On Wednesday night, Reilly had her first indoor soccer practice of the season. I brought Baby J. along, but left Syd and Griff at home (Steve was on his way back from a meeting in St. Louis).
I noticed that Reilly looked a bit slow and clumsy out on the field. I figured she was going through a growth spurt. During one of the drills, she tripped over her feet but got up and continued to play. A few minutes later, the coach had them dribble the ball up to the middle of the field and then back peddle to the starting point. Again, she tripped...this time tearing up and grabbing her wrist as she got up.
I figured that she was crying because she was embarrassed about the fall. She continued on with the practice, clutching her left arm. About 15 minutes later, I saw her walk over to one of the coaches on the sideline. I motioned her over.
She was crying and still clutching her arm.
I had one of the mothers who was a nurse, take a look at her. She wasn't sure if there was a break, but encouraged me to take her to the ER. The owner of the facility also took a look at it. He took me aside and said that he was pretty sure there was a break.
I had to steady myself, since I tend to pass out in these situations:o Yeah, I'm a real rock;)
After I got myself together, some parents helped us out to the car and we left for the ER.
Now, Reilly is no stranger to the ER...she has had 2 prior broken bones (her collarbone from another soccer accident and a broken bone in her foot from falling off the monkey bars at a friend's house). She started freaking out about the X-rays. She just knew that they were going to be moving her arm to get the pictures, and it was going to be painful.
To make a long story short, Reilly had a green stick break of her Radius at her wrist. She will be in a cast for about a month and will be able to resume all activity then.
Unfortunately, she is a lefty (though she throws and bats with her her right hand).
Fortunaely, she's pretty good with her right hand, so this really shouldn't be too hard on her.
She returned to school today.
I, however, spent the day in bed recovering from this traumatic event.
This photo was taken Wednesday night after returning from the ER. Reilly went right over to play with Baby J.
On Thursday, our appointment with the pediatric orthopedist was at 2:30. We didn't actually see him until 4:45. Reilly came up with some really creative ways to pass the time...
At 5:00, she was FINALLY casted. She chose purple to match her soccer uniform...