Monday, August 10, 2009

Sunday morning adventure

Remember when Emily fell off the couch on Tuesday and kept favoring her left shoulder? She slipped and fell on some wet tile again on Saturday morning. On Saturday night I noticed some yellowish-greenish bruising on top of her left shoulder. Both of Austin's parents correctly diagnosed the problem. So on Sunday morning instead of heading to church I packed up the kids and headed to Urgent Care in Cedar Falls. We spent a quality 2 hours there that included a nursing, two diaper changes for each kid, waiting for the X-ray tech to arrive and spending 20 minutes in the hallway during a severe storm warning. Thankfully, both kids were extremely well-behaved the whole time. Emily cried whenever any medical personnel touched her (including taking her temp and standing on the scale), but that was it. The X-ray revealed a clean break of Emily's left collarbone. It's lined up straight for healing, so we were sent home with a brace Emily has to wear for a month. Yeah--that sounds like fun. This is how Emily felt about it...

We've had a couple meltdowns already and I'm sure there are more to come. She takes it off and hides it, but then tells us where it is as soon as we ask. It has been found in the wastebasket, laundry basket and in a box of books. If anyone has any ideas of how to make her keep it on I'd love to hear them. We're going to stop by the doctor's office again this week to make sure it's on right.

2 comments:

Heather's Henhouse said...

Oh no.. that's not fun. Hopefully all heals soon and she's back to feeling better!

Uuhh...What? said...

Poor kid. We'll try to make her feel special that she gets to wear the wings when she's here this weekend. Can't wait to see you!