Tuesday, 2 September 2008

travels and toes

          Benjamin and Andrew just left for Kiev to pick up Carol from the airport. They will take the overnight train tonight and and be there in the morning. Carol's plane should be arriving in the afternoon sometime, and then they will be back on their way down here. It is a very long trip to travel overseas, not so much because of the flight time, but because once you got to Kiev you've got to wait for the evening train. And your body is trying to tell you, you are supposed to be in bed. Carol is pretty nervous. She hasn't flown to often in the States much less overseas, especially by herself. We excited to have her, and a little touched that she was willing to brave the treacherous airports and hairy flight changes, and venomous security checks just to come see us. 

           Benjamin was pretty excited to go, Just dad and him. He has been planning to help Carol with the luggage, for a week now, since that would be the manly thing to do. Then when it came time to go, he started to get a little homesick. This is the first night he has ever spent away from me. I must admit I already miss him too.

          Andrew thinks he may have broken his toe just before he left. It wasn't swelling or anything, But he said it hurt pretty bad. He hurt it about twenty minutes before he left and it hadn't changed color or anything. He said he would be fine, but he took along the Arnica gel and some ice. If you don't know what Arnica gel is, it is really neat gel that helps any kind of internal injury to heal, its pretty neat stuff, the only homeopathic medicine Andrew believes in. Tonight he will be on the train so he shouldn't need to walk much, but tomorrow in Kiev he is going to have to be on his feet most of the day. I don't know what you are supposed to do about broken toes. You can put a cast on a foot but not a toe.  If he is hurting bad enough he might be able to find a doctor up there. 

          So they are off to a little rocky start, hopefully things will smooth out soon


Emily said...

I've heard that if you break your toe....don't worry about going to the doctor. They can't put a cast on it or anything, you just have to wait for it to heal. Unless it's one of his bigger toes....then he can tape it to the "buddy" toe and that should help. I think I broke my toe once....it was sore for weeks. I don't envy him!

Ang said...

I had a friend who broke her big toe and they did cast it. I think that they do that for the big toe cause it can effect your balance. Not a doctor but that is what I know. Is Carol Andrew's Mom? I hope that the visit goes well.

Betsy Cradic said...

That is sweet that Benjamin has been looking forward to helping her carry her bags. :)