My second son had a surgery exactly five years ago. He fell from a monkey bar during his school’s foundation day. At first, the surgeon conducted a closed reduction procedure. The process was to align my boy’s broken wrist bones. It was unsuccessful, thus we opted for a surgery.
The four-hour operation was successful. The doctor inserted three narrow pins (as long and slender as a pencil) inside my son’s right arm. Though the metal pins were removed four months after the operation, the stitches on his arm are still very evident. Possibly, they are his constant reminder that once, he fell from a monkey bar. That next time, he should be careful of his moves. Or maybe, he should not go near any monkey bar.
A year after the incident, we went back to the place where he fell. Our main goal was to fulfill a goal which was suddenly aborted by an unexpected accident. This mother had high hopes her son will complete the climb and finish those long bars. That armed with more confidence and full support from his family, he will complete the monkey bar with more caution.