August 2, 2008 7:13am CST
Have you ever seen a broken bone(s)? Or were you that person? Few days ago I was playing with my brother and he had that kind of accident. He was running, slipped and hit the stairs. For a minute he wasn't standing up and I thought he was playing me. Then I lifted his trousers and had something to see. Open fracture. But he wasn't crying (he usually cries for everything) and that frightened me a lot. It was my first time that I found myself in that kind of situation. I've quickly put him in a car and took him to the hospital. Diagnose - open fracture of both bones below knee near the anckle. And now ne has to be in bed for 6 weeks. Bad, especially nowdays when all the kids are playnig outside. Have you ever had that kind of exprirence? Were you frightened as I was?
• United States
2 Aug 08
yes. my mother and i were running across the street and she fell on the curb and couldn't move her leg. i was scared. i had a folding stool i was carrying so i put it under her and she held on to a parking meter to pull herself up. i asked a couple walking by if they would call an ambulance. later we found out mother had broken her hip. it was very scary.
2 Aug 08
yups! I got to see the leg bone broken of my mom. When I was 12 years old, we were traveling by train from my mom's maiden home to my home. In middle of the journey, she was getting down from the train to the platform, and her leg slipped from the stairs of the train. I mom screamed loudly, when I reached there, I found that both her legs were bleeding . and I could see the flesh showing out of it. When I went closer, I could see something white out of flesh. That shows that her bones were really broken. Anyhow an ambulance was called, and she was taken to the railway hospital nearby. all the necessary treatments were done for the moment, but for operation, was asked to take to some good hospital, as her leg bones were badly damaged. Then we took her to good hospital, and she was operated there. It took her 6 months to recover from that fracture. Its now 17 years of that accident, but she can still feel the pain during winters.
• United States
9 Feb 10
Yep - I was the person. I broke three at once actually. I was in the fifth grade and it was my best friend's birthday. We were jumping on her brand new trampoline and I guess I landed wrong. I didn't notice anything and just kept on jumping and having fun (I have a high pain tolerance). When I got down on the ground I just collapsed and couldnt get back up. My friend's brother helped me and I remember being more shocked about that than the fact that I couldn't walk. Ahh, the innocent naive years.