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.
If your kids are dying to have a "sleep over" but are too young, try having a pretend one. Invite the friend over and leave the kids with a baby sitter while you and the parents go out for dinner. Let the kids have their sleeping bags and PJ's and go to sleep. When they wake up in the morning asking where their friend is, say they just left!