Here is our update,,,
I have never been as grateful for cosleeping as I was last night. My son is an acrobatic sleeper, moving all over the place during the night, going from tummy to back, etc. Last night I bundled pillows up on one side of him and me on the other (with daughter nestled on the other side of me). I was able to keep him fairly still throughout the night w/o disturbing his sleep and very little disturbance to mine.
I spent from about 8am to 10:30am on the phone this am trying to find an ortho who was on our insurance (not a big problem, we are in a big network) and had an appt today. The latter part was a HUGE problem. One place had an appt for THURSDAY of next week and another for WEDNESDAY! I thought that was beyond ridiculous! I was able to get one appt for Monday which was at least better, although the weekend would have been tough. Finally at 10:30 one of the offices called me back and says that a dr will see us immediately.
From what the dr said, he has one child who needed a cast fairly young as well, so I think he really understood the NEED to get this taken care of today. We were a fit in appt (but that is typical at ortho) so we were there for a long time. They replaced the splint with a cast. We have a cast that is waterproof!!!! Not only *can* it get wet, it *needs* to get wet! We can go swimming, take baths, etc. He will have his cast for a month. The appt was hard today, but no where near as hard as last night and now it is done and we can get on with healing. Plus my son had his first ever lollipop, he was thrilled and kind enough to share with his sister!
Poor little guy.
All of the stories and other replies have helped me to feel better. But what will make me feel the most better is when he is back to himself.