On his first run of the day he got going too fast, slipped on ice, and crashed. Somehow he broke three bones in his lower back called "transverse processes." He thinks he hit a tree although his teacher says there were no trees. Maybe he landed on a rock or his ski? I don't know. Anyhow, it seems that this is an injury that will heal and not give him future problems. Thank goodness. He spent the night in the hospital so they could monitor his pain (apparently these broken bones are more painful than broken ribs). Poor guy was in a lot of pain but is feeling much better now, although not completely back to normal. We feel that he was blessed in that the injury was not more serious. He does not need any surgery. He has been home resting all week, getting up to use the bathroom. Each day he moves a little more. The doctor felt he would be out of school for two weeks. He actually went to school for part of the day today. We see the doctor again on Thursday and I intend to ask lots of questions. :)
For now we are so grateful he is doing so much better, and pray that he will have a full recovery.