But it is Friday and that means Five Minute Friday... and once again, I had a few different ways I wanted to go with the prompt "View," but this is what ended up coming out! (actually posting this on Saturday, so I could add a few pictures... from Instagram of course)
It's Wednesday evening and I'm in the kitchen finishing up the after dinner cleanup, the dear husband has left for a meeting and the kids are outside enjoying the sunshine and their scooters. And then the tumble and cries and screams, "Go get Mom!!!"
She's on the ground, my sweet little five year old. From what I can see, it's a skinned elbow and a bumped ankle. A little ice, a bandage, and some rest and all should be well again. (that's a very abbreviated version of my evening, but I only have five minutes, here.)
The next morning, she still refused to put weight on it, but my view shows no swelling, no bones sticking out, nothing funny. We lay low, we call the doctor (his day off, so we get a doctor/nurse on call) They recommend ice, motrin and rest for three days. I carry her everywhere... she's a light five year old.
Friday, I send her off to preschool, Hubby carries her in, teacher is willing to carry her around. We bump it once or twice over the course of the day and she cries out in pain and still refuses to put weight on it.
So we call the doctor again, not gonna wait three days! This time it's our regular pediatrician with nurses so kind and wonderful, they should get a gold star!! She sends us to the injury center. And there we get another view, a different view, a more complete view ... an Xray. (once again, a very abbreviated version of our afternoon)
And there... we find a hairline fracture! Isn't that just a dandy start to the summer!?