Broken Summer

Jul 8, 2008 by Jared Smith

We’ve all been having an awesome summer – camping, swimming, hiking, boating, and more. Now, this…

Abbie fell off the trampoline today and broke her arm. I mean, she REALLY broke her arm. Check the X-ray if you want. Pain, agony, weeping, and panic commenced, and even Abbie cried a little bit. She was a real trooper through all of it. It was, as you can see, a pretty nasty break. Our pediatrician and the ER doctor both told us they wouldn’t even touch it, but luckily an orthopedist, after a lot of effort, got it set almost perfectly. A miracle! She has to keep her arm in the air and on ice for the next couple days and will be in a cast most of the summer, but I think she’s going to be just fine.

Abbie's is all smiles

I know some people get a bit squeamish looking at such things, but if you want to see pics of her arm, you can check them out here and here (it’s not too bad – no blood, just a crooked arm).

  1. 10 Responses to “Broken Summer”

  2. Thats odd, her arm doesn’t look broke!!! YUCK!!

    By Steve on Jul 9, 2008

  3. OUCH!! We’re so sorry you broke your arm. We can’t wait to see you this weekend. Love you so much

    By Grandma Smith on Jul 9, 2008

  4. I tried thinking of a witty comment, but I don’t think I can top Steve’s. +1 to you good sir.
    At least they didn’t have to cut it off like the Captain, but then your halloween costume with Bryan as Mr. Smee would have looked pretty cool.

    By mark on Jul 10, 2008

  5. Wow it must be the summer for broken arms, Jon’s, Kody broke both bones in his arm.
    It looks really bad, I hope it heals quickly.
    Eva, I bought a ticket to come out for the Godfrey Gathering, I’ll only be there a couple of days, but at least I’ll be there.

    By Aunt Susan on Jul 14, 2008

  6. oh my god, thats horrible! I’v broken both of my arms but never as bad as that…I know exactly what she went through.

    By pat on Mar 5, 2009

  7. My daughter just broke her arm today. The X rays look exactly the same. I understand exactly what you went through with her in the hospital. Because while my daughter was tough, I was falling apart seeing that. Now it is 6 weeks at least with a cast. She is only 5. How did u keep her occupied?

    By Monique on May 19, 2009

  8. my daughter had a broken arm like that. but much worse. he had a genreal anesthetic the first time she came into A&E, and then 3 weeks later, it had been knocked at school when i told her to stay inside, which it made me a bit mad. we stayed at hospital for ages, and then she had sugery to put metal plates in. she was really upset when she had to have this done. and then the third time, about 1 week later, this boy in her class punched it. apprently my daughter said punch my cast. so really my daughters fault. and then she had to have the bones pushed back together. she was really really upset at the end, and had the cats on for about 3 months, and then just a sling with a bandaged for 2 months. it was a herrific experience. oh, i will tell you how she did it, she was bullied at school and the bullies twisted it or something. when she was there, she was in an ambulance, screaming her head off. she refused any pain reliefe, but in the end, they put her to sleep to stop the screaming. she woke up and was really upset. waiting for the x ray results was the worst bit. then hearing that she had to have sugery because she was dreading not to have it.

    By Katie on Nov 22, 2009

  9. my kids just love to jump around on trampolines and they are sort of addicted to it.~`”

    By Madison Brown on May 13, 2010

  10. i remember when i brooke my arm i did it twice it hurt so much!!!!! the first time i did it i was 9 and did it at school we were playing tenny ball and a boy triped me by accsendnt i got sent home on the bus amasinly i had a bright pink cast the got a short arm blue cast and it was too tight and got another blue cast then broke the cast and got purple cast

    the second time i brooke it was much worst it was a summer day a few months after the first break andi was playing cops and robers with my cusins i was riding in circles i brooke it so bad i had to have surgrey they tryed to rest the bone but refused pain meds i got a plate and pins placed in the bone i ahd to start that school year with a cast that spring i had to get the pins taken out that spring i still have the plate and pins

    By ju ju on Jan 13, 2011

  1. 1 Trackback(s)

  2. Jul 28, 2008: » Blog Archive » Decisions

Sorry, comments for this entry are closed at this time.