Friday, May 21, 2010

Hallie's arm

Well, it's finally happened. I've been waiting for the day the school called me to say one of my kids hurt themselves and I need to come get them right away. It's happened before, but just for a smashed finger or scraped knee. But this time was different.

I had taken cupcakes to Hallie's class for her teacher's birthday. I left about 2:00, came home and put Clara down for a nap when I got the call. So we loaded back up and went back to the school. Hallie was swinging on the monkey bars. She's really good and was even skipping bars when she lost her grip and fell, breaking the fall with her right arm.

So as soon as dad got home we headed to Urgent Care. They did an x-ray and I could see the break right away. The worst part of the whole experience was the shot. I had promised Hallie no shots because she's all up to date on her immunizations and I didn't think they'd give pain medicine in a shot. But they did. She kicked and screamed "you promised!" the whole time. They even had to bring in an extra nurse to hold down her legs while I held her upper body. It completely broke my heart. After all, I had promised her. But the medicine started working quickly and I was soon forgiven. The doctor put a temporary splint on and sent us home.

This morning I took her to an orthopedic doctor and they put on a real cast. She was so brave. They didn't need to set it, but they did make it tight on her wrist which was pretty painful. But now she's home resting. It should only get better from here!


Rach said...

Awwww! Poor Hallie! Nothing worse than having to hold your baby down for the doctor!

The Van Fam said...

I am so waiting for that call. So far it hasn't happened yet. Hope she is feeling better.

Katie Miller said...

I can't believe how big your kids are! And I'm not sure I even knew you had a fourth! Life is crazy! We are back in UT so if you ever come this way let us know! :)