I'm around. We just hit a little bump in life's road, that's all. Our 8 year old jumped on a trampoline -- her first jump, within the first 2 minutes that we arrived at her cousins' house an hour from home -- and the jump sprang her too high and too crooked, so she landed on one arm. The right arm broke at the elbow.
We've logged in 13 hours at emergency rooms, hospitals, waiting rooms, etc. Still many more hours to come!
Today we took her into surgery at the hospital, where they placed two metal pins in her elbow to hold it into place until it heals.
Do you ever sigh and just say, "Whew. It's hard work being a mom!" I did today.
by Lori Seaborg 2006