A week before our vacation Sam was trying a new trick in the back yard while my back was turned. Now, I heard a THUNK and a scream like she's never screamed before. And Sam screams a LOT. Jer and I both knew it was broken when we realized she didn't even notice the blood trickling from her mouth due to a DEEP tooth bite in her tongue. My heart sank as I knew the whole Arkansas trip would be such a bummer for her (it's usually full of running, swimming, climbing, swinging, boating...everything this never-stopping-body LIVES to do all day long).
So what exactly happened? Well, here it is from the horse's mouth (she's had 6 weeks of practice telling this story to every stranger we meet):
"Um, I ran down the hill and I jumped but I missed the bar. And I WHAM I hit the ground really really hard."
|A few days after the break...The first few were ROUGH but once the pain was manageable she was good to go!|
The sling comes off this week and she is READY to go back to the upside-down/flipping life that she's missed so much. And swimming. She's SO looking forward to jumping into a pool!
UPDATE: much to our dismay, the doc says it has to stay on for another 2 weeks. She's healing but, as the doctor said, "She uh...kinda moves a lot." She needs to wear it so she isn't doing the acrobatics that she does 12 hrs a day sans sling. Boo. BUT she can still swim and take it off while sleeping. So...yeah.