John has now officially entered it. He tripped down a couple of stairs Sunday night and ended up breaking it in a couple of spots. Here are the juicy photos. The fall caused a "moderate to severe" laceration (I peaked in his medical records and that's how they recorded it) between the toes that required 6 stitches. We thought initially that his toe was hanging by a thread, with all the blood and pain that the fall caused.
The kids are SO wide-eyed when Daddy comes hobbling on his crutches!
He saw another doctor today whose opinion is that surgery isn't necessary. A quick call to my brother (along with emailed x-rays!) calmed our doubts, as he concurred with that opinion. (The doctor in urgent care said that surgery was probably warranted, since it was several bad breaks.) Anyway, he has to keep the foot elevated and will go back at the end of the week. Guess our apple picking excursion I had planned isn't going to happen this year. (I will post later about my peach canning and peach jam making! I'm addicted to canning now and can't wait to make applesauce!)
Anyway, thanks to my wonderful neighbors who graciously came over and stayed well into the early morning hours with our kids. Just don't know what we would have done without them!