Chloe's Broken Arm, performing the Olympic Bobsledding move called the Skeleton, Birdeye

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Chloe with her new cast on, it
was still warm at this point.  They
heat the Exos splint for fractures then
form it to her arm.  She can only take
it off during showers.  I can tell you as
of Sunday night and it being on just
5 days it stinks to high heaven (and
she hasn't been sweating either).  I
can't imagine what a cast would smell
like after 4-6 weeks, this one is already
pretty tough to be in the room with :)

We took an Xray at the vet clinic
first thinking it was just a sprain
but here you can see the break
in her ulna bone and a fracture
in her radius
This is what sledding Skeleton Style looks like...looks
really safe doesn't it?  They have a helmet on Jackie...:)

Meme gets a shout out for sending
her a bouquet of balloons and
chocolates!!! She had some very
sweet cards too!

I took a photo of her at Dr. Guinn's
office, her orthopedic doctor.  You
can still see the bump on her head
from the tree that stopped her sled
before her arm came down.  This
photo shows her Justin Timberlake
T-shirt at a great angle!!
Friday, March 7, 2014

Yep, Chloe's first broken arm happened Monday during the 2 inches of ice and 2 inches of snow we got the day of the Little Rock Half Marathon.  Chloe wanted her dad to pull her down to the Birdeye Store on his childhood sled to take photos in the snow since school was out.  They ended up following Whit to the APAC hill 1/4 mile behind Martin and Kara's house.  She and Whit were doing the Olympic Bobsled move called the Skeleton, which is head first on your stomach.  In the Olympics they use new sleds that can be turned and wear helmets and gloves...well after many fast runs down the hill and across Hwy 163, Chloe went down and off into the ditch.   A tree and her head collided first then she put her hand down to stop the sled and broke her right arm.  Needless to say we are so thankful she didn't break it in the growth plate or crush it and need surgery and pins.  A cast is a great thing in lieu of anything major.

Chloe's now 4 weeks away from the Benchmark Tests and cannot write her name.  Her teachers and counselors and the school nurse have been very sweet to her.  She's has to have someone carry her backpack and have help to do school work and tests.  She was excited about joining the 7th grade track team which starts track tomorrow.  Coach Sherland said that she could help the team with scoring and Coach Whitaker at the junior high said she could run track.  We'll see about that, we have a follow-up appointment with her orthopedic doctor on Friday.  I was totally fired up about Chloe's piano recital last Friday, which she obviously can't do.  She'd been working on her difficult piece for about 3 months, having it memorized for Junior Music Club.  Looks like we'll have to hope she doesn't get too rusty and will be able to perform at May's recital.  We hope the 4-6 weeks will be no more than 4!
Chloe's right hand may make some "F's" this semester...
I can hardly read this!

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