Monday, June 22, 2009

Broken Arm

Yes, Olivia Grace broke her arm. The night before her dance recital and before we left for the beach she broke it. She was playing outside with Daddy and Dukes and she jumped off her sandbox onto a large exercise ball. When she landed on the ball (belly first), the ball rolled. As you can see in the picture she broke it pretty good. Well the rest of the story is, we didn't realize it was broken until we got back from the beach. So she danced in her recital and played on the beach for a week with a badly broken arm. I am sure you are asking yourself, "isn't her Daddy a pediatrician?" Yes he is (and a wonderful one at that), but she was using her arm. She did complain some. Brent put a splint on it at the beach. He never thought it was broken like that. Even the orthopedic surgeon was shocked that she could use it as well as she could.
So on Monday we got our hot pink cast on. We have 2 more weeks to go before our next appointment. If you know me and OG, you know we are super bummed about not being able to go to the pool and lake. We are just thankful it did not require surgary or manipulation back into place. She has been a little trooper! She has really not complained. She does ask often when she is going to get the cast off.


The Bertram's said...

oh my word!!!! I can not believe that! Who would have ever known. She is one tough little girl! That is a crazy story. I hope she heals well - That is one cool pink cast!

Jennifer Skoff said...

Poor little thing..what a toughy! Kids just don't have a slow down button:-) I hope she gets better soon so she can enjoy some pool time!


Andrea said...

Oh my goodness poor little girl. She is one tough cookie. Get better soon Olivia Grace.


Brycen said...

Poor thing! She looks very cute in her cast though. I broke mine when I was little and we used a trash bag on it that was taped and then my mom put a floatie on it. You might could rig something up so you can swim.