My cousin had his surgery finally. Bless his heart, he was so scared going into surgery, as he has never been under general anesthesia. They actually found MORE damage when they went in than previously thought...and his doctor has so many other docs reading these MRI's of his leg. Evidently he there were TWO pieces of bone that were snapped off, with extensive tendon and ligament damage as well. His doc couldn't believe how much damage there was, but He came through like a champ, but he is still having a lot of pain and some muscle spasms. Very reluctant to get up. Taking a ton of pain meds, but no stool softener or anything. He was prescribed it in the hospital, but at home he doesn't have anything (mom is the type to take her son to the herbalist first, not a regular ped/doc). He was c/o his belly hurting, and of course I had to ask him when his last BM was. BEFORE surgery. So, about 6-7 days. Got all that fixed, he was mortified...(he's only 13).
He is making up his work at home for now, but he DOES NOT want to go back to that school. I don't blame him. I too was the "dork" in high school. Very few friends, harassed by the popular kids, horrible bullying and some very bad memories. I hated school. He doesn't want to go back, and I don't blame him, but I don't know how he could switch schools??? I don't think you could do that mid-semester??? I wonder if he could just keep making up the work at home as he was registered to the other school in district. His pleas to his parents are falling on deaf ears, and I really feel for my cousin. He was so sheltered as a boy, has very few friends, just his neighbor, and a few kids from church his age. His mother homeschooled him until now. He needed to go to public school to get a scholorship for college, as his parents lost most of their savings in the economy slump that's happening all over my state, esp my area. It's really bad here, and he works in drywall, so there's not mucy business here for that, since more than 2 out of 3 people are facing foreclosure right now. For the first time in his life, his mother is working more than full time to pick up the slack in what her husband isn't making. It's all just a mess, but I have NO IDEA how he could avoid going back to that particular school, other than continuing his work at home as he has been, and then transferring to the other high school so that he could start there in January. But I don't even know if *THAT* would work.
Poor kid. I thank god I am not 13 again. I wouldn't go through those years for 10 million dollars cash. NO WAY. Just wanted to update anyone if they were wondering what happened.
I am not sure what, if anything, happened to the coach, but he did apologize to my cousin's parents. I don't think I could speak civilly to a man who did this to my son. The principal said he would be disciplined, but who knows what that means????