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Monday, October 19, 2009

She's Done It Again!

Just about two years ago Chloe broke her wrist by falling off the couch in our living room.  Who knew sitting on the sofa (or wrestling on it) could be so dangerous?  Apparently, I didn't blog much about it, just giving it a tiny mention at the end of this post, but here is a picture of her back then:



It was her right wrist, so it made the little artist struggle a bit to draw, but she somehow managed.  I don't think she's able to give it up.  I remember she even made a very noble effort to use her left hand to draw with, but eventually managed to figure it all out with the splint (it was what is called a "buckle fracture" so they don't cast it, just a splint for about 4 weeks is all).

Well, in the words of the doctor who read her x-rays on Friday, "She's done it again."

I was in the grocery store on Friday afternoon, picking up a few things with my mom (actually, a lot more than just a few things) when the elementary school called me.  They weren't really alarmed or worried, it was more of a heads up kind of call, but they told me that Chloe had fallen off the monkey bars at recess and had been to the office twice now to pick up an ice pack for her wrist.  I guess she had fallen at an earlier recess, made it through lunch and a lot of classwork with minimal complaint, but she did tell her teacher it hurt which is why she came for the ice packs.

Anyway, I asked which wrist it was, and when they told me it was her right wrist, I had no doubt that she had broken it again.  Chloe has quite a high tolerance for pain and if she complains at all about such things, I worry.  So, I told the school that I was at the grocery store and that I would hurry and finish up and then come pick her up so I could take her into the Urgent Care.

A half-hour later she was getting the x-rays that confirmed another buckle fracture.  And, as far as I can tell from comparing the x-rays from January 2008, it is in the exact same spot, but I'm no expert, either.

She's doing well, and already making sure that she can draw, although it's still painful if she uses her right hand too much.  Not to mention the fact that she gets frustrated because her pictures aren't as well-executed as she would prefer them to be.

I just wish she wouldn't break her wrist in the winter time.  It isn't easy to get coats and turtlenecks over that splint!  So, Chloe, next time (if there must be a next time), please fall off of couches or monkey bars or anything else in the summertime.

24 comments :

  1. Ah,nuts! Last night my Little Guy was being silly and had something fall on him and split open his lip. Now I'm worried that people at school will think we socked it to him.

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  2. Will breaks his collar bone alot! I just let him room with no shirt on if he is at home.

    Poor girl that seems painful. Good luck these next four weeks getting her clothes on and off. I hope she can resume her drawing as soon as possible! I have a son who draws all day everyday! I personally love it! As I am sure you love her artwork!

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  3. Ouch! Hope she has a speedy recovery.

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  4. Well, if we get to pick....

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  5. One of my lil' dudes just got a cast off for breaking his arm on the monkey bars. I'm starting to wonder if there's a conspiracy between the elementary schools and the instacare.

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  6. Oh darn - Knock on Wood! Good luck with the coats - hope she heals quickly!

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  7. Oh no! Poor kid! Hope it heals up quickly!!

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  8. That is no fun for her or you. I hope that she heals quickly and doesn't cause you to worry to much. Kids don't tend to slow down (brake or no brake) and that always causes moms stress. I hope she feels great soon, and that there are no more broken wrists.

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  9. At least it wasn't your fault ;)

    Auralee was still my crazy girl with her cast on, but luckily it was her left arm so her art didn't suffer :)

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  10. Poor Chloe. Hope it heals quickly.

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  11. My goodness, poor Chloe. I'm so glad she wasn't too beside herself with the pain. I hope she heals fast!

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  12. My daughter got two buckle fractures in a row too. Broken wrist, both times. Go figure.

    I hope she's better soon.
    The Princess turned her cast into a full-on-pity-party. She LOVED all the attention!

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  13. Poor girl! What a tough young lady though. I wouldn't want to wrestle with her for sure. Make her some cookies, they always make me feel better.

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  14. I'm sorry! Poor critter! That's no fun to do once, let alone twice. I'm glad it wasn't worse.

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  15. what a bummer! poor chloe. :(

    oh, we've had our pictures for a few weeks now, and we LOVE how they turned out. thanks again... sorry, i haven't thanked you sooner.

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  16. Poor thing! My son broke his arm on the monkey bars at school too. The doctor and the school both said they see more injuries from the monkey bars than anything. I wonder, then, why do they still put them up at school?

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  17. I have a brother who for a while during his teen years broke and split and cracked everything up that you can imagine. I think he had a mishap about every year or so for about 6 years. After about the second or third time, every time we'd hear a siren, we'd all seriouly get scared and ask "where'e Brian?" and pray that it wasn't him this time... I hope that this mishap will be the last one for a long long while for your little ones! Get well soon, Chloe!
    :~D

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  18. Ouch! Poor girl. Sure hope she makes a speedy recovery and that she is much more careful from now on.

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  19. Oh dear! Poor thing. I've been fortunate enough not to have to deal with anything broken yet. Poor kid, hope she heals fast!

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  20. I have a nephew who broke his thigh bone falling off of the couch. Hm. I think my kids will sit on the floor from now on.

    I hope your sweet girl feels better soon!

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  21. Sweet Chloe! I can't believe she broke it again. You are right about the winter/summer thing though. When Kanoa broke his elbow last november, he wore his coat like a cardigan.

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  22. Ugh! I hope it heals quickly. (Do you have an Urgent Care in your town, or do you have to travel?)

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  23. Poor thing! I hope she's feeling okay, and that she mends up super-fast!

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