Bless her heart, she was such a trooper- and thank goodness they were not busy in the ER and the rushed us right back and within an hour they had us bandaged, painkilled, x-rayed and ready to go. The doctor commented that he was surprised it didn't break both bones- it was really strange looking when we first got there (yuck!)
We went to the park for a get together with our close friends from church to celebrate the birthday of our dear friend Missy Bucket. Who could have anticipated we were walking into a trap, a mysterious shady unsafe park clearly unfit for small children- what was she thinking? I mean, for crying out loud, there were monkey bars and swings and brand new playground equipment- obviously no place for my poor unsuspecting daughter. (wink, wink) All joking aside- we were so super excited to get to spend the day with our friends, the kids especially. I'm not even sure I had sat down my 'pitch in' fruit salad before we were wrangling the kids back to the van. Almost immediately out of the gate, Allyson had jumped down from the rings and fell on her arm. It was pretty crooked looking- I knew it was broken as soon as I turned around.
She's in a temporary cast until we see the Orthopedist on Monday. The bones are still pretty straight- probably no worry about having to set it or anything fancy schmancy, so probably he will just put on her more permenant cast- it just gives Ally a couple of days to try and decide what color they should make it (green or blue- she can't decide).
Seeing her in pain was more pain that I was prepared for. As a mother, it is so difficult to just sit patiently and have no control to help make it better. I was grateful that the hospital rushed around us- I'm not sure I could have sat in the waiting room very long with her hurting like she was. But now- armed with tylenol with codiene- I am back in control and can help with her pain.
Once back in the car with her sights clearly set on Dairy Queen (broken bones=ice cream, obviously she needs the calcium) Sam looks over and says "Wow, that sure is a big bandaid!" How funny are these small people among us? My only regret is not bathing them this morning- I figured tonight after the park we would all wash up, dag gone it! That is sure going to be one stinky arm in 6-8 weeks!
It's probably going to be a hard rest of the summer as we love to swim and play in the water, but at least we made it to the end of July before we broke a bone, right?