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Saturday, December 02, 2006

Broken Arm


My 9 year old grandson from Australia fell and broke both bones in his arm yesterday. He had to be in the hospital overnight and is still on painkillers which explains the groggy appearance. Such bad luck. No swimming all through the holidays because he will be in a cast for at least 6 weeks. He will have to stay home and keep the arm elevated for at least a week. Right now he is saying he wants to stay home until the new year but I think that may get old fairly quickly. I only wish we could be there to help entertain him or at least give him a big hug.
Today will be a day of working on machine quilting the nine patch but I usually end up with a sore neck and back when I do too much of it so I will have to pace myself a bit more.
I think hunting season ends today (I hope!) so we will be able to go for a walk when we feel like it again. Simba will be the happiest dog on the planet. He can't figure out what is wrong with us that we are never walking anymore.

12 comments:

Darcie said...

Aww...poor guy! Looks like he's a pretty sweet patient though.

Perhaps a care-package in the mail would be nearly as good as a hug?!

Suze said...

Now is when an I Spy quilt would come in handy. Hope he is better soon.............

Anonymous said...

take heart -- your warm thoughts and prayers are no doubt welcome too!

Shirley Goodwin said...

Poor boy, my son did that same when he was 6. But at least they heal quickly.

Anonymous said...

Oh dear - that's no fun, especially in the middle of summer holidays! Do let us know how he (and his Mom) does over the next little while.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Poor little fellow, shocking timing-it could have been Winter with no holidays on the horizon. What general area are they in?
can you save your blog to disc?
I am sharing your WOO-HOO quote with my girls ay Quilt Christmas break-up today, I love it! LOL Tracey

Anonymous said...

what bad timing to have an arm in plaster. Especially with Summer holidays approaching here in Australia.

Anonymous said...

Oh no! What a terrible thing to happen at the beginning of school holidays. He'll be going mad by January.

Joyce that might explain my sore back and neck - I finished quilting my four-patch and had to go to the physio to be straightened out! I think hand quilting is going to be much more my speed!

Delta said...

That poor baby! My son did the same as a child right as summer was starting too, and we wound up having the cast replaced with a fiberglass one instead of the plaster so he could swim. It was more comfortable to him too.

The butterfly quilt is beautiful! The blue was a great choice for it.

I also added the recipe for Magic Reindeer Food to my blog since you asked. I'm finally getting into the spirit with Christmas this year.

Simonetta said...

Poor boy!!!As I understand it, I am only now going out of the adventure of my child Mattia, also it broke a leg last August!!! Has a lot of wishes for a fast recovery!

Libby said...

He does look pitiful -- hope he's better soon.

Laurie Ann said...

Poor guy! Hope he heals up quickly. The young usually do. He looks like those meds are pretty good. :)