Thursday, March 29, 2007
The Tale That Took A Twist
On Wednesday evening, The Tale of a Broken Arm took a painful twist! It all began with our first medical visit for the day which involved removing a cast from a certain boy's arm. I do not know why it takes an untold number of hours to remove a cast and x-ray an arm.
Seconds, minutes, hours. . .waiting. . .at the first stop!
In all of my necessary and some not-so-necessary visits of late, I have learned some tactics that speed up your visit:
1. Keep looking at your watch, cell phone, planner - anything that makes it seem you really need to leave.
2. Close your eyes and try to sleep.
3. Keep reading the same child's book over/over and within earshot of personnel.
4. Pull your chair to the door and keep gazing around with a sad/pitiful look on your face. (This one really seems to get them hopping! :-)

Between office visits, we had lunch, went to the zoo, and stopped by BJU to see Troy.

Alas, another doctor's office!

This time we were getting some help for Ethan's allergies. At the moment, he looks frightful and resembles a raccoon with measles, chicken pox, rashes. . . He is allergic to trees, so this is a miserable time of the year! Thankfully, this office visit was shorter, and the staff were absolutely wonderful!! (For those of you in SC, we were at UMA.) It was refreshing to meet such polite people!

Two office visits, one zoo trip, one lunch, one BJU stop, one supper, one pharmacy, and a library visit later, we were headed to church. Until. . .

the sliding door on the left side of the van was shut on my finger! Yes, completely shut!!!! I did not take pictures of blood spewing all over the place (Sorry, Joan.), so you'll have to be content with the bandaged finger. :-) In case you are wondering, no, we did not make it to church. I drove to where Troy was working, carefully unwrapped the finger and cried. I was more frustrated with the rotten day than I was the finger! Thankfully no bones were broken, and it was my left hand.

- And the little boy's mommy has come to realize that there will probably be more broken bones and smashed fingers, but the little boy, his older brother, his daddy, his mommy, but not his pet fish, can live happily ever after in Heaven! :-)

  posted at 4:12 PM  

At 5:25 PM, Blogger Nancy said...

I think you should stay in, close all doors and windows and try not to break anything for a good long while....or will the allergies still flair up indoors? What a rotten week....hope it gets better :)

At 7:09 PM, Blogger Brenda said...

Ouch! This hurts me looking at it.

At 7:09 PM, Blogger Jana said...

Oh, Oh, my fear-- Slammed doors on fingers. I know it will probably happen in our family sometime and dread the day!!

Happy Healing to you all!! :-)

(I've started Kaden back on Pulmicort and Singulair just in case...)

At 7:10 PM, Blogger Jana said...

Wow--I posted at the exact same time as my sister in another state!! Very cool!! ;-)

At 9:35 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Sounds like our luck is down this week, don't ya think? After 5 days -- my kids are still sick!

At 11:07 PM, Blogger Norma Gwen said...

Martha, I am so sorry. Somedays I think it would be better if we just stayed in bed, LOL.
Hope the rest of your week is better.
Oh, we used to have a Dodge Caravan and I shut my finger in the door. I cried too and hubby had to come home from work. It was quite a mess.
Hang in there,

At 8:48 AM, Anonymous Les said...

I once slammed my kids fingers in the door, from the inside. Thankfully, it didn't bleed. I understand the week you've had, all too well. It will get better (until the next time)!

At 9:09 AM, Anonymous becky said...

What a horrible way to end a rough day:( Hope you all are doing better.

At 11:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who took the pictures of you?!

At 5:34 PM, Blogger Martha C said...

In answer to your question, Seth snapped the pictures.

At 8:57 PM, Blogger Senkyoshi said...

Ah...UMA. I miss that place. They speak English there! I have a long history with them. Actually, it is longer than I care to admit. :) Hope your new day goes better than the last.

At 10:22 PM, Blogger Angie Davis said...

Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! I stepped on a sweetgum ball in the yard and nearly broke my ankle this week, but I think yours definitely wins.

At 11:08 PM, Blogger ~Heather~ said...

Great Blog! You poor girl, Martha. I think you had better take a week, just read a book, drink tea, and RELAX. HA! I am new to the blog world, if you want to check my blog out.

Love, Heather Dickinson


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