Wednesday, April 22, 2009

This is A First

So, this is a first in our family. This is the first broken bone on Josh's side and the first of the grand kids on my side. On Saturday Abby fell off our deck on a little kid bike and broke both of her forearm bones. (our deck isn't even 2 feet off the ground... and we were outside with her) She had a huge bloody front lip and I thought that is why she was crying so much. I couldn't get her to stop crying for a while and then she was SO fussy the rest of the night and waking up through her sleep crying. The next day I noticed she wasn't using her left arm and would cry every time she was bumped or fell. That wasn't like her because she is usually so tough anytime anything happens to her. So Monday we took her to her pediatrician who had us go get Xrays... and we found out she actually broke the bones. We were shocked. She really was such a trooper through it all. She got this splint on until they were able to cast it. They kept the cast white because they said adding more to it with a colored one will add more weight and her little 20 pound body doesn't need to be carrying any more weight.

Here she is showing off her splint - which she kept trying to take off.

She loves her daddy - giving him kisses over and over.

I don't know if you click on this picture to make it larger if you can actually see the breaks or not.... I don't have a scanner, so taking a picture of an xray is not the easiest.

My white cast, that will probably soon be brown from playing outside!

"So, now what do I do to get up on this chair?"

I can't believe how much she looks like me in this picture! (finally)

You can't see the break in this picture, but I thought it looked neat.

So, since little ones heal so quickly she will have another Xray next week and may be able to get it off already. If not, they said probably 2 weeks at the longest.... I'm hoping it will be off before little one arrives!


Mari Fontana said...

Awwww. Figures though it's the princess who broke her arm and not the big brother. If it's anything like it is here the girls are just as rough and tough as the boys and just as likely if not more so to get hurt.

Anonymous said...

I cant believe it! Thank god they heal so quickly! She is completely looking like you...its nuts! I wonder who my little one will look like-only 11 more weeks for me. HOORAY!

Hope your feeling well! cant wait to see you all in july.

Christy said...

SA, Oh my word! she really looks like you! YAY! wow, it was so undeniable in that picture. Before I read the comment below it, I said it out loud to my computer! She is so sweet! I can't wait to see her and hug and kiss her! oh onto kissing, i love the picture of Josh and Abby... that one is a keeper! Men and their little girls... it is so sweet and sickening at the same time! It makes me sick, because they are so wrapped up in those girlie girls! ha! Love you, I'll try calling again when I pick up Eli. Love you!