Tuesday, October 7, 2008

A School Chair Did That?

A the end of school today Drama Queen came home with a very sad face.
Q: So what happened that your face is so sad?
DQ: Nothing mom..... (still a very pouty face).
Q: Are you sure.....?
DQ: Well a chair fell on my hand and it kinda hurts.
Q: Let me see.
Ouch!!!Her little pinky is all swollen. So I start looking at it and poking around but it looks bad. As a Mom I like to err on the side of caution so we are off to KidsCare for a check and the wait.
Q: So what really happened honey?
DQ: I was holding Bob's feet so he could be a wagon and I tripped on the projector, fell into my desk and knocked my chair off my desk and it landed on my hand.
Q: That would do it! So you were goofing off?
DQ: Not really Mom, just waiting for school to end.
Q: Wow!

Here she is having her X-ray's done. What a trooper, it hurt but she was real strong!

Results come back and she has fractured her pinky just below the knuckle. Due to the growth plate we need to go see an Orthopedic Surgeon to set the cast just right.

Drama Queen with our cute Doctor. She was so fun and so happy to be on our Blog.

Thank you Dr. Strasser!!After she got all casted with a temporary cast we decided that a sling would help. She of course picked a fun Snoopy one. She was again very brave with it all!
Drama Queen all medicated for the pain and set in her bed for the night. She was read to and kissed and loved up so she did not feel bad about it all.

Sweet-Boy making sure she is alright for the night.

Drama Queen is the first kid to break a bone in our family. It think that is really great after ten years and all the things that we have done. Who would have thought that a school chair could cause so much damage....?

Side note: As a Mom I have slipped into this whole "Mom is bad" standing with my daughter. It has been really hard all week with her, she does not want to be with me and most nights we are done speaking to each other by 7pm. Needless to say it has already been a hard week. When we were waiting her dad was on the way and I asked her twice if she wanted him to stay. She asked for me, "cause Mom, this is more your thing." So I stayed with her and loved it. We talked, we hugged, it was my sweet little girl again. When we got home I talked to her about what she might expect, if she had pain in the night to come to me, that we will take the morning as it comes and see how she is doing. At the end she asked me if I was mad?

Q: "No of course not, you are more important to me then anything. All we have is our family. Besides we got to spend some time together and that was fun, right."

DQ: "Yeah Mom, it was a good night and I liked spending time with you, by the way, I love you Mom."

Tonite I am going to bed with a smile on my face and a renewed sense of my role in my daughters life. I know that we will still have times where communication is in grunts, but below all that I know that she still needs me and that she does still love me, even through the sneering look. I guess today I am glad for a falling school chair.


Mrs. X said...

Awww...who knew fracturing a pinky could turn into such a great bonding experience!? Hope she heals straight and feels better soon!

Elena said...

OUCH! I broke my pinky when I was 11. I feel her pain. I fell off a scooter and had to walk home. When I got there, my mom was gone shopping and I was SO mad at her for not being there right at the moment I needed her most. But she made it all better when she got home and loved me up. So sweet that you were able to love your baby too. Hopfully she won't have to have surgery. Keep us posted.

Pennies In My Pocket said...

Just wait until she's older, on her own and has a family...you will be her BEST friend, no doubt. That's what happened when I grew up. ;-)

I love being able to go to bed with a smile on my face...I hope you have wonderful dreams of your precious DQ. ;-)


btw, awesome comment on my confession post. Thanks!

Heather said...

Jeez, you are making me cry over here.

Sometimes God knows when you need a "break", huh? Too bad it came with pain, but obviously you and your daughter to experience this together.

I LOVE that you took pictures throughout the whole thing! You are so my kind of gal!

"The Queen in Residence" said...

I was so worried and I think that they were thinking that I was collecting evidence for my lawsuit. I just wanted to capture the moment and once they knew that I work for the same company, like I am going to sue my employer, they all relaxd and had fun.

EmmaP said...

well then, i guess it was meant to be that she broke her pinky! I have broken at least 3 fingers and 3 toes. You don't realize how much each finger/toe is dependant on the other until you break one. ouch. anyway - i love all of the hoopla, that bandaging, the sling...perfect for a Drama Queen. Looks like her wrap is straight from the burn unit! hahaha!

Michelle said...

She looks awful chipper for having broken a bone! What a trooper!

Oh, and her hand x-ray could definitely double as Halloween decorations!

AND, thanks for stopping by on your BATW layover. Come back and visit any time you want!

This Mom said...

Aren't you glad you had your camera to document the event. Unlike me.

Thanks for coming by today.

Yes it is Gardner Village, IT is really fun this time of year. I went online and printed out a witch scavenger hunt and when you are done you take it to the bakery for 25 cent cookies.

Jennifer P. said...

What a sad thing with such a happy ending ;)! my Ethan broke his arm when he was 6 and still talks about how much fun it was when we went to the hospital together! I guess kids just sense when they're getting 110% of us! Thanks for reminding me to just stop and love more :)

Hope Drama Daughter heals quickly!

Gina said...

Ugh, I am so late for you BATW spotlight! But I'm here- better late than never, right?
You have some super cutie kids. Too bad about DQ's cute little finger. But you made it longer than we did. We only made it 8 or 9 years before our eldest cracked his collar bone.

Debbie said...

Wow...that is a perfect example of lemons being turned into lemonade! I love it, and it made me well up because I am yet again reminded at how fast our kids grow up and how much I just want them to stay small. However, what a great reminder to you that your baby girl will ALWAYS need you.

Caroline said...

That made me tear up! She will always need you for something, whether she lets you know or not. I'm glad to see she got packaged up real nice by that cute Dr. Take care of her and yourself. And from the pic of DQ and SB, his hand looks no worse for wear following his little squirmish with the insects. You certainly know how to keep a household interesting.

Aubrey said...

Ack! Poor kid. I feel her pain, but for me it's in my ankle. I'm the only klutz in my family that's broken anything--with three brothers too! We're a tame lot. I just "tripped" on a soccer ball during gym. Lame.