Friday, August 18, 2006

Ulna: a long bone, prismatic in form, placed at the medial side of the forearm, parallel with the radius

They’re four years old and, despite being somewhat rambunctious, thrill-seeking, stunt-girls, we’ve never had a broken bone...

Until now...

The Peanut Butter broke her arm yesterday while at Grandma’s house.

How you ask? Well, she was standing on a toy, a toy mind you that she has been told many, many times before not to stand on, when she fell off and used her arm to break the fall. (btw, the toy was in the trash when I dropped them off at Grandma’s house this morning)

The culprit? A Little Tykes Classic Alligator Teeter Totter...

She broke it in two places; the radius and the ulna.

Now, some of you may be asking yourself if she cried and screamed...

Only when she first broke it.

After that, she was mommy and daddy’s little trooper (or maybe mommy and daddy’s little Navy Seal would be a more apt description). She did not scream, she did not cry.

At all.

Not when she had the X-Ray done...

Not when she had the full-arm cast put on...

She was an absolute rock.

She’ll be in the full-arm cast for 4 weeks and then a short-arm cast for 2. So, this means she’ll miss her last swimming class and she will not be able to start dance in 2 weeks...

But at least she, with her seizure disorder, didn’t hit her head, as that could have been disastrous.

So we say thanks for littler things...

And in case you’re wondering what color her cast is, she made Daddy proud when, upon being asked by the Doctor what color she wanted, she responded with an enthusiastic (and unprovoked) ‘Cardinals red!’

That’s my girl...

7 comments:

MetroDad said...

Awww...poor Peanut Butter. Sorry to hear that, Kemp! Hope she gets better soon! (Hope the Cardinals get better soon too!)

Lumpyheadsmom said...

Aw, man. Poor thing.

UpsideUp said...

so sorry for the little peanut butter. but i'm proud of her that she was so brave. my girls turn 4 tomorrow and we have yet (knock knock) to earn the "broken bones" badge. though we have earned our "stitches" badge.

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

That sucks - but at least she understands what is important when you break a bone.

Becky said...

Owwww.

samantha Jo Campen said...

Such a brave girl! If you can, be sure to keep those casts. One, because you'll be amazed at how small her arm was, and two, it's a good prop for storytelling. My husband broke his hand last year and busts out the old cast whenever he can. And he chose a new color every time! (He's 30, BTW)

Glad she's doing well. And watch out, those casts hurt when you get whacked with them!

Mom at Work said...

What a great kid. And they heal fast. Have you considered that this may give her super pitching abilities a la rookie of the year.