Yesterday after church, and our Sunday afternoon nap, Kevin and I decided we would run to the lake house for a few hours to work on some little odd jobs. The last thing we said to the kids was, "Stay INSIDE and lock the doors!" Sure thing, they assured us!
Kevin was in the middle of hanging blinds, and I was touching up the paint around the windows, when the phone rang. Okay, this can't be good, because no one but Ashley and David knows we are here. It was Josh on his cell, and he said that David had fallen off his bike, and possibly broken his arm. So I immediately called Ashley, and this was the conversation...
Me) Ashley, Josh called and said David was hurt, what's wrong?
Ash) Well David, ...you know my little brother David, well, he went outside and was riding his bike, ...you know the silver one, and he....
Me) Ashley, IS HE OKAY???
Ash) NO! Come quick....((Click!))
Luckily, the lake house is only 15-20 minutes away! I had by the time they called me put on my "painting clothes," which display the many samples of colors I have painted over the last 5 years. So I was redressing, as Kevin drove!
Sure enough, David's arm was "deformed", and so it was off to the hospital we went. He was trembling and pale, but didn't shed a tear. Ashley on the other hand was all to pieces! Bless her heart!
We were fortunate to be taken right in at the hospital and things moved very quickly! The x-rays revealed that he had broken his left arm, right above the wrist. He was one tough little guy, the staff couldn't get over his tolerance for the pain, considering the break. The radiologist told him, that she had had adults, with lots less of a break, scream and cry...and I said, that would be Me! At one point, I asked David if he would like me to take a picture, 'cause I always have my camera handy. And he said No, he didn't want to remember this day. At which my husband jokingly replied, "It would end up on your mama's blog." Not that he thinks I am that insensitive, but that I love blogging, alot! He just knows that our family is going to end up as a some sitcom, over my blog. But I assured him that there are far more bizarre and exciting people on here, than us! :)
Today, we are scheduled to see an orthopedist, and then in couple of days, after the swelling recedes, the arm will be casted.
I have been so stressed out the last few weeks, with the renovations at the lake house. And you know how remodeling can snowball! As soon as one project is complete, you see two more that need attending to! Before the crisis last night, I thought we might possibly make the deadline of Friday, for our 4th Cookout! But now we won't! And it really doesn't matter! The house will not be perfect! Doors will need another coat of paint, some pictures may not be hung, and the dust may not be all gone. But my guests will understand and we will enjoy ourselves all the same. And David will be okay! And as his mom, that's all that really matters! "smiles"