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!"