Sunday, April 22, 2012
The short arm cast wasn't working, so the doctor ordered a long arm for 3 weeks this time. She can't twist her arm, stretch it out, and she definitely can't take this one off. He seemed to think this would be the last cast she will need, and I hope that's the case, mainly because it was hard enough before the cast to get her to help clean up. It's amazing that the cast prevents her from picking up after herself, but she still manages to put together fashionable ensembles such as the one above.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Yesterday when I picked then kids up from school, I noticed that Victoria's cast wasn't quite right. Her fingers were barely hanging out of the opening, and her thumb wasn't even visible. I asked her what happened and she said she didn't know. Then I figured it out. She had taken off her cast. Somehow she figured out how to wiggle her little arm out so she could show her friends what her arm looked like. So, I called the doctor, and they had me bring her back in for a redo. I was not very happy, but now she has a pink and purple cast to show off. The guy who wrapped it seemed to make it impossible to slip off again, even for my little 6yo Houdini.
Monday, April 9, 2012
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Last night we did a night time Easter egg hunt, an idea I got from Pinterest, natch. It was super awesome, and I think I enjoyed it just as much as the kids did, because it was so pretty. Oh, and I must say that it wasn't as easy as I thought it would be to put those little glow bracelets inside the eggs, but the hubs was quite helpful with that. The key is to tie them in knots. I also taped the eggs, so they wouldn't bust open, and you must get JUMBO eggs, not the bitty ones.
I think it's been a pretty good Easter so far, especially considering at this time last year, the big kids had already been banned from the egg hunt, and everyone pouted for the rest of the day, It's still early, though.
Saturday, April 7, 2012
We're now 3 for 3 with kids that have been in casts. It seems Victoria's guardian angel was taking a break when she decided to show off by swinging with no hands. She lost her balance and ended up backflipping into the dirt face first. At first I thought that was the worst part until she started complaining about her left wrist. She continued to cry non-stop which is very unlike the tough girl I know. Then I looked down and noticed the swelling. It was slight but visible. I made a makeshift splint with a towel and took her to the orthopedic doctor who thankfully has an after hours clinic. After about 3 hours, my tough little nugget left with a pretty pink cast. She had broken, not one, but both bones in her wrist because if you're going to do something you should go all in. She was the ideal patient as usual. I'm thankful to have one child that is. She's very excited about showing her friends and having them sign it, but I predict the novelty will wear off quickly since it is her dominant hand, and she's already having trouble with day-to-day tasks. Luckily we're looking at 4 weeks at the most, so we'll have to give her a handicap during the egg hunt.
*The first pic I took was of her in the waiting room at the ortho doc. You can see my pathetic attempt at a splint. Anyway please know she posed like that on purpose to look pathetic. I know this because she told me.
Sunday, April 1, 2012
I got my ideas from this site. Go there if you want to see how my food should have looked. I've already explained my artistic challenges, right?