Yeah, so Faith broke her arm. If you're counting (please don't), this is the 6th broken arm in the Romney family. Faith has the dubious honor of being the only child to break her arm TWICE, though, so that's something.
Don't read the breaking-of-the-arm description, please, if you are our insurance agent, kay? Because it involves the trampoline: The most dangerous/most played with toy we own.
It was Sunday afternoon, Seth and Faith were playing on the trampoline, Faith went to get off, Seth bounced while she was standing on the edge, she fell and hit the ground. I did my usual denying of any illness/injury and Ryan did his usual "of course something's broken/ill, you ridiculous eternal optimist". We called our doctor friend and were loading Faith up to check with him to avoid ER fees, but as we were loading even I could see it was really really hurt and we headed to the ER instead.
She was a trooper as we waited, and they basically told us it were super broken which means Surgery and Pins. She was in the hospital for 24 hours and everything went normally and the only thing of note was when Ryan forced the surgeon to commit to a hard cast because, really?! A 3 year old in the summer, with a splint and some ace bandage for a month?! Really?!
It sucked majorly not being able to swim, because as previously posted, we swam every day last summer. Faith decided to remedy that by falling into the pool at swimming lessons, fully dressed, and was whisked back to the o,rthopedist's office (for a new cast) where one of our friends, who is a doctor there commented that we should have a standing weekly appointment. Har de har har.
We got it taken off exactly one month later (so she could swim at Boulder Bay at Silverwood, of course). The doctor warned that 3 is young to remove pins without anesthesia, but we wanted to just try the easier (cheaper) route first. I was seriously praying like crazy the few days before. I had Ryan take off work and he held her (with Netflix streaming on his phone) while we distracted her and the doctor whisked those babies out like it was nothing. I was so thankful!
And that's the story of the cast. So, Vegas odds on whether there'll be Broken Arm #7??
Seth lost his shoes and had to wear Faith's too-small pair to a soccer game. He was pretty miserable. After the game, Ryan asked what he'd learned from it. Seth replied: "To have a happy attitude when things are hard?"