tger greenhaddock: Unlucky break

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Unlucky break

Last week the Juniorette broke her lower right arm. She fell off a rope swing at the local summer day camp. As they were in the woods at the time one of the helpers had to carry her through the woods and fields to the ambulance, which couldn't get any closer because of the terrain. She was very brave about it despite the shock. The break was quite bad which resulted in a lot of swelling. This meant that the Juniorette had to stay in the hospital for 3 days. Fortunately she was then allowed home and didn't have to have an operation to put a plate in her arm as was originally feared.

She is doing well, and is reading a lot of Harry Potter (she is now on the 4th book), although she is missing swimming and playing football. She has adapted quite well to using her left hand; probably a lot better than me, if I broke my right arm. School starts again in a weeks time, so she has tried a few times to write with her left hand. Hopefully in 4-5 weeks time the plaster can be removed and life for her will get back to normal.

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8 Comments:

Blogger Maribeth said...

Oh No! Poor Juniorette! Please send her heartfelt get well wishes.

July 25, 2008 4:42 AM  
Blogger CanadianSwiss said...

I'm pretty useless, too, with my left hand. Get well soon, Juniorette.

July 25, 2008 6:42 AM  
Anonymous Hezamarie said...

Being a tempo lefty is not so bad, she'll have to get used to ink marks on her left hand, though ;)

Sending her fast healing vibes!

July 25, 2008 10:07 AM  
Blogger Dorothy said...

awe this is so sad...and I'm so glad that she is alright. What an experience having to be carried out of the woods...she must have been so scared..

Glad in the end she will mend and be able to participate in sports...

Dorothy from grammology
grammology.com

July 27, 2008 1:20 AM  
Blogger Ex-Shammickite said...

Poor Juniorette... what a rotten stroke of bad luck, just when she was getting on so well with the football and the soccer. And it's an awful chore trying to write legibly with your left hand.
I can write quite well with my left hand (I'm right handed) but you have to hold what I have written in front of a mirror to be able to read it!
Maybe she should try mirror writing!

July 27, 2008 7:29 PM  
Blogger Ms Mac said...

Aww, poor little mite. What a rubbish time to break her arm, over the summer when she should be out running about and making mischief!

Gute Besserung to her!

August 08, 2008 12:47 PM  
Blogger Haddock said...

Thanks to everyone for their good wishes for the Juniorette. She has another X-ray on the 18th of August and if all goes well the plastercast can be removed.

August 14, 2008 2:17 PM  
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