Monday, April 06, 2009

Lucy's Big Break!

It was the end of the perfect weekend - we had a fantastic party on Friday night, my pal Ruthie came up with her kiddies from Cork and we had a lovely relaxing girls night in. Then on Sunday afternoon we went to my sister's house for my niece Ellen's 3rd birthday. The party was just about over and the kids were finishing up the last bounce on the trampoline when disaster struck!

(see the little monkey in the background giving it socks!)

WARNING- If you're squeemish then look away now!!!
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I mean it...it's not pretty...
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We took a quick spin down to the VHI Clinic but they took one look at her and sent us to A&E in Temple St. Fifteen minutes later we were in triage and on a bed down to X-Ray. I just happened to have my camera in my bag as it was a birthday party (well that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!!!). So here's the damage - pretty impressive and what's more impressive is that apart from a mild bit of whimpering when it first happened my brave little soldier didn't even cry in the hospital. The nursing staff couldn't believe why she wasn't screaming! Neither could I!


We finally got a bed at 1am on Monday morning and it was a long wait til Monday afternoon and she was taken down to theatre for bone manipulation. I have to say I found it hard to hand her over to the orderly to take her down to theatre. However, she came back eventually and the first thing she complained about was that her cast wasn't blue as requested!!! Kids eh! I've promised to alter it for her with sparkly diamonds LOL! So after a 2nd night in the hospital we were free to go. There were so many sick and poorly kiddies in the ward that a broken arm didn't feel that serious afterall. The staff were just fantastic - always a cheeful smile for every child.


5 comments:

Julie M said...

Ouch - I'm glad I had my dinner before I looked at this!!! Poor Lucy (and poor you!!). Glad she's on the mend.

Julie

Audrey said...

oh dear poor little pet

littlebit said...

So ..... are you going to scrap that photo!! Its so cool - she is going to love the fact that you have it in years to come.

She's a howl all right.

Lainey said...

Liz 'Am I going to scrap that photo???' now that's like asking 'Is the Pope a Catholic??!!!! LOL! Watch this space.... ;-)

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

Oh Elaine!!! Poor lucy! I cant believe she didnt cry! I am shocked, she is one brave little girl! Hope she in on the mend!