last monday she fell off her bike. she scraped her knee and held her arm out to catch her. we got her set up with a couple ice packs and i set the timer so we could see how it was in 20 minutes. our cute neighbor brought over an ace wrap and a sling for b to borrow.
not much change. no swelling, or disfigurement seen.
the next morning i made an appt. with her dr. when i went to pick up bailey from school, the sling was already tagged with friends' names, and she was smiling. big.
*dr. checked it out.
*sent us to get x-rays *STAT*
*i watched as they x-rayed
*(good, i thought, it's all in tact)
*technician orders us back to the dr's office
*(did i tell you i am not schooled in reading x-rays?)
*they actually sent us back with a HUGE x-ray in hand
*(usually the offices are 'paperless'. they made an exception)
*dr. read the x-ray b
y holding it up to the light...
*BUCKLE FRACTURE- so i guess that bump i saw wasn't supposed to be there...
*she needs a cast
bailey was worn out and in pain by now. and the reality of the situation set in. she was worried and upset, and sad that so many of her activities were being limited. and she was even student of the week!!
i thought fast.
"there is an upside to breaking your arm. in our family, you get to (think fast, amy) go to pick out a special book, and choose dinner for the night. anything you want."
she perked up.
On the menu:
Panda Express orange chicken and chow mien
and 2 Goosebumps books
the day ended with more ice and some ibuprofen for bailey.
a week later, we had the appt to cast her arm. i didn't realize they wait so long, to allow for swelling to go down.
(although there was virtually none for bailey).
we watched the princess and the frog during the process. it's actually really cool to see a cast from beginning to end. i enjoyed it. bailey was relieved that it was painless.
we saw 2 other casts taken off with that loud buzz
ing 'saw'. it took the fear down for bailey to see the next process we will undergo. (frame flourish on the pic found here.)
she has been such a good sport through the whole thing. and, she picked aqua for the cast. no pink for this girl.
one armed wonder
we are so lucky to have family and friends' support through this all! it made it cool for bailey to get well wishes and thoughts sent our way! thank you!!
bailey's comment after the doc told her what she can and can't do with a cast.
"so i CAN do homework, but i CAN'T do recess?! what's he tryin' to do, kill me?"