We went to the orthopedic doctor today and she said James' neck injury will heal on its own. No need for surgery as it is not displaced. She also said it is one of the more painful breaks.
His pediatrician called tonight for an update. He was surprised they didn't catch it on the ship b/c it is not a small fracture in his opinion.
So James has to wear his sling while at school, no jumping, and no playing on the playground. It should heal in 4-6 weeks. There will be a callous that forms around the bone where it is mending, and we should see an increasingly larger bump for the next few weeks. Then it will go down as the bone absorbs it and the bump will disappear.
Sigh. Let's hope for a less exciting next couple months, as far as doctors are concerned. James has the whole play doctor thing down. He wanted Daddy to be the patient tonight, he was the nurse, and told him the doctor would be in shortly. Then he walked in again with a play drill. ha ha.