Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Anyway, I sat for less than 10 minutes when the phone rang - the school nurse! Marlie had fallen on the playground and was complaining her arm hurt. The nurse seemed to think she was fine and able to go back to class - I asked which arm and found out it was the one she broke last summer. I asked to speak to Marlie and within 30 seconds I knew she didn't sound right. I got the nurse on the phone and told her I would be there in 10 minutes. I picked her up and we went straight for an X-ray - oh yea, broken arm! Same arm, different spot!
So now we have a soft cast on it and managed to get squeezed in at the orthopedist tomorrow to find out if we need a hard cast and if so, for how long.
She is actually doing great - just some obvious pain. She instantly remembered how to deal with one arm - bath time rolled around and she said "we need a trash bag Mom" and then was rifling on my desk. When I asked her what she was doing she said "remember, when we put the bag on we need to to clip it". Wow - it breaks my heart that she has to go through this again - she even remembered what jammies would fit over a cast better!
We will see what the orthopedist says tomorrow - if I am alive - 3 kids out of the house and to the doc by 7:30am - may some force of peace be with me!
The stats now - everyone is done with steroids and breathing treatments - Marlie has antibiotics for her ear infection and Ibuprofen for her arm. And here's hoping that Evan makes it out unscathed!!
Posted by JEN