bad for him. AND his mom....Jo was shaken enough from the call, I can't imagine poor S up there when A was screaming and in so much pain. And aside from the pain, surgery and recovery, poor A was so excited about starting football shortly but that's most definately out of the picture for this year. But if we could get some good thoughts sent out for A and the gang, I would appreciate it. I'll pass them on to his folks too and his siblings/cousins as most of them were there and were pretty shaken by the whole thing. Ja's daughter called her quite a few times before they left and was just sobbing. Jo and Ja as I said, are brother and sister and only live a mile from each other on the same road. They are really close as are all of their kids so the whole bunch is upset. I'll post an update when I get word on the surgery.