Monday, July 9, 2012

Another Day, Another Broken Bone

On the Fourth of July, my 12-year-old fell off her skateboard and smashed shoulder-first into the pavement. I suspected that her collar bone might have broken, but she insisted that she had just jammed her shoulder. It hurt, but she was tolerating the pain.

I took her into the doctor's office the next day to make sure she was okay, but of course, she had broken her clavicle. Fortunately, it wasn't displaced and didn't require surgery; however, her left arm must remain immobilized in a sling for 2 weeks. My daughter will not be able to finish out the season with her rec soccer team, and more upsetting to her, she can't participate in the Top of the World Figure Skating Competition scheduled for next month.

This is the same girl who, when she was 8, badly sprained her ankle after leaping off a swing and who at 9 years of age snapped her arm in two after jumping out of a tree. When she decides to get hurt, she really goes for it. Sigh.

Off topic: I sincerely hope that Blogger got hacked, because if that "shop wiki" ad that's currently running down the length of my page is a deliberate new feature, I'm going to be ticked.

Dinner last night: barbecue chicken drumsticks, mashed potatoes, corn

Exactly three years ago:

Exactly four years ago:


Liz Mays said...

That totally stinks that she broke it! But good on you for taking her to check it.

Aimee said...

Hope it heals quickly...and yea the ad thing is totally bizarro. Is it on my page too?

janzi said...

Poor darling and how brave, but at least you know what happened and it will heal in time... mind you I bet she's fed up it stops her doing it for a long while... that strip down the side of your blog is awful, do hope you can get rid of it soon.. its such a cheek to advertise without permission like that... all the best, and hope your pretty family have a super summer/../

Katherine said...

I'm actually shocked that we haven't had a broken bone with my boys yet. But, judging by their new bicycle tricks they just showed me, the time is fast approaching.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Ouch! So sorry this happened. Hope she heals quickly.