Abby came home from her friend's birthday party on Wednesday with an ice bag on her wrist. She said that she had fallen backwords and had tried to break her fall. As a good Dad and Nurse (Durse?), I comforted her and gave her another ice bag and some ibuprofin...Same thing on Thursday...Monica did the same thing on Friday...On Saturday, her wrist still hurt. We decided to take her to Urgent Care Saturday morning to get some X-rays and sure enough, the little stinker, 8, had broken a bone for the 4th time! It always amazes me how tough Abby can be through sickness and pain (though it's a very different story when a friend a school hurts her feelings).
She's doing great. The nurse put her arm in a splint and we expect she'll be put in a cast soon. She's enjoying the attention at home and at school I'm sure. As usual, she continues to have a glowing energy that always lights up the room, even when she's broken.
Update: All went well with the cast (pink of course). She had it cut off 5 weeks later and now is looking forward to getting the next one.
Monday, December 16, 2013
Caleb played Pony-league for the Mead Bombers this spring. It's been a much different season than last year. Last year's team was the best in the area, but it wasn't the type of enviroment that we were prepared for, nor did he enjoy it that much. The coaches, parents, and players took the sport much more serious than Caleb or any of us did. We found a new team this year that isn't near as good, in fact they have only won a handful of games, but Caleb has really enjoyed the season. And he's improved a ton, which has been fun to watch. With every good hit or good play, his confidence and smile seem to grow.