Monday, September 21, 2009
I Have been prepared for this for years
Nature Girl, my whirling dervish daredevil child broke her first and second bones today. Three times I told her not to climb the maple wearing a long cape, and three times after I went back inside she climbed back up with the cape still on.
"I was being an elf!" she maintains.
She didn't fall far - only 2-3 metres - but it was enough.
A broken wrist and elbow. She's in the stretchy temporary cast for a week til the swelling goes down. Then the ortho will put her in a regular rigid cast for eight weeks.
We contacted her dance school to see if she can transfer from Acrobatics to musical theatre for the year.
She was quite pitiful until the cast went on, and unfortunately I had to cut the sleeve on her chinese dress to get her out of it (repairs will be made). She's pretty tired in this picture, but she's already planning the doodles on her real cast!
The hospital staff was great. Her nurse said "I'd tell you not to climb that tree again, but I loved climbing trees when I was your age too! Her doctor was great, his daughter is in the same Acrobatics class, and he just built her a tree house 20 feet up in one of their trees.
Posted by Kerry at Monday, September 21, 2009