Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Flying off the flying fox

TLM has broken her wrist (well, not broken exactly because being a kid, her bone has sort of bent rather than cracked - but in effect it's a break).

It happened in the school playground, and I got the call while I was chatting to the members of the board at work (specifically, I was trying to explain that my eyes were pink because of allergies, not because they work me too hard).

Saved by the phone, only to be told that my darling was crying her eyes out in the school office. I was  very kindly given a lift to the school, where I picked her up and took her across the road to the A & E.

About three hours later we emerged into daylight again (just). TLM  has a plaster cast on her right (non-writing) arm which stretches nearly to her armpit. She can't get any of her clothes on over her right arm, so it's just as well it's not that cold at the moment.

The bummer is that she was going to play her first game of netball this weekend, and now she's only able to be a supporter for the next six weeks. Plus, she's got Brownie camp in a couple of weeks so I guess archery is going to be off her schedule.


Anonymous said...

Poor little TLM!! She'll be parading the arm like a trophy in a couple of days, and all her friends will have fun drawing on the cast. Still, it's a bit of a bummer, and I hope the "break" heals well.
(I hope the school doesn't take down the equipment she fell off... unlike my son's school, where they now effectively have no playground as a result of a kid getting hurt!)

Violet said...

I was the first to making little drawings on her plaster cast which cheered her up. We're just hoping her next cast (next week) will be smaller so TLM will be able to do more stuff. The big cast is really restrictive.

And I won't be making a complaint about the equipment - surely they'd only take it down if parents complain.