Monday, June 09, 2008

Those are the breaks, kid

Fortunately, we have a very good pediatric emergency hospital.

Unfortunately, we had to use it last night.

While I was out for a run, my daughter broke her arm.

Fortunately, we have wonderful neighbors that stepped in and took the other two kids so my husband could take her to the hospital.

Clearly, they don't want her in pain...
Fortunately, they gave her plenty of morphine, so as they were trying to ease it back in place it didn't hurt.

Unfortunately, she threw up when we got home.


Fortunately, the kind of break she has (in her growth plate, by her wrist) is a fast healer and will unlikely have any lasting effects.

Unfortunately, she'll be in a cast for 4 -6 weeks.

Fortunately, we live in a world with wonderful medical advances.

Unfortunately, my daughter has this look on her face...




Any healing thoughts you have would be much appreciated.


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16 comments:

MPPs Mom said...

oh my goodness. Poor thing. How did it happen? How many signatures does she have on her cast now?? And look at that contraption they have her in before they set it. WOW!!!!

Tree said...

Oh no! What happened?

I like the yellow cast, but not that sad sad look on her face. Poor big girl!

merrymishaps said...

Poor thing! I hope she feels better soon!

Marie said...

Oh the poor thing! And just in time for summer too...

BlueBella said...

Poor big girl :( Although I LOVE the morphine induced look on her face - I'll have what she's having!

Many hugs and healing thoughts coming your way.

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Nat said...

Poor kid! Quite the contraption.

Did you score any good drugs?

Builder Mama said...

Bless her heart! I hope she's feeling better soon. Unfortunately, we've had way too many trips to the ER but we've managed no broken bones yet (desperately searching for some wood to knock on....).

amandajean said...

oh, no. and right at the beginning of the summer. that's the pits. hope she heals up quickly!

Feener said...

poor thing !!!!

Melissa said...

Oh, Man - That totally stinks! Is it her writing hand? I hope she (and you!) feel better soon. I spent the summer in a wheelchair when I was five due to an accident on a slip-n-slide. No fun when you are a kiddo. Love the yello cast! Can you paint all over it? :D

Leeanthro said...

Oh, poor thing. At least the cast is a cheery color.

Karen said...

Aww bless. What was she doing to hurt herself like that? I hope she gets better soon.

Mitzi Green said...

dude, that totally sucks. i hope she's up and at'em again soon.

Jenny said...

What a bummer!! Especially being summer and all. I'm guessing she can't go swimming. I'll think 4 weeks only thoughts for you.

Bryan said...

Poor baby. I hope she feels better.

kristi said...

Awwwwwwww........look at that face!