Friday, October 31, 2008

No More Monkeys Jumping On The Bed!

Except, it wasn't monkeys. It was LadyBug and Baby BlueEyes. And they weren't jumping on the bed. They were jumping on a Spider Man bop bag. (Yes, jumping on it. Not bopping it.) On Wednesday night.

On Thursday, the school nurse called to say that she thought it might be smart for me to have LadyBug's pediatrician take a look at LadyBug's left wrist.

On Thursday night, we visited the very-cool Dr. A. He sent us for x-rays. The x-rays showed a buckle fracture of LadyBug's left radius.

On Friday morning, LadyBug was getting ready to visit the orthopaedist.
Baby BlueEyes was groovin' with some "Crazy Hair Day" action.

Li'l Empress wanted to get some Crazy Hair Day action too.

Don't mess with the hair.
It's gonna take some serious shampoo to get out all that gel.

Being in pain and waiting in the doctor's office is exhausting.

The cart o' tricks.

Getting wrapped.
It was long a really long white toe sock for the hand.

She's got the blues.

The awesome casting tech gives this patient a thumbs up.

"I'm so blue-hoo-hoo-blue-hoo-hoo-blue-hoo-hoo-hooooo.
I'm so blue I don't know what to do."

And that, my friends, is how I spent my Thursday afternoon and Friday morning.

The Gang by the numbers, so far:
15+ stitches
7 sets of x-rays
5 visits to the ER
3 casts
2 over-nighter's at the hospital
2 out-patient procedures
and one helicopter ride

Stick a fork in me, I'm done.

I hope.


ComfyDenim said...

We've had a cast -- Mini-Me's was pink. and her fracture was on the elbow. And it was from jumping the top bunk to the bottom bunk. :-)

We've had 2 stitches, 1 set of staples (ME!!), and 1 cast. *L* YOu've got us beat.

Kay Bratt said...

'famous last words...'

Never say never.


Ironically [and I don't want to alarm you but this is too good not to tell you..] my word verification below right this instant is "AMPUTO". I swear it. Cross my heart....hope to cry..stick a needle in my eye.. here I go, to type AMPUTO.


April Isaacs said...

Wow!! I can't say I am jealous of your battle scars.

Have a very restful weekend!


Hope it makes you feel better- my word verification is chablea.

Heidi @ GGIP said...

I guess it was a little understated that it is "smart" to get ye to the dr.

I've also noticed that the word verifications are getting to be more like actual words. Mine is mingsa. Much easier to type than the random ones!

My Little Nest said...

Yikes, that's quite a list. Let the little gal know Aunt, Uncle and cousins are thinking of her!

Brittany Ray said...

Hi Gang,

We are sorry to hear about Ladybug's accident. Hopefully she's doing OK. We love the crazy hair pictures. I have to say how much I am able to relate to a previous post about being so scattered. I too cannot keep up with appointment times and schedules for all the kids. We have been thinking of you often. Hopefully Aidan's appointments went well. Bayley sends a kiss for her.

Take care,

Aus said...

Somehow I just don't thing that you are done yet!

Child #4 (from Korea) has 'joint issues' including being double jointed about everywhere. On the last trip to the ER for her (a third trip for 'nursemaids elbow') the ER staff notified children's protective at our local PD (I work with them about every day professionally), suspecting abuse. We all ended up having a good laugh and the nurse did a GREAT 'forensic interview' of our then 5 year old daughter! The doctor showed us how to 're-align' the elbow our selves to save us a drive across town next time - and they still tease me at work about the time.

We could cover them with bubble wrap - but they just wouldn't experience much!

Hope that it doesnt' hurt too much - and love the color!

aus and family

Chapter Two Manmi said...

Oh my! I hope everyone is settling down. I'd be "done" too.

julie said...

Well, at least the cast is that pretty blue color.

I hate it when things like that happen.