Sunday, April 26, 2009

Mia's Broken Arm

Mia Breaks Her Arm


Last Friday, I was shopping at Target when I got a phone call from Mia's school nurse. Apparently she had fallen from the jungle gym at recess. The nurse didn't seem concerned, but Mia was in pain so she thought I should pick Mia up. I took her home and she was in serious pain. Her arm didn't look swollen, but she couldn't extend it without it killing. Being a Friday afternoon, I knew I better get her to the doctor. I should have gone straight to the urgent care which I now realize is only a $15 co-pay, but I always thought it was really expensive to go there. I went to the pediatrician who thought it could possibly be broken, but couldn't tell from looking at it. Since they didn't have an x-ray machine, they then sent me to an imaging center. I had to hold Mia's arm down for one of the x-rays that was extrmely painful for her. They confirmed she had a fracture in her elbow and since it was after 5pm, I was sent to urgent care to get a splint. So, I basically spent my entire Friday afternoon and evening at the doctor and I was coming down with the flu. Also, I managed to pay a co-pay everywhere I went. Mia survived the weekend with her splint. Matt came home with flowers and candy for her. I think Mia kind of enjoyed all the attention she was got.




Rylee, Devin, Kamryn and Jake came over with a card and some cookies for Mia. Unfortunately, Mia was already asleep when they came by.



Kamryn, Devin, Rylee and Jake



On Monday afternoon, we got in with the orthopedist who confirmed the break and put Mia in her sweet hot pink cast. She only has to wear it for 3 weeks and her hand was left out of the cast so she can still write. The Immigration Group at Matt's law firm were so sweet and sent Mia a cookie boquet. She was so excited to get it and so were the other kids when they got home from school and started eating the cookies.



Mia with her cookie boquet.



Mia was eager to go to school the next day so that her friends could sign her cast, but Mia came down with the flu that the rest of us had and stayed home from school for the next 2 days.


I was supposed to be running the Boston Marathon last weekend, but the race had already filled up when I tried to register a month before the deadline. Then I decided to run the SLC marathon, which was also last weekend, but when I started having hamstring problems, I decided not to run it. I am so glad I didn't run either of them. I would have felt so bad if I had been in Boston or Salt Lake when Mia broke her arm. Also, I ended up getting the worst flu/cold thing that I've had in a long time. There is no possible way I could have run either of the marathons feeling like that. I figure everything worked out for the best. I'll find another marathon to run soon. I'm so glad I was there for Mia. She really needed her mom when she broke her arm.

14 comments:

Bunch of Brooks' said...

Poor Mia, I do LOVE the hot pink cast, though! I'll have to send Makell over to sign her cast soon!

Shanen said...

Poor thing. Those darn monkey bars. Kobi fell off of them right before Christmas a year ago and fractured her elbow also. I was so surprised when they told me she only had to wear her pink cast for 14 days. She was just starting to get used to it. Sounds like Mia is getting the royal treatment. And yes...good thing you were home. =)

Bill and Tara said...

Wow- busy times for your family. Poor Mia, pink is an awesome color for a cast. You are an amazing marathon mama! I need to start running again.

Kristi said...

What a good mommy you are. Poor baby girl!

traci said...

Oh Mia. I always wanted to break my arm when I was in grade school just to get the attention, but I now know how much that sucker probably hurt and I am glad I never did. To have a broken arm and the flu. That poor girl and the poor mom who had it with her.

Betsy's Blog said...

I'm so sorry for you and her. I hope she feels better soon!

WishTrish said...

Poor Mia!!! That is so rough. I can't believe that my kids haven't broken any bones yet. *fingers crossed, knocking on wood, throwing salt over my shoulder...*

I'm glad she got the special treatment. It's amazing how much that means, isn't it?

Cheryl said...

Hope you are back to 100% soon Mia!

Julie, It was SO GREAT to catch up with you. We had played phone tag long enough.

I'll keep my fingers crossed we can see each other soon!

Enjoy your Utah weekend. I can't wait to read all about it!

Angela said...

I am so sorry about Mia's arm! I am glad she is ok! I wish you would have come to Boston- I would have driven down to see you come over the finish line! Get on out here!

Chelsea said...

I had the same pink cast when I was her age. Poor girl. She sure did get some attention! I saw you running on Friday in Seville, it was 92 out. You are crazy girl!

Heidi said...

I saw her cute cast and wondered what had happened. Your oldest is in YM now? Where has the time gone? Does you-know-who still have a crush on him? Miss seeing you around.

Jamie Y said...

Hmmm, I want to break my arm if I can get that same cookie bouquet, yum! What a little trooper, I'm sure she's counting down the days until she gets it off so that she can finally swim in this heat!

Brigitta said...

My 5 year old broke his arm last december while attemtping to do a backwards somersault after a victory soccer goal against his older brothers. I thought it wasn't broken. Waited and then took him in the next day. It was a slight break and it healed nicely. I am sure she loved all the extra attention and cookies bouquet.Glad things worked out with your marathon. so proud that you are still running marathons. I still run. But I like doing 5K and 10 K. I still can't fathom doing a marathon. I like it short and sweet.

vonda said...

aw thats so sad!! who made the little people cokkies? those are so cute!