The ocean broke Lloyd

June 13, 2013


So…. I feel a little bad. The neck injury that Lloyd got in Maui? The one that I really didn’t give much thought to? Well, it was a little more than I imagined. It made him all lopsided. When I picked him up at the airport he was smiling, but he wasn’t moving his head at all. When he looks around he turns at the waist. And have I mentioned the lopsidedness?


He said it was a big wave that rolled him and slammed him down onto the bottom.This wall will be a good location to document his progress – if his shoulders ever level out again. I made him turn around and saw that his spine was all wonky – his head is a bit to the side of where God originally put it.

He went to the doctor today, who did a series of tests that ruled out an injury to his actual spine. (Whew!) It’s a big ol’ muscle spasm and a few days of muscle relaxants and heat treatment should help, but if it doesn’t, he can go to physical therapy.

I told him the ocean was bad news. *fist shake at the Pacific*

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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6 Responses to “The ocean broke Lloyd”

  1. Peggy Said on:

    Awww….Lopsided Lloyd. Now if that isn’t a great name for a children’s book, I don’t know what is. You should get started writing that Lauren & illistrating it too of course. I’d like to reserve my copy now of the soon to be best seller.

    And sorry Lloyd. I am very familiar with being lopsided and the pain that goes along with it. I hope you feel better soon!


  2. Lauren's dad Said on:

    I think that some fine Missouri bourbon, in copious amounts, should ease the discomfort and soften the muscle.


  3. Brad Said on:

    When he was here, there was something about the way he moved with his stiff neck that looked like angry body language. I kept wondering if he was mad.


    • Lauren Said on:

      Yes -- it’s the slow, deliberate turn from the waist with an expressionless smile. It’s rather menacing. It is fun calling him Robot Lloyd, or better yet -- Igor. “Yes, massster.”


  4. Jane Sommerer Said on:

    Please take care and if you don’t feel better soon find another doctor. Moms are such funny creatures. They want you well and feeling great.


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