We had a fantastic babysitter for our kids while we were gone. But I think what she had to deal with was much more than she bargained for!
On Thursday Addie went from this:
To this: Of course this was not a surprise. But she ended up being pretty miserable and I felt really bad for not being there to support her.
On Friday Jasper the kitty got sick. He just threw up a couple of times - as cats sometimes do - but it worried the kids and again, I felt bad that Jane had to deal with the clean-up. Yuck!
On Saturday Isaac was at a birthday party at Jump On It (I know, I know - we were asking for it, right?). He landed wrong on his left wrist and heard a loud snap. Right as he became aware of it, two large guys bounced him and he landed on his left wrist a second time. A man realized what had happened, threw Isaac over his shoulder and carried him to my friend who was hosting the birthday part. One look at his wrist and she could tell it was a bad break. Off to the ER! My friend Sue took some pictures of his arm while they waited 30 minutes before they could get authorization from my parents to give him some Morphine. She told me he was like a "little man of steel." He told me "it was like a dream!"
Our babysitter Jane showed up with Addie at the ER 45 minutes later so Sue could get back to the birthday party. Addie walked into Isaac's room and burst into tears. I think she cried enough for the both of them! She was so worried for him. At this point we were just getting back from Cozumel when we received the news. Wes was able to speak with the doctor right after he reset Isaac's arm (they had sedated Isaac at that point thankfully). The doctor said that Isaac was doing great and that everything would be fine. He texted the x-ray images to Wes so we had a pretty good idea of how bad the break was. 3 1/2 hours later - they all came home. Isaac's arm was splinted and in a sling.
Jane handled all of this so well! And thanks to the friends and neighbors that helped out with babysitting, etc. We really felt that all of our children were in good hands during it all. So grateful!
Yesterday I-man got his cast on. The nurse said they see many breaks at their office - and that his was definitely a bad one. He chose the color green and is excited to go to school today to have it signed by his classmates. Unfortunately this means a cancelled basketball camp and no cello for six weeks. The good news is that he can still play tennis, swim and play the piano with one hand (I am sure he is thrilled about that one). Oh - and he can still play Wii. Thank heavens!!
The little girls got pretend casts of their own!
So that is what happened while we were gone. But it didn't end there. We got home Sunday and the next day Sarah Jane got a fever and threw up. And it was a snowstorm outside! Back to reality!!