An awkward tumble – Ouch! (TomO on the trampoline)

Urban Tramp
TomO – “The Urban Tramp”

With the balance of a cat, the carefree attitude of youth, and fitness beyond his years, TomO is quite an amazing trampolinist.

He got his first trampoline at age 2-years, and outgrew two of them before advancing to an Olympic size mat about two-years ago.

Initially, he undertook training at the local YMCA, but he has never wanted to compete, preferring to think of himself as  “TomO – The Urban Tramp”.

And in many ways the YMCA was all about winning the Olympics…

“It’s all about free-style these days, Mum and Dad…”

And I must say, I’m with him on this.

TomO and Milo
“The Boys” and Milo (The wonder dog)

He is a delight to watch and it takes me back to his age when I also did a lot of trampolining, and to all of you out there that want taut muscles and fantastic abs, do yourself a favour and buy a trampoline. I still get up and have a jump with him in the back yard!

We’ve had 10 years of injury-free trampolining…up until last evening!

We we’re having a get-together for family arriving for the Christmas break, and TomO always likes to put on a bit of a show and was “on the mat” doing his thing.

TomO on the mat
TomO on the mat

DSC_2111

Oddly enough, no one saw the awkward way he landed on the mat, but he came down to the house, holding an elbow and tears streaming down his little angelic face.

He wasn’t used to this happening, and the shock and pain were taking its toll on our little bloke!

TomO
TomO

 We secured his arm and headed straight for the hospital.  And thankfully on the way his spirits started to lift; he was asking whether he would still be able to use his iPad – yes a good sign that he was at least settling and recovering from the shock!

After numerous x-rays, and an examination by an emergency room doctor it would appear to be a soft-tissue injury, however they are going to take another look on Christmas Eve, just in case there is a small fracture that they couldn’t see due to the swelling, which wasn’t actually too bad.

Our biggest challenge lies ahead – keeping him off the trampoline to allow the injury to recover, as TomO isn’t one to dwell, he’s stoic just like his mother, two peas in a pod!

Janet and TomO
Janet and TomO

 And we wouldn’t have him any other way.

 Get better soon mate!

ps: You may notice two springs missing on this mat. This mat has been replaced…

Advertisements

20 thoughts on “An awkward tumble – Ouch! (TomO on the trampoline)

  1. Amy Christine December 31, 2012 / 12:05 am

    Good to hear he is all fine now and back to jumping. Reading this post brought me back to when I was a kid and use to jump on the trampoline. We were always trying to think of ways to make it more fun. I recall there were a few times my friends and I moved the trampoline over by the tree, then set up a water hose off the trees so it would spray on the trampoline!!

    Was it the smartest idea, probably not but it was so much fun!!

    Like

    • The Landy December 31, 2012 / 6:39 am

      We spray TomO with water regularly on the trampoline, he loves it! And he is all recovered now!

      Like

  2. Figure Girl Wanna Be December 24, 2012 / 2:29 am

    Get better soon TomO!!! I used to love my trampoline! Good times! ;0)

    Like

    • The Landy December 24, 2012 / 5:13 am

      He’s doing fine now, on the trampoline yesterday!

      Like

  3. icescreammama December 23, 2012 / 12:02 am

    i recommend a lot of ice cream. it helps the healing.

    Like

    • The Landy December 23, 2012 / 12:15 am

      And he loves Ice cream…!

      Like

  4. Alarna Rose Gray December 22, 2012 / 11:16 pm

    A speedy recovery to TomO… where would Christmas be without a little mishap?

    Like

    • The Landy December 23, 2012 / 12:19 am

      Thankyou, and he is recovering quite well…

      Like

  5. Sas December 22, 2012 / 10:05 pm

    I hope TomO feels better soon. You’re right – keeping him off the trampoline until he’s better is going to be the hardest part. I once spent New Years Eve looking after a teenager in hospital who landed on his head whilst skiing. Luckily he was OK, but he insisted on skiing whilst still wearing his neck brace two days later, and then we caught him skiing down the stairs in the hotel!

    Like

    • The Landy December 23, 2012 / 12:20 am

      Now, that is a big challenge!

      Like

  6. barbara grandberg December 22, 2012 / 7:51 pm

    just got the post to open…..sending a lot of healing thoughts to tomo :}

    Like

  7. The Landy December 22, 2012 / 3:36 pm

    Oh yes, MilO the wonder dog. She’s a beautiful border collie, and a great mate of his!

    Like

  8. Cowboys and Crossbones December 22, 2012 / 9:52 am

    Speedy healing to Mr. TomO! Looks like he has a good (and adorable) buddy in Milo.

    Like

    • The Landy December 22, 2012 / 3:34 pm

      He’s looking much better today…..

      Like

  9. AndrewGills December 22, 2012 / 8:21 am

    Here’s hoping for more trampolining soon 🙂

    Like

    • The Landy December 22, 2012 / 3:34 pm

      Very soon, I suspect

      Like

  10. Jillian Carlon December 22, 2012 / 8:15 am

    I hope TomO recovers quickly and Mondays visit is all good news, I’m sure it will be. Pardon the pun but kids have a remarkable way of bouncing back fast. 🙂 Have a wonderful, injury free, Christmas and thanks for another good read.

    Like

    • The Landy December 22, 2012 / 3:34 pm

      Indeed they do, and if overuse of the iPad is any indication today, than he is well on the way to recovery…

      Like

Comments are closed.