Tuesday, June 16, 2009

She is her Daddy's Daughter

You how sometimes life just needs a little more excitement? Well we got ours today. This afternoon, while I was cleaning the kitchen, Jocy was out playing on the swingset. All of a sudden I heard her screaming. And not your typical scream. My first thought when I heard the blood curtling scream was, "This is bad. She must have broken something," When she came running in holding her arm, my second thought was a brief prayer that it wouldn't be a compound fracture with any protruding bones. I just knew that if it was protruding, that Jocy wouldn't be the only one requiring medical attention. I cautiously examined her arm and was relieved that it looked fine. But even with resting, ice, tylenol, and popscicles she was still complaining and crying. Really it was the disinterest in the popsicles that confirmed the diagnosis for me. So off to the doctor's office we went. After taking x-rays, he confirmed that she had broken both bones in her lower arm, the raduis and the ulna, and would need a cast. As she was picking out her cast color, she was asking me questions about what was going to happen. I told her that I wasn't sure because I'd never had a cast. She looked at me and said, "I bet daddy has." Yeah... he has definately had a cast before. I think I'll wait to tell her how he once had one broken arm in a cast and the other arm in a sling with a dislocated shoulder. Both at the same time, caused by two seperate incidents....Yes I think that is a story for another day. Don't want to give her any ideas. :)


Bekah: said...

Oh no! Poor Jocy! Sad to say she looks pretty cute in a purple cast. We hope she gets better soon!

rdefnet said...

I love that she looks so proud of her cast. Gotta show off the battle wound!

Ashlee said...

So sad. Funny though, as soon as I read your comments about Reed's double arm thing, I totally had flashbacks of him in high school! I guess it was bound to happen to one of them sooner or later.
It was fun to run into you the other night. I sent you a blog invite, hope it worked. If not, email me.
Hope all is well and Jocelyn is healing well!

Katie Smith said...

Yup, she is definitely Reed's daughter! Poor girl. Oh, and yay...compound fractures are gross. I'm glad you didn't have to deal with that.