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Sunday, September 9, 2012
Emily missed school last Tuesday-Thursday with a croupy virus (Monday was Labor Day, so she missed most of the week).  She finally made it back on Friday, and I was looking forward to returning to some sense of normalcy.  That wasn't meant to be!  On Friday afternoon, Emily fell off a "kiddie" chair in the bonus room and caught herself with her hands.  She was hurt, and her wrist was swollen.  She wasn't overly upset, but I knew it was serious business when I mentioned that I would need to call her friend's mom and have her friend go home.  Emily didn't argue and say, "No, I am fine!", so I knew she was really hurting.  I decided to take her to a nearby urgent care facility to get it checked out.  I didn't really think it was broken, but I thought it would be better to be safe than sorry.  It was a good thing we went!

We were escorted into an exam room immediately upon arrival at the urgent care clinic.  This was our first visit to this clinic, and I will definitely return when we need it.  Instead of a table with paper to sit on, we waited for the doctor in two leather lounge chairs.  They also had a flat screen television on the wall, so Emily watched the Disney Channel while we waited.  This was especially wonderful because she was scared.  Having a comfortable environment lessened her fears, and by the time the doctor came in, she was fine. 

Guess what the x-rays showed? Yes, I am sure you have guessed that she has a broken wrist!  The nurse wrapped it in a very large temporary cast, and we were given pics to take to the orthopedist on Monday.  I will call them first thing Monday morning; I would like to get her in as quickly as possible because I think her real cast will be smaller, and because I will be glad to know how long we should expect the healing process to take.  Emily was supposed to play in her first-ever soccer game on Saturday, and we are hoping the doctor will allow her to play so she won't miss more games (our soccer league allows kids to play if their hard casts are bubble-wrapped). We can't wait to get all the details!

Of course, not all aspects of broken wrists are bad!  Adam and Andrew treated her with a cupcake when she returned from the doctor on Friday night.  Also, Emily just came in and said, "Mom!  Guess what!  When you have a broken wrist, people will do things for you, even if you don't really need them to!"  Yep, it took less than 48 hours for her to figure out how to use this situation to her advantage!


  posted at 4:36 PM  

At September 10, 2012 10:07 PM, Blogger Carrie said...

Oh poor girl! OUCH! She's a trooper.

And also a rather clever girl. ;D

All of the sudden she LOOKS older too!


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