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Caddie takes a tumble

January 5, 2008

Chers Amis,

Ouch!  Poor Caddie took a tumble yesterday afternoon and fractured her collarbone.  After all the trees she has climbed you would think she had finally grimpe un peu trops.  Nope.  She was carrying a heavy box of oranges, ran  too fast, tripped and landed on her right shoulder and cheek.  I was watching from behind and saw her almost gracefully somersault to the right and land with only two oranges spilling on the driveway. The cheek by her eye was a little scraped, but it was her shoulder that hurt. She is not one to cry so I knew it was more than it appeared even if she could still raise her arm. Of course we were not at home, so we had a good 35 min drive back to our part of town to see the urgent care for x-rays. Sweet Caddie was crying most of the way, partially from pain, but more because her sister and brother would have to spend the afternoon in a waiting room.  Pippin was thrilled because he remembered that there were video games at that location.  "That’s where I got my head stapled, right, Mom?  Cool!"  Luckily, we were able to call ahead for an appointment and were seen right away. The doctor on call said she could see no break but would let me know if the radiologist saw anything.  She sent us home with Caddie’s arm in a sling.  About 8:30 last night she called us at home to say that the radiologist had seen a lateral fracture in the distal end of the clavicle. No cast necessary, but Caddie cried anyway, realizing that that meant no tree climbing for several weeks.  Now that hurts.


10 Comments leave one →
  1. January 5, 2008 7:45 pm

    Oh no! I hope she feels better soon! Avoiding trees is no fun.

  2. Priya permalink
    January 5, 2008 11:26 pm

    Oh no! Caddie and no climbing! What next could be skewed in the world? Suspension of gravity?! Sorry to hear she was hurt. 😦 Hope the pain has eased and she is climbing things in her mind’s eye. Give her our best, let us know if we can help, and we’ll see you soon!

  3. yls permalink
    January 6, 2008 4:08 pm

    Ouch is right! Tell her that good thoughts are coming from big D 🙂 I have a feeling that it’ll be tough on you too – keeping her from over-doing it isn’t going to be easy!

    Happy new year,
    yls & ur

  4. January 6, 2008 8:02 pm

    Oh! Poor dear! Hope she is up and climbing very soon!

  5. January 6, 2008 11:51 pm

    Oh please give Caddie an extra gentle hug from all of us and let her know she will be in our prayers for a painless and speedy recovery.

  6. January 7, 2008 1:28 pm

    Oh dear! She must have been inspired by Little Britches and his amazing somersaulting from a horse trick. Poor girl…

  7. hélène permalink
    January 7, 2008 4:43 pm

    un gros bisou à Caddie. Elle profitera des arbres au printemps avec encore plus de joie

  8. January 8, 2008 1:09 pm

    Oh…poor Caddie. It’s sad to watch our little ones suffer.

  9. January 10, 2008 6:59 pm

    Poor thing! Remind her that one day when the pain is gone it will be one of the family tales – like the head stapling!

  10. January 13, 2008 11:03 pm

    Thanks for posting your list of books about Georgia O’Keefe on your sidebar. We’ll be taking a class about her in late February and so we’ll be studying her next month. It was nice to get your “book list!” I’ll share later what we do & learn!

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