Sunday, May 20, 2012

Teeter Totter casualty

 It started out as a lovely evening in the park with some girls from church...
It started out with Youngi and Elena on the teeter totter. 
Elena had never been on a teeter totter before!
 Then Lois and Lauren hopped on....and there were four on the teeter totter...
 Then Lois wrapped her legs around Youngi and Youngi started sliding off...
 There goes Youngs....taking Lois with her...
 And then there were only two on the teeter totter again...
When Youngi got up, Lois stayed on the ground, and just said,
"Look! Harry Potter hand!"
I came to understand that this is what she was referring to...
When Harry Potter breaks his arm and then it gets
all loopy in the process of getting fixed.
Yes, Lois' wrist looked bent out of whack in similar fashion.
So, Lois and I took a trip to the ER to get this bad boy splinted up.
Yep, she broke her wrist...first broken bone in the family! When her dad arrived in the ER, he said, "Congratulation!" We weren't really sure what we were celebrating...but it was an eventful night. Lois was a very brave arm breaker, and her sister was a lot of help in the ER too (glad you were there Seihwa!). When the doctors said they were going to have to cut off her sweater, she was adamant about saving it, even through all the pain she was in! We managed to save the sweater, and once we got some pain meds in her, Lois was back to her goofy self, singing songs and making us laugh. We spent about 2 1/2 hours in the ER, getting X-rays and a splint put on, and then her parents came to take her home!

2 comments:

Jason and Lauren Bernard said...

I can't believe that you actually caught the break in action...was she the one in the front where you can see her wrist hitting the ground?!

paulashley said...

Thanks! This made me smile! Although I'm not sure which was funnier; "Harry Potter hand" or the fact that you have total photo documentation of the entire incident!