Little Girls With Broken Collar Bones Need "Arm Purses"




As if life isn't hectic or hard enough....

Coco broke her collar bone. We can hardly believe it. We were not mountain climbing, roller blading, skiing, nope. She was just climbing onto a 1 foot high TV cabinet and trying to make her legs into "butterfly wings" and fell backwards.

When it happened we heard the thump and cry in the next room and went running. You know that kind of cry that is SCARY and you RUN to make sure something REALLY BAD hasn't occurred. At first I thought she just scared herself but when she couldn't lift her arm, off we went to the emergency room.

X-rays confirmed a broken bone. The Mr and I are astonished because he has never broken a bone and I broke my wrists (yes both) but not until 27! She was in so much pain she was scaring me. Soon we go the Tylenol rolling and everything was better.

The next day we visited the orthopedic surgeon and he said this is a very common injury in kinds (who knew?)

I have to say she is really the best patient ever. We call her sling an "arm purse" (you know I had to call it something good so she would USE it!) She quite likes it. She's in phenomenal spirits (with drugs!) and apparently will heal up fast. So there you have it.

Just remember that little girls with broken collar bones need "arm purses" and drugs and you can survive this ordeal too.

PS Might have to burn sage in the house because there's been way too much drama lately!!!
PPS Got her a smaller "arm purse" at the medical supply store. Will post on that one another day.

11 comments:

lizziefitz said...

Poor sweet Coco!!! Poor sweet mom! I am praying that things settle down in your house ASAP. Hugs!!!!

LPC said...

Oh no! Collarbones do heal fast, and I hope she is distracted enough by the "arm purse" to stay cheerful through the process.

sfitzg2 said...

Oh my! I'm so sorry - I hope she is back to 100% soon!

PaperCourtPress said...

Poor Coco! Hope she heals quickly.

Sarah Brooke said...

She is just precious! Hoping for a speedy recovery.

eas said...

Oh my lord you all have had way too many hospital visits lately for one family! SHe looks pretty happy and smiley for such an injury though.

JR Mazur said...

Oh no! Hope she feels better soon! Thanks for checking out my blog!!

Nantucket Daffodil said...

Never a dull moment in your home my friend! Kisses for Coco...she could be starting a new trend! Or if her mama is really on this...I may be seeing you on the Shark Tank!

Jess said...

Just found your blog and love it! Sorry about your sweet daughter. My cousin actually just broke his too by falling off his bike! Seems like collarbones get broken a lot? Who knew!?

3 Peanuts said...

Poor sweetie and poor you! Y'all have had a tough time of it. Hope seeis feeling better now!

Kate said...

Yikes! How scary. I am glad she is ok. You are too funny calling it her arm purse. That's so clever!