Saturday, November 24, 2007

Well . . .

It's a broken collar bone! My poor, poor baby! She must have landed in just the right wrong manner. Fortunately, it's not a bad break and didn't require setting or anything. She'll have to wear a sling and a body wrap to keep her arm immobilized and then somehow, we are supposed to keep her from re-injuring herself for 3 or 4 weeks! How? How?

She and Brendan got back about 4 this morning and of course I hadn't slept either. Ryan is up now and I'll hang here with him for a while until Brendan and Morgan wake up. At least it's Saturday and I can nap.

I'd love some advice if you know anything at all about broken collar bones. Brendan and I predicted that she'd be the first one to really break something (Ryan was borderline with the nose, never got it confirmed). Oh my poor baby.


allergicmom said...

I'm so sorry to hear about that. I have no good advice other than sedentary activities like watching tv to keep her still. Which is terrible advice, I know. But if you resort to that, the library has kids' videos.

Rational Jenn said...

Thanks! TV, we'll definitely be doing that (do too much of it anyway). And a friend suggested crafty things like coloring and play-doh, which she enjoys, fortunately, and will have the use of both her arms within a few days, which boggles the mind.

What's strange is that she seems perfectly fine, hasn't had motrin since this morning. Kids are really tough, I'm learning that.