Tuesday, January 8, 2008

OH NO! Not again!

You know how people say that after you break a bone, it is stronger because of the callous around the bone? Well, that is simply not true. (Somebody told me that just last week!)


This morning we got home from the ER with Annika and her new plaster splint on the same arm that she broke in late September.

The kids were being herded upstairs for bedtime when Annika tripped over the corner of one of our footstools and caught herself with her arms. We knew from the scream and the shape of her arm what had happened immediately.

I called a friend to get some prayer going, and halfway to the hospital, Annika stopped screaming in pain. When we got to the hospital, I don't believe that the triage nurse and the ER doctor believed that it was broken because she was not screaming -even when they messed with it! She didn't get any morphine and didn't really seem to need it. That was amazing! Thank-you, God!

So the ER visit was from 9:10 PM to 3:40 AM. It was very busy, and we were only checked on once the whole time we were there. Watching "Lilo & Stitch 2" twice in a row enhanced our experience. Annika was not happy that she didn't get a bear as she has on her previous visits to the ER.


(Since she didn't break it at a party this time, we do not have photos. Sorry! Ha ha!)

Here's the official ER vist timeline:

9/28/07 Annika breaks arm on trampoline
10/27/07 Jeremy birthday -breaks arm on scooter
10/28/07 Jeremy's arm is moving around in splint
1/7/08 Annika re-breaks arm on footstool

Annika sees the orthopedist next Monday for an x-ray and fiberglass overwrap.

Pray for us!


the Steiger's said...

Oh my!!!!
Mom should get a medal for all that time in ER and watching Lilo and Stitch!!! Well she has a talent for braking bones. That was me when I was little. (At least once a year.) I hope she is feeling good and that she will slow down with all the ER trips :)

Jean said...

You've got to be kidding?! Who would think it could happen again? We pray for quick healing and that the rest of you are safe from future breaks too!

Carpenters said...

Oh no! Poor Annika! I'm so sorry to hear that she broke her arm again. I agree with Lenka and think mom should get a medal for surviving another ER visit. We'll be praying for Annika.

With Love,

Rob & Candy said...

Yikes- Lilo and Stitch.... Poor Annika and mom- I'm praying for you.

Jen said...

I am so sorry to hear Annika broke her arm again! I cannot believe how you guys are racking up the injuries in that house! I am sure your wallet reminds you often.

I am asking the Lord to heal up Annika quickly and put a hedge of protection around your family so that no more physical injuries will befall your clan!!!

shawn and tisha said...

Poor Annika. I hope her arm heals quickly. It's awesome how God helped her with the pain while you were waiting at the hospital! I pray that he will help her arm to be good and strong after this.