Thursday, September 09, 2010

Back To School and a Broken Arm

It's just been one of those months around this household. On August 23rd, the girls went back to school. Effy, our exchange student, went to school as a Junior. Pearl entered 2nd grade and Chloe entered 1st.

During the second week of school, Chloe fell off the monkey bars at recess and suffered a severe brake to her radius and ulna just above the wrist. The bones were completely disconnected making her arm look like a "W". I had no idea how traumatic a break could be as I had never experienced one myself or with a family member. We really had a tough day and it took more than 6 hours to get her patched up and back home, where the rest of the evening wasn't much better.

Due to the fear of swelling, Chloe's orthopedic surgeon kept a splint on her rather than a cast for the first 9 days, which meant no school. Since we didn't know how long she would be out of school, we signed up for homeschooling and her teacher (who just happens to live across the street) came over every day to teach her what she missed in class.

Today Chloe got her long-awaited cast in bright pink and tomorrow she will return to school, much to the relief of both her teacher and myself. Now I can get back to work. To top it all off, I think Chloe and I picked up a cold when we were in the many medical offices we visited on the day of the break.


Carolin said...

Bless her little heart! Hope her arm heals as it should!

Hannah said...

What a way to start the school year! She must have a really great teacher to give up her evenings to teach her and keep her going. What a blessing.

I'm glad she is back to school and looking adorable with her perfectly pink cast :)

Colleen said...

The girls are all so gorgeous!
Glad Chloe had her cast on and she is able to get back into school. I'm sure her friends all think that cast is pretty cool, huh?
Have a wonderful week-end! We are heading to Monterey for a couple days!

Cindy said...

Love the pink cast Chloe!

Our son did this on the monkey bars his first week of school also, he was in 4th grade and had to have surgery on it so they only gave him a white cast. My son would have chosen a pink cast too b/c his shirt said "tough guys wear pink" on it the day he broke his arm and the doctor laughed at that one! HUGS to mom too.

Teresa said...

Oh my..the exact same thing just happened to my friend's son a couple of days ago. It's like I was reading about it all over again..except for the pink cast part. Poor Chloe..I'm glad she got her pink cast on. I love the photo of her with the tutu and pink cast! All gorgeous photos. Hope her arm heals easily!

Leah and Maya said...

boy what a way to start the school year. Glad its all somewhat back to normal again. Isn't it cool that there are colors for casts, when I was little everyone always had that whitish yellow color.

Teresa said...

It sounds like the exact breat M3's daughter Ree had! Did you compare notes with her?

Can't wait to see you all in Oct!

Kayce said...

What a way to start the year off! I hope Chloe's arm heals quickly.

Donna said...

I can't imagine the horror of seeing that break and watching your little girl in pain. Hurts my heart just to think about it!

Chloe looks no worse for wear now though! That cast compliments the frilly tutu nicely! ;)

I broke my arm when I was 12 and couldn't wait to get that itchy stinky thing off my arm! I hope she mends quickly and life returns to normal around your house!

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Donna said...

Hey, long time no hear? Hope all is well.

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