Okay, so Emmalee's elbow is really just fractured, but fracture didn't go with the alliteration element I was trying to achieve-I am sure it is an English teacher thing. Nonetheless, it took Emmalee all of 17 days of school to get her first big-time injury. It happened, of course, on the dreaded monkey bars. After receiving two phone calls from her teacher, I picked her up and headed out to the hospital for some x-rays. The first showed something in her elbow, but subsequent films were clear. She wore a splint all weekend and received the okay on Monday to go back to t-ball. My mother's intuition told me (along with the simple fact that she refused to straighten her arm and cried if we tried to make her do so) something more was wrong. After a quick call to the pediatrician's office, we headed that way for a check up there. He then sent us to an orthopaedic surgeon at Children's Mercy, who declared it fractured. She is sporting a sparkly purple waterproof cast and seems completely unaffected by the whole ordeal.
Here she is before school the day of the accident. We actually took a picture of her every day of summer school, so this was just a coincidence we would actually have before and after pictures!
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Posted by O'Dell Girls at 1:41 PM