This was not the best day ever for the Green Family.
When we left for school this morning, it was sunny. Not warm, but it felt like spring because there was so much light. It put everyone in a good mood - maybe too good. By afternoon, it was snowing again in a gross sort of half-melty way, but the sunshine induced crazies hadn't quite worn off.
We can't really blame Evelyn for not being careful. She and her friends were running back and forth outside once school was over, chasing each other, and apparently Ev slipped on the wet pavement and wiped out. Unfortunately, it wasn't only her dignity and her jeans that were wounded. She landed at just the wrong angle, and broke her wrist.
Obviously, we had to take her to Emergency. Luckily there's a hospital only about five blocks from our house, and it's only a little bit farther in the opposite direction from her school. We didn't have to wait too long for an x-ray and a doctor, but any time feels like a lot of time when you have a broken arm. Ev was really brave, but it was obviously hurting her a lot.
The seven of us girls had to stay in the waiting room, and Blakeney went with Evelyn. Ev says they took some x-ray films of her arm, then moved her to a room and hooked her up to a heart monitor. When they did that she was afraid they were going to make her stay overnight, but the doctor said they just have to put patients on the monitor whenever they have anaesthesia. Once the painkillers kicked in, the orthopaedic surgeon set her bones and then put a cast on her arm. They let her pick what colour to get it in, and she got purple. It looks kind of cool, actually.
Finally we got to take her home. Evelyn said her arm didn't hurt anymore - it was numb and she didn't really feel anything from it except a few prickles. She seemed really groggy from the meds they gave her, though, so we put her on the couch and right now we're watching a movie with her. We even let her pick since she was hurt. She chose The Princess and the Frog, which none of us minded seeing again. Hopefully tomorrow she'll feel better.
So that was our day! Whew! We've been joking with Ev that she needs to stop trying to fly, so she won't fall on the sidewalk again. ;-)
The Green Girls