|Jaibrian's Arm at ER|
|Before the first cast|
Mikkie's backyard butts up to Lake St. Clair and was full of tents, pizza, and bounce houses. Jaibrian and Daxx's eyes beamed as they took in the view. We walked over to the first bounce house, shoes flew off and the kids were gone. Brian and I took that moment to take in the beautiful view of the Lake. We had been standing there all of 5 minutes when my mother-spidey-sense kicked in.
|Waiting for ER Docs|
I turned around to scan the area. Daxx was talking with his friends who were playing with BeyBlades; But where was Jaibrian. I began to walk into the yard, scanning, scanning, scanning the large perimeter. Finally I saw a woman bent down talking to Jaibrian. It seemed off somehow...not right.
|On the way to Urgent Care. Yes, I took a picture. She's amazing!|
"Yes you did kiddo. Let's get to a doctor."
She had climbed to the top of the very large bounce house slide. As she slid, she got bounced, began to roll and twisted her arm in the process. Apparently there was a collision with another child's legs...we're actually unsure, as the stories were conflicting....children see what they see and they don't always jibe. All we knew was that "how" didn't matter.
Long story short....the urgent care sent us to the ER. The ER visit lasted hours and hours. Eventually Jaibrian underwent manipulation surgery, got a sling, was sent to an orthopedic surgeon where she got a hot pink cast. After the casting, Brian surprised us with a trip to the Olive Garden. Jaibrian got to pick anything she wanted from the menu. Nothing calms the nerves better than Italian food ya know. :o)
I learned, through this adventure, that our daughter is quite the little marine. The doctors and nurses had never, in all their years...every one of them...in all their years seen a little girl or any child hurt this badly to have no tears. She watched them poke her for the IV, she let them examine, x-ray and prod her arm without so much as a weepy eye. At some point in this odyssey she had to be put into a twilight sleep. During this twilight state they had to straighten one bone that had bent and pop both bones back into place. They expected lots of screaming....that she wouldn't have remembered...but, lo-and-behold, she didn't make a peep.
|So glad it wasn't her right arm!|
She is wonder woman!
As we left the hospital, she had to drink medicine that contained codeine. Codeine stinks...and tastes bad...THAT is when she cried...a little bit. She didn't want to drink that yucky stuff. LOL
God love our little Jai-Bird. She is the toughest, strongest woman I know...and she's only six. May God watch over her, hold her in the palm of His Mighty Hand and lead her life to His Perfection. Amen.