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Monday, October 27, 2008


So today after piano I stopped by the post office to mail our homeschool year-end reviews. It seems the first set never got there. Good that I make copies before I mail them, as they are threatening to put me on a one year probation. Like they don't have bigger fish to fry...but anyway, $5 later it's sent again.
So then we dropped by a friend's house to give her her Renaissance Faire tickets and pick up her money. We had a few minutes so we stayed and visited. It seemed like forever since we'd just chatted. We ended up staying longer than I'd planned since the kids were having a good time. But once I talked to my husband, who was just this side of calling out the national guard to find us, we went home.
After dinner, I told Mimi and Scott that they could not go out and enjoy the fire pit and roast marshmallows until they finished their Precept work. That was when Mimi came to me with tears in her eyes to say that her arm hurt and she couldn't write. She told me that while the kids were jumping on the trampoline, her brother collided mid jump with her arm that was extended low on the trampoline (she was doing a "seat-drop"), and it had hurt ever since, but she didn't want to tell me. She is a bit of a, well, hypochondriac, so I didn't know what to do. I took her arm in my hands and felt the bones, and she cried out in pain and burst into tears. So I wrote her answers for her, and then we went out to the fire so I could discuss it with her daddy. We were both at a loss. It wasn't swollen, and she could wiggle her fingers. It did seem a bit bowed to me, but then you have to wonder if you are just seeing what has always been there, but you've never noticed before.
In the end, our deductible is met, and while this might have a separate charge, I felt like kids, with all the growing they still have to do, deserve to have things checked out. SO off to the urgent care center we went.
I LOVE Riverside. There is NEVER anyone there. We walked right in. They were so kind, and really took care of her and put to rest her fears. They took all her vitals and then of course did x-rays. I was shocked, but her arm IS broken. Really broken! Not out of place, scary broken, but she broke one of her two forearm bones (the bottom one....yes, I could google it to see which one that is, but you get the idea). It's cracked 3/4 of the way through, so they put a temporary cast on to hold it in place so she doesn't snap it completely. We have to see an orthopedic doctor tomorrow to get it in a real cast.
SO, pray for my little Mimi. She's a bit wigged-out to learn it's broke. And if you are reading this and are a friend, I may beg you to watch my other kids tomorrow while I take Mimi to see the specialist. I can't set up the appt. until the morning.
And, lest my friend with the trampoline is reading this, I know accidents happen. I'll be talking to my kids about how only one person should be on the trampoline at a time, but hey, some lessons they have to learn by doing.
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Tree Climbing Mom said...

Poor Mimi! One more war story for the years to come:)

crispy said...

Poor thing...good thing you took her in.

Tiffany said...

This was big news with the kids today. Word has spread all over the county that Mimi has broken her arm. Hannah thinks it's really cool that it was her right arm and so she can't do school for 6 weeks. I told her that I bet Ms. Amy could get around that.

Steph said...

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We are so sorry! We love you Mimi!