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"Broken" Arms, Ice... and CIRCULATION (and Asperger's too) 
19th-Jun-2007 06:36 pm
So I'm sitting in my kid's therapist's office, doing the DSM-IV thing with her, getting ready for Koda's evaluation tomorrow (for the "official" Asperger's Syndrome dx) up at Shands Teaching Hospital (affiliated with University of Florida) up in Gainesville.  And I get a 911 message on my cell.  And it's summer camp, at his school.  And Ko has been "run over" by another skater at the rink.  And his arm is broken.  And his fingers are blue.

Therapist's office is three minutes from the school, which is two minutes from the ER.  We make it to the ER in, grand total, four minutes.  Only there are 1357 people in the ER.  So we sit.  And wait.  And all the ice the school packed Ko's arm in wears off.  And his nailbeds turn pink.  And his arm turns pink a few minutes later.  And then he's swinging his arm in huge arcs, and smiling.  So we check out.

Moral of  the story:  Ice causes constriction.  Constriction causes blue.  An anxious teacher can cause a mother to have a heart attack.  Don't  pack an arm in ice, wait half an hour, and then call mommy.

And also.  We leave here tomorrow at 6am for  the Shands appointment.  So only possible Hour update would be late tomorrow evening, but possibly not until Thursday--enjoy the break!!
19th-Jun-2007 11:00 pm (UTC)
Goodness, glad it turned out all right. :)
19th-Jun-2007 11:22 pm (UTC)
thanks--and all it cost me (in the tears-and-drama-curing department) were one kiss, two hugs, and the jusy-out-today Bridge to Terabithia dvd! ;)
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19th-Jun-2007 11:27 pm (UTC)
I'd be ready to strangle someone by that point

considered... and discarded. the security guards in our ER are armed. and unbalanced. so... not a good plan!
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19th-Jun-2007 11:24 pm (UTC)
late for coffee

since middle-age has hit, so has caffeine hypersensitivity, alas... :(
20th-Jun-2007 12:46 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, poor Kidsnurse. But I´m glad that it wasn´t that bad. I wish you good luck tomorrow too and I hope you have not a lot of grey hairs more than yesterday before this happend. Maybe you will get older faster when you have children? *smile*
20th-Jun-2007 01:07 pm (UTC)
wow, sounds like a busy day that could have been relaxed, if people were just a little bit less anxious...
Glad everything turned out alright!
20th-Jun-2007 02:10 pm (UTC)
Hey. I just remembered that you're not home today.

*sigh*. Wish I could just take today off, laze around as I feel like doing, but...no. Got to get on the road, go w**k.

Here's hoping your day is a good one, uneventful at least. You deserve some peace after the past couple of, um, interesting weeks.
20th-Jun-2007 04:43 pm (UTC)
*sending happy and compassionate thoughts*
20th-Jun-2007 10:59 pm (UTC)
Holy shit. Kill whoever did that. And I really hope Dakota's arm is okay. His arm is casted, right? And did you get my comment about my latest post?
21st-Jun-2007 12:11 am (UTC)
...miss your writing, but mostly just you. :)
27th-Jun-2007 07:18 pm (UTC)
Oh my... she waited half an hour before she called you?