As promised! The story of Maybelline's fractured wrist!
Remember Maybelline turning 16 a couple of weeks ago? I did tell y'all, didn't I? She's my first born, and now a full 16. She chose to go ice skating for her party, waiting till the Friday night of the last day of school for her big hurrah.
Unfortunately, the ice rink was closed for renovations. For the week. That week. Last week. So we went roller skating instead. See?
Maybelline had five friends along, only one who hadn't been skating much and was terrified. Can you tell?
The bovines came along for fun. They seem happy to be home. But they thought it really stunk that I put them on shoe duty. I think it stunk that the lighting was so bad and my flash is broken.
We had a drink at the snack bar.
Yeah. The girls NEEDED Red Bull at nine o'clock at night.
Then more skating!
Then tragedy strikes ... Maybelline is body checked by someone on the rink and Mr. Monkeysuit does his best to console her.
Mr. Monkeysuit?!? At a roller sink, surrounded by pretty teenage girls? Who let him in here?
His sweet talk won over friend L.
Friend M was a sucker for the suit. Who can blame her? All the ladies love that suit.
Mr. M put smiles on J & J's faces. Bad monkey!
It seems that, delirious in her pain, Maybelline and H enjoyed Mr. Monkeysuit's company a little too much. I'm locking him up, y'all.
We kept Maybelline's wrist iced for about an hour, hoping it was a sprain and she'd do better. Every time she pulled the ice off, she'd yell with pain. So the girls called their parents to come and get them. We waited. I dropped off two of the girls. And friend H went with us to the ER, then spent the night. After we stopped at home to pick up some stuff do, books to read, paper and markers for H. Good thing. We were there from 11:30 till after three AM.
Here's Maybelline with her splint.
I wish I'd gotten a photo of the tech putting the splint together. Y'all, it was the coolest thing ever! He took two long strips of what looked like diaper fabric, but were really fiberglass, soaked them, then rolled them in a towel to squeeze out the excess water. Next he wrapped Maybelline's arm in some papery stuff, and laid a strip of fiberglass on top of her arm and hand, then one on underneath. He topped it off by wrapping the whole thing in Ace bandages. Then gave her a sling. It was awesome! See?
H witnessed the whole thing!
I mean, it was awesome except for Maybelline fracturing her wrist. And not being able to get the splint wet for four to six weeks. I'll be washing her hair for her for the next few weeks. Good thing she's out of school. No swimming the first half of the summer. Sucks to be her. No canoe trips either. And that week at the beach at camp? *sigh* Poor kid.
Y'all have a great hump day. Mr. Monkeysuit says so.
Until I write again ...