"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be." - Shel Silverstein

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Bummer!

UPDATED AT END OF POST


ORIGINAL POST:

Well folks, Marissa had her first non-pre-existing medical condition related trip to Urgent Care last night (does that make any sense at all?). She was running here in the house and somehow her feet came out from under her and she fell hard on her right arm. She either fell with her wrist bent back or underneath. The x-rays showed she has a couple of "buckle" fractures in her wrist. Her shoulder and elbow did not appear to have any damage to them.

They put a splint on her, gave her Motrin and sent her home with instructions to keep her on Motrin and call the orthopedic doctor this morning. We have an appointment to see him this afternoon around 4:00.

The good news is that she is really acting like her normal self this morning. Even after we got to the clinic last night, she seemed to be in pretty high spirits. There were several other families with small children in the waiting room and Marissa took great pleasure in saying "hi" to all of them, smiling and waving. It was actually really cute. She started out saying "Hi you, Hi you!" then she started saying "Hiya boy, Hiya girl!".

She had a really good night and slept comfortably the whole time, which is more than I can say for myself. But that is a whole other post. I was a little concerned because she loves to sleep on her tummy. Really, it's more like sleeping on her face, but that is a whole other post too. : ) But she slept on her left side with her arm propped up by a teddy bear or on her back the whole night, which I am very pleased about.

I'll try to update everyone once we know what the ortho has to say. Please pray for my girl and her comfort as well as praying that it is not too complicated to fix. Thanks friends!

Being her usual smiley self!


Chillin' with Daddy. He is working from home today. She is actually asking to take the splint off. Surprisingly, she has only asked this a couple of times!

Dancing!

This girl is unstoppable!


Slingin' it!


UPDATE:

So, after waiting 2 1/2 hours, the doc came in, said he looked at the x-rays and told us she would need a cast. It was all over in ten minutes! All that waiting~UGH! He said he was originally going to give her a cast that came half way up her arm, but then he said due to her size, she would need one that goes above the elbow. Otherwise, she might slip out of it, which we definitely do not want! But overall, it was a good experience as they did not even have to set the bone. Woo Hoo! She will get the cast off April 29th.

She was a trooper the whole time. She cried, of course, when they were casting her but she has acted no different than she ever does since leaving the doc's office. See?







Stop taking pictures of me already!

20 comments:

Michelle and Sean said...

Oh no!!! Poor girl! I'm glad she is in good spirits about it. This is just what you need!

I will be praying that things go well with ortho today. I will look for your update!!

Nana and PaPa said...

She is such a trooper! I'll be anxious to hear the outcome. Hang in there guys. Special hugs and kisses from Nana & PaPa..:-)

Sherry C said...

oh that is a bummer!!! So glad to see it's not getting her down.

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Oh my gosh, Marissa! I hope the ortho guy today has good news. Poor baby .... ((hugs))

The VW's said...

Poor sweet girl! You are so brave and such a happy girl! Praying this will be an easy fix! HUGS!!!

DU's Place said...

Thinking of you!

Lacey said...

Oh no! Why do our kids literally get everything? I think thats the kind of break Tanner had, I think they just set it and he was good to go!

DevonLeah said...

Geesh!! that stink....and she still was able to smile today??? SHe is amazing.....

Michelle said...

Glad to hear and see she is doing ok. I was worried she wouldn't be sleeping last night. Thank God for that!

Love you guys,
Auntie Chelle

Colleen said...

Oh Rissa Roo, I love your cast! I will be sure to show Autumn (Isaac's sis). She had a purple cast when she broke her wrist too. Good choice!

John and Jenna Gensic said...

Oh no! Wow, well she sure looks good in that purple cast though! What a trooper!

Jenna

Michelle and Sean said...

Oh I'm glad she did well and doesn't pay much attention to it! The purple looks great! I'll be praying everything heals well and quickly!

Nana and PaPa said...

OK...she's obviously doing well and handling the extra "stuff" of the cast. Am I surprised? No...lol Love you guys. Hope she continues to improve.
Love,
Nana & PaPa

Sherry C said...

great update, but April 29th wow that is a long time for her hopefully it will sail by.

Team Carter Jay said...

I'm so glad that the appointment went well. She looks so darling with that big ole' cast on.

Christine said...

WOW! I'm behind on my blogging and reading. Poor girl! Sad to hear that she had this accident but am glad to hear that she's in good spirits- a sure sign that things are going in the right direction.

Faith said...

Oh no!!!! Poor girl! (Although it does look like she is hammin' it up- as SHE SHOULD!!!) Isn't it funny how if in a typical child reading experience this might have been your first hospital experience other than the day of her birth? You've had so much practice I am sure you handled this with grace!

Hope our little munchkin heals fast!!! (And forgive me for thinking about how the wheels must be turning in that head of hers of hwo she cna use that cast as a weapon...something tells me you've alreayd found that one out!)

Much Love and Happy Easter!

Jen :)

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

That last picture is hilarious - she is clearly DONE smiling for the camera! What great news that it just needed to be casted. And purple, at thast! :)

The VW's said...

What a big girl! Looks like NOTHING slows her down! Glad it will be off by the end of the month! Hugs!!!

Myssie said...

What a total bummer! but I like her purple cast!! I hope she is tolerating it okay.