When your child complains of a sore foot, tell him to give it some time because he probably just strained it participating in PE that day.
Figure it must have gotten better since he doesn't ever complain about it again- just mentions it in passing.
When he brings it up again in the middle of soccer season 2 YEARS later, tell him it's probably just from soccer and see how it feels when the season is over.
Ten days after the season ends, finally take him in to the doctor.
Bask in your amazingness as you tell the doctor and the nurse and the x-ray technician- out loud and to their faces- that your son has had a sore foot for 2 YEARS (even though he hadn't really complained about it and played soccer two more seasons, and had 2 rounds of PE, and all that other stuff and seemed to be fine.)
Be totally impressed with your son when the x-ray appears to show he's had a broken foot for 2 YEARS and he's not really complained about it and played soccer two more seasons, and had 2 rounds of PE, and all that other stuff and seemed to be fine.
Be somewhat concerned that even though it appears to just be an avulsion fracture it still hasn't healed in 2 YEARS and agree that a referral to an orthopedic surgeon is probably warranted.
Agree to not make said son do the mile run in PE on Tuesday, but stand firm in demanding that chores be completed. After all, he's not really complained about it and played soccer two more seasons, and had 2 rounds of PE, and all that other stuff and seemed to be fine for 2 YEARS. I think a couple more days of vacuuming the living room before seeing the orthopedic surgeon isn't going to make matters all that much worse. (But go ahead and buy him a cookies and cream candy bar. You don't have to be totally heartless.)
Sorry Joseph. I've said it before and I'll say it again- It's amazing, sometimes, that humans live to adulthood.
There's probably some way to mark this, but I don't know what it is. The fracture is the edge of the bump on the right. The doctor circled it with a pen, so it looks like a dark line of shadow surrounded by a hairline fracture. The hairline fracture is just ball point pen.