Toddler, two, has his thigh bone torn in half after jumping on parent’s bed

A toddler was hospitalised for weeks after accidentally breaking a bone while jumping on his mother's bed.

Little Harris Brown was in so much pain he went into shock and had to be rushed to the hospital by mother Emma, the Daily Record reports.

The two-year-old suffered spiral fracture that his thigh bone had been torn in half, doctors at Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital said.

Emma, from Moray in Scotland, recalled the incident that her son had been jumping on the soft mattress before she heard a 'very clear snap' when he landed in a pile of pillows.

She said: "They [doctors] for this type of fracture the most common thing was high impact car accidents, trampoline accidents, and the third thing was abuse.

"At first doctors feared he may be suffering from brittle bone disease, but this was ruled out by specialists who said it was just 'sheer bad luck'."

Emma still couldn't get a clue of how her son could break the bone like that.

"I have no idea how it happened, it’s so bizarre. He was just being silly, throwing himself into the pillows [on the bed]," she explained.

"But just when he landed I knew…. his body went one way and his leg went another and I heard a very clear snap.

"He cried initially and screamed and then he just went silent. It was almost as if he wanted to go to sleep.

"He curled himself up into a ball. I think it was his body going into shock with the pain. It was just sheer panic."

It's said the fracture was caused by the bone being torn in half as a result of a twisting force or impact, and specialist had to discuss how to fix it.

Due to Harris's young age, doctors decided to put his leg in traction for three weeks, where by they stretched the leg and kept it in the same position to allow the bone to heal.

Emma, a therapy radiographer, said: "It was a long time but the hospital was just fantastic. The play leaders came round every day to keep him occupied.

“He’s not the kind of boy who will sit and watch TV, that doesn’t interest him at all. So I did think, 'how are we going to manage’. But he did amazing.

"When they were putting in traction, the big thing was to make sure it was set the same length as the other leg otherwise he would be left with a permanent limp."

She was told it could take at least six months for an adult to recover for the same type of injury.

But eight weeks on, Harris is back on his feet and already wanting back up on the bed to bounce.

Emma said: "I don't think he's learned his lesson. He still sits on the bed saying 'bouncy' and I'm saying, 'no bouncy on the bed'."

Harris's dad Dougal, 35, now plans to take part in the Staffordshire Half Ironman challenge in June to raise money for the Archie Foundation, the charity which provided play leaders who kept Harris occupied while he was confined to bed for three weeks.

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