Thursday, December 22, 2011

hannah broke her arm!

Last Friday, about 5 minutes from the end of the last recess of the last day before Christmas break, Hannah slipped from the monkey bars and landed on her hand. 

The result:

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Not the best picture, but she got what is called a colles fracture – when the arm breaks right where it meets the wrist. 

Major ouch.

Hannah and I spent about 6.5 hours at the ER on Friday. 

Super fun.

She was a trooper though.

A nurse brought her a stuffed elephant and these:

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The worst parts for me was when I picked her up at school and felt her arm through her sweat shirt and realized it was not the normal shape it should be, when I called my husband to tell him we were on our way to the ER, and when I had to watch the doctor put her bones back in place (which Hannah was not awake for). 

I think Hannah’s worst parts were the pain from the break and having to get an IV.  She did not like that one bit! 

Her arm is in a splint for 2-3 weeks then we will move to a regular cast. 

Hannah is thinking pink is a good cast color. 

And we definitely won’t let this dampen our holidays!

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14 comments:

Three Js said...

Wow, I love that last pic. What a beautiful dress! Kids heal quickly, and I'm sure she'll be back to her normal activities in no time at all. What a trooper! Still I can only imagine how scary that phone call from the school must have been :0

Sherrie said...

Aww, poor thing! I hope and pray that it heals beautifully and that it doesn't dampen her spirit or will! Merry Christmas!

Kaci said...

Oh no Hannah!! That's not good, poor thing. :( Santa needs to bring her an extra special boo boo gift. XOXO

Brian Miller said...

oh no...yeah hope it heals well...know it will and hope she and all of you still have a great christmas...nice hit on the chocolate band aids...

Pinkie said...

Oh my gosh that looks painful. Poor Hannah! I hope it doesn't bother her too much.

Connie said...

I still can't believe that happened! What a bummer.

Glad she's handling it well.

Trac~ said...

Awww.. bless her heart. What an awful way to start her Christmas break! Glad she's feeling better now! Merry Christmas my friend! :) xoxoxo

Queenie Jeannie said...

Oh ouchie ouch!!!!! Poor thing! I hope the pain isn't going to be bad while you wait for a cast. I wonder why they're waiting??? I hope you all have a super Christmas!!!

Alexis Peloquin said...

Oh Sweetie!! What a thing to happen :(. I so agree Pink will be the best!

Rachael Heiner said...

This is so scary! I'm glad she's okay, and it seemed from the pictures on FB that she did SO well at the hospital! I hope it heals aok.

hotpants™ said...

I cringed when I saw the pic on FB. I know that hurt!

Brittany and Charlie-Social Butterfly said...

Ah so sorry! But she still looks beautiful in her dress:)

James (SeattleDad) said...

Oh, that looks painful. I hope that by now she is doing much better.

Bliss said...

she is such a brave girl. AND you are such a brave mom.