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Thursday, March 10, 2005

The Dreaded Call

It has been a harrowing 3 days. Around 12:15 on Monday I was at my desk ingrossed in work when the phone rang. It was the school nurse at dirty Filas's school After this post, I was expecting her to say "dirty Fila has a fever, please come get her. "

Instead the nurse said that I needed to come get dirty Fila immediately. She needs to go to the emergency room and have xrays. Her wrist is broken. I was flabbergasted. I left immediately and flew like a bat out of hell down the road to pick her up. i work about 8 minutes away from the school and the er is still about 10 minutes away.

I got to the school and she was crying and in a sling with ice. Her wrist was slanting down at an angle. I asked her what had happened. She said that her friend Jen and a group of others paired up and were swinging each other round and round by the arms. When they got to the deisred velocity they would let go and all would go spinning off. this last time instead of swinign off, dirty Fila was pushed and she fell onher wrist and it broke.

I drove her to the er and we got there about 1:15. We had to wait and wait and wait some more. finally at 3:30 we were checked in and taken to x ray. Well we then had to wait some more. Finally at 6pm we were taken in the patient area to be seen by the doctor. The place was packed. According to a nurse, there were a lot of car wrecks that morning and that accounted for the wait time.

We were not placed in a room. We were placed in the hall in a bed along with 8 others also waiting to be seen. On the wall above the bed was a yellow piece of paper that said" number 19." We waited in the hallway and swapped wait storied with the wives of the 2 beds closest to us. Finally we were seen by the doctor and was allowed toleave at 7:30 pm complete with a cast. The hard one goes on in 3 days.

What I do is kick them in the pants with a diamond buckled shoe!
~~Aileen Mehle~~

3 Broken Heels:

Gabi said...

girl, that happened to my brother when he was little. one of my other brothers was swinging him around and let go. then he went flying and knocked his teeth against the swingset. my mother was so angry and his teeth were messed up after that. he's wearing braces now.

sorry to hear about your daughter. it's only a matter of time for her arm to heal.

Nzyme said...

Sorry, Tinker. I hope your daughter is feeling better. When I was younger, I tried to break my arm by jumping out of a tree---all I broke was WIND!! I wanted a cast so people could sign it... Well, at least I can blame it on youth!!

Tinker said...

Thanks Gabi. It is amazing what kinds of things kids do and get hurt by it! Braces are no fun. dirty Fila had them..the first of 2 sets she will nee. The others she will get next year. She just had crooked teeth..not teeth that were damaged by a run in with a swingset!

nzyme: you are funny! Wind! LOL!