June 02, 2008

Breaking News

Well, we had a little drama around Orgle Manor on Friday afternoon: The eldest Llama-ette, slipping and falling on the sports court at St. Marie of the Blessed Educational Method, managed to fracture her wrist and had to be whisked off to the emergency room.

"But, Tom," regular readers are no doubt saying to yourselves, "Didn't she do that already a few months ago?"

No, that was her next youngest sister. Who of course became the latest expert on such medical matters when the eldest came home encasted. I've broken up many squabbles among the Llama-ettes, but this is the first time I've ever had to stop a spat over comparative wrist injuries.

The eldest is off to the orthopedist today to have a closer look taken at her wrist. Apparently, the fracture is quite small, but the E.R. folks thought it wise to put a cast on it to keep it from getting aggrivated by another shock.

I had expected the gel to play the martyr. However, after it was explained to her that her cast would certainly prevent her from going to diving practice for a couple weeks and would probably keep her out of the pool altogether for a while, she suddenly displayed the fortitude of that Roman who held his own hand in the fire in front of Lars Porsena just to show him a thing or two. In fact, she was downright indignant in her insistence this morning that nothing is wrong and that she doesn't need a cast anymore.

UPDATE: Good news. The doc was able to fit out the gel with a waterproof cast. Not only that, but she made it to diving practice this afternoon and was able to tough it out.

Posted by Robert at June 2, 2008 08:27 AM | TrackBack

Let us know how it goes with child protective services. Two of the girls with fractured wrists?

Posted by: rbj at June 2, 2008 12:51 PM

Yes, that thought has wandered into my mind as well.

Posted by: Robbo the LB at June 2, 2008 01:37 PM

Sympathies on that, though I do understand the competitive wrist injury thing. My sister fractured her arm when we were kids, and I was slightly jealous of her for, oh, about twenty years :-)

Whatever about the social services, I'm sure the school is terrified you'll do the next logical thing and sue their socks off. What, no ambulance chasers yet rung you up to offer to take them to the cleaners, no foal no fee?

Posted by: Fuinseoig at June 2, 2008 04:34 PM

I hate to say when I read this last week, I held my breath thinking the same thing as rbj. What a world.

Posted by: tee bee at June 3, 2008 10:59 AM