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Thursday, July 11, 2013

An unexpected visit

Saturday, as the last guests were leaving our house, the Noodle and a friend from church were playing outside in a wagon.  He was pulling her around as she laughed and encouraged him to go "faster, faster".  You know this can't end well.....

All was good until they turned a corner.  Out tumbled the Noodle.  Right onto her arm.  Ouch.

We gave it a little time to see if it was just the shock/scare of falling out, but after about 15 minutes, it didn't appear that this was something that would be fixed by kisses and cuddles.  Thank goodness our friend's mother is a PT and is used to dealing with various ortho issues!  She confirmed that probably our best bet would be to head to the ER............
So, Saturday night was spent calmly in our local ER.  Thankfully they have a peds side, so it really wasn't too bad (if you have to spend time in an ER).  It was early enough that things were still quite and uneventful.  The highlight was being able to watch Disney on the TV while waiting.  Small pleasures :)  We left with a bright purple splint and instructions to see the doctor on Monday.
Prognosis?  Probably a fracture of the growth plate of the right wrist.  She gets to wear a cast for 2 weeks and then we go back to determine if it can come off or if she has to wear it for another 2 weeks.  Already the Noodle says it feels better, "like just maybe a 1!", and she's certainly acting like it doesn't bother her.  Not exactly what we had expected for July, but it could have been so much worse! 

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