Wednesday, September 10, 2008
MILKSHAKE NOT MEDICINE
"Surely, a nice chocolate milkshake and a little rest will cure this owie." Moms usually know best. Sometimes they don't get it right the first time. About an hour after the milkshake, Laurel was still complaining convincingly that her arm hurt. Impressed by Laurel's theatrics in the past, Maren couldn't be sure that this was serious. Yet, she decided to let a professional take a look. The pediatrician said that Laurel probably had a very common elbow fracture and would need to be seen by a bone doctor. The crew headed across town, braved the post hurricane traffic, and endured the rest of the process. A few x-rays and a doctor-visit later, Laurel was suited up with her very first hard splint and sling. She's handling it okay, despite not being able to do much on her new violin. She's looking forward to showing her teacher at school when she finally gets to go back.