Friday, May 18, 2007
Yup, it was broken. Not badly, which is why we didn't make a big deal and run to the ER, but after a couple days the parental "maybe something is wrong" instinct kicked in, so The Hermit brought her to the doctor today. Her young bones are still flexible enough that, while the radius and ulna didn't break outright, they did bend a bit. Enough to put her in a cast for 4 weeks.
A little history: Monday evening, she and Calvin were riding their bikes home from their friends' house 3/4 mile up the road. This is a road that sees very little traffic, so I have no qualms about letting them ride that far. There is a bit of a hill on the way back, and apparently Starflower lost control and wiped out. I was in the cook shed when she came in with skinned knees and swelling wrist. I fixed the knees, The Hermit and I looked at the wrist, decided there was no obvious fracture or immense pain, so we decided to wait and see. Parental medical triage is something they don't tell you about when you have kids, and you never quite master it.
I was really hoping nothing was broken, because this girl likes to swim, and the swimming season is just beginning around here. But there should be plenty of swimming left in mid June, when hopefully it comes off. Piano recital is definitely out, however.
She's taking it pretty well. She's had us sign it already, and she did some more decorating. But there's already the itching. Any ideas/hints?
In other news, Calvin informed me he's decided to play saxophone in band next year. The only decision left is tenor or alto. I'm all for whichever he chooses! Being a former band geek myself, I am happy he has an interest! Now to design a soundproof practice area...