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.
Not the best picture, but she got what is called a colles fracture – when the arm breaks right where it meets the wrist.
Hannah and I spent about 6.5 hours at the ER on Friday.
She was a trooper though.
A nurse brought her a stuffed elephant and these:
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!