Alright everyone, this is the story everyone had been asking about! How Gwenyth broke her wrist. It was on Thursday April 3rd around 2:30pm. Gwenyth was just playing in the front room and she tripped on herself, as she often does, and that is when I saw she wasn’t getting up and she was crying. I went over and picked her up off the floor and her shoulder was definitely not right. She had dislocated her right shoulder and her arm was limp and she was all crooked looking. So, I took her shirt off to double check that it was in fact her shoulder, and yes it was wrong! I went into panic mode and immediately started to gather things to go to the ER, I called my mom to see what I should do and she call my pediatrician’s office and then let me know they were closed so I should go to the InstaCare. I buckled Gwenyth into the car seat and drove to the InstaCare on Van Winkle. When I got there and took her out of her car seat it seemed that her shoulder was fine and had popped back in place. I still went inside thinking we needed to get it checked still. As we were waiting to see the doctor Gwen was playing with the other kids there, so I thought that she was fine. I was about to leave, and we were called back so I decided to wait it out.
Side note, Gwenyth had no shirt or shoes on, and was very dirty because I had let her play outside earlier! I basically looked like I was homeless with my homeless baby! Also, Gwenyth had been sick for like a week and had the dried boogers and food face. So, we were really looking prime!
The doctor came in and was squishing her right arm all over and checking her joints. Gwenyth kept pulling her hand away when he touched her wrist/hand, but I didn’t think anything of it because she doesn’t like when her hands are touched anyways. The doctor said just to be safe he was going to x-ray her right arm to check everything out. When he came back with this picture I immediately started to well up with tears, sure enough she had fractured her right wrist.
They put a splint on it and told us to call the Orthopedic Specialist to schedule an appointment to get a hard cast. We will go in tomorrow to see what they say. The past 5 days have been brutal!! Not only did Gwenyth fracture her wrist, she has a lingering cold/cough and then to top things off she got a virus or bug from the InstaCare! We have had diarrhea for the past 5 days! She hasn’t eaten very much of anything, and has been extremely tired and in turn cuddly! So, I have semi loved the cuddles and loves, but despised the diarrhea! I have done more laundry in the past 5 days then I remember ever doing in my life! But this picture sums up how Gwenyth has felt about the past few days. My poor little goose!
She’ll hate me one day for this one.
The saddest part has been watching her learn to cope with the cast, she was trying to get some Chex out of her cup and her huge cast wouldn’t allow it! Bless her cute little heart! We have to get them out for her.
Nicholas watched her on Friday night so we could go on a date and she fell asleep on him! How cute.
Bath time has been a challenge as well, we made our own cover for her cast out of plastic wrap.
We are plugging along anyways! We love you Gwenyth and you will laugh about all this one day!