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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Interruptions to keep my life interesting

In the post I wrote while on “vacation”, I shared that my little lady had hurt her ankle by slipping on a book in the kitchen. It was by no means a big fall, it was a little slip. She has fallen outside in the winter much harder then this, so we were surprised that this was causing her to not walk. We were told that it was just a sprain but she would still not walk on it, which meant we had to carry her everywhere we went. In the back of my mother mind, I had this feeling that there was something more wrong, but I was told by everyone around me that I was just overreacting and being over protective.

When we got home last week, I made an appointment to have it looked at by our doctor here. When they read the x-rays here, they did not see anything, but they said they were sending the x-rays to be looked at by a specialist in a larger town, since I persisted that she would be walking if something wasn’t wrong. I was sent home with the advice to be encouraging her to walk. Friday afternoon I was called by the doctor to be told that her lower leg was indeed fractured and that we were to keep her off of it until she could see a pediatric orthopedic doctor on Tuesday of this week.

So yesterday, my little lady got a bright pink cast put on her entire leg! This will take some getting used to for her, as she learns how to maneuver around. Most important to her is that she now has a very pretty pink leg. This means we had to put her back into diapers which she is not too fond of. Because of all this, I have had to miss more work, which does affect us financially, but on the bright side, my work has been very supportive and understanding as always. Tomorrow, will be my first day back and taking little lady will pose some challenges, but I am always up for a good challenge!

It is cold and rainy here today, with talk of the rain possibly turning into snow tonight. Although this thrills my little man, this is not music to my ears. I don’t mind the snow, I just don’t like driving in it. We had planned on doing some raking today since it’s my husbands day off, but that will have to wait until a better day. Since the weather is keeping us indoors today, I was doing some painting with my little people this morning and we decided it was a good day to make cookies. I ran downstairs to get some butter from the freezer, to find that our sewer had backed up. What a mess! Thank God, my husband is home to take care of things like this.

Now that our painting is done, the cookies are made and my little people are playing in their rooms(Because I’m mean like that…I make them play in their rooms by themselves, at least once a day.), I get this time for myself, which I have come to love.

My question to myself and all of you today is, what would we do if our lives didn’t have these constant interruptions? Thank God, by my age I have learned to deal with these interruptions without getting bent out of shape. I remember a time in my younger years, that these little interruptions seemed way bigger than what they are…little bumps in the road that keep my life interesting, to say the least. So, although I could live without the little lady having a broken leg, or the sewer being backed up, or even the snow falling in October, I will take these things with a grain of salt and a sense of humor that can laugh when life isn't so pretty and say "thank God, it could be worse!"

11 comments:

Claire Marie said...

Well, things happen in 3's so you should be done for a while! Sigh.

SciFi Dad said...

Life in a cast is no fun (trust me, I was in one in the summer of 2006 for a fibula fracture). I hope the little lady gets better soon.

D'Arcy said...

I am SO glad to hear that little lady is going to be ok...though a big cast for a little lady can be tough.


What would I do without interruptions? I'd get a book read in a few days instead of a few weeks. I'd learn French better, I'd probably do my hair (hey, at least I washed it) and I would get more sleep. But there is something to be said for all of these little things that fill out time...they ARE our lives, and so, we just keep living, and breathing...and loving!!

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Sometimes I handle the interruptions just fine and sometimes I am a cranky old broad. *sigh*

Midlife Slices said...

grrr....I didn't get the captcha right and lost my comment. What I said was....
You seem to handle those "interruptions" so well. Good luck with the cast and when it starts itching, try shaking a little feminine itch powder down inside the cast. A friend told me this AFTER we'd dealt with ST's cast for 6 weeks and it drove him nuts because it itched so badly. You are in my prayers.

thistle said...

a pretty pink cast...that has to be a little bit of a thrill...good for you for following your mom instincts and checking a little more closely...

it's the little interruptions that keep us mentally healthy...an antidote to OCD so to speak LOL

Heather said...

What a great mommy you are for trusting your instincts and insisting that something is wrong. We know our little people better than anyone and know when something isn't right.

I have to admit I still get bent out of shape from all my "interruptions." But that's life. If I knew what was coming, it might not be as interesting.

Bina said...

I'll comment on the sewer thing first. GROSS!!! I remember when ours backed up and my then husband was in Iraq. It was coming up in to the bathtubs, sinks, toilets. I replace the septic lines under the house BY MYSELF and that fixed it for about an hour. Turned out the pipe in the hard had collapsed.

That poor little thing! See, I would have felt so guilty, then mad at the doctor's and then I would have made it fun for her. Tell her it's for special people and she can even color on it. I want to see a picture, too!

I think it's great that you make them play in their rooms. I know so many people whose kids don't know how to play alone or entertain themselves. I think kids who play alone have great imaginations.

Seems like I'm forgetting something. I always wish that I could read the post while I'm commenting so I get everything covered!

my name is gramma said...

hi there, just wanted you to know i'm thinking of you, glad you insisted and took little one in and got her fixed up, take care and hope to post soon, i've been sooo busy.
have a great weekend :)

Twenty Four At Heart said...

My daughter broke her elbow many years ago on her 3rd b'day. The ER sent us home & said nothing was wrong. It was horrible. I could see her pain and KNEW something was wrong. The next morning I took her to my pediatrician. He took one look at it (no xrays) said he "knew" it was broken & sent us off to a pediatric orthopod. And yes, it WAS broken. Docs piss me off sometimes.

Sugar said...

What would life be without those crazy interruptions?

I slipped and fell on a stack of books once. I ended up with a spiral fracture and four years later, I'm still feeling the effects of the sprain. It's amazing how hard life is without a foot. I can imagine what it must be like as her caregiver. Thank goodness for cookies!