Friday, January 25, 2013

Bad break

I often think to myself that I have been to the ER more times in the seven years I have had children than in the preceding thirty years.  Many incidents of stitches, asthma, allergic reactions, mystery stomach ailments....and now...our first broken bone.


Princess rolled her ankle and tripped, resulting in a spiral fracture to her tibia.  She's off her feet for 4 weeks. (!!!)(Suggestions for entertaining a highly energetic toddler who is not allowed on her feet??)


12 comments:

  1. Oh no!!!!!! I'm so sorry!!!!! I have no suggestions, but I will keep your family's sanity in my prayers! ;)

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  2. Been there....and you have my sympathies! First, cut yourself some slack and accept that any rules for screen time that you may have are going to be bent....or your sanity will be! We ended up purchasing a cheap HKC tablet - lots of cheap/free age appropriate aps for the youngest set and definitely exciting enough to break the monotony. It's been strictly limited once the cast came off...but seriously saved my sanity. We had a loose schedule to get through the days...an hour or so of cartoons, an hour or so of going for a long walk in the wagon (or on wild and crazy days with the kid in the wheelbarrow - my arms were so buff!), and then an hour playing on the tablet. And lots and lots of books. We repeated this cycle every weekday morning and afternoon. There were some long days but in retrospect, it didn't last forever!!!

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  3. Yes, I foresee a lot ipad time in her future. What I can't believe is that I just sold both our strollers last week, thinking we hadn't used them in 8 months and therefore it was a good time to get rid of them. Kid with a broken leg never factored into that decision.

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  4. Ouch! Been there done that with my son. Rent a wheelchair from the hospital. It is very inexpensive (at least it was in GA a few yrs ago). You may even be able to get one for free, on loan, from your insurance company. Just go through Princess's pediatrician, and it helps to give a big sob story about not being able to keep her off her feet, because as the pain recedes that will become more of a problem. I definitely feel your pain. Good luck.

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  5. Wow, so sorry to hear about this! Wish I had some great suggestions, but never had this kind of situation with a toddler. My daughter fell on the playground when she was in 4th grade and lacerated her kidney. (Yeah, playground fall = car accident-type injury.) She had to be nearly immobile for 6 weeks, and it was hard. Concur with relaxing of screen time rules. And relaxing of expectations in general, especially for yourself. Surrender to the need to just spend lots of time with your princess. There's a gift in there, but it might come wrapped in a messy house.

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  6. Oh my..that sucks...for you and her! Sorry - Brandy

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  7. Poor little baby! How awful for you all.

    How about some educational-ish games for the iPad, plus some kids' books on CD from the library? Hang in there!

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  8. OH MY WORD!!! That is crazy! I am so sorry Lisa!! I wish I had advice for you besides a whole lot of cartoons, coloring books, simple origami, maybe some nerf basketball shooting from the couch?!! Yikes- heres to superfast healing!!

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  9. So sorry the little one has broken her leg. That's tough for both of you.

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  10. Oh no! I'm so sorry! Hope she's doing better!

    Separately, I contacted Kelly + Olive and they did a wonderful job helping me with my living room layout!

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  11. Oh dear...that sounds bad. Poor girl (and poor mom)! Hope you are both weathering it. xoxo

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