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.

5 comments:

Heather said...

Poor thing! What did she do?

Maren said...

She fell on her arm at the mall playland.

Cathi said...

Oh no! I was hoping it was just going to be a bad bruise or something - poor Laurel!

Stacy Hutchinson said...

I had a feeling it would be serious with the way she was screaming. It's so hard to know when it's serious or not, so it's good that you got it checked out. How long does she have to wear the sling?

jessica said...

poor girlie. at least it happened AFTER you got electricity back and have a nice cool house again. those mall play lands are killer.