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Update on my niece

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

My 5 year old niece had an accident at her home yesterday. She was standing on a chair and tried to turn around so she could sit down. When she went to turn around, her foot got caught in between the rungs in the back of the chair. The chair she fell off of was wooded with parallel rungs going from the top of the chair back to the seat of the chair. When she fell, the chair tumbled with her and she landed on her elbow (on a hardwood floor).

She was taken to the hospital and the x-ray revealed her elbow was broken in three places. She went in to surgery to have pins placed into her elbow in the hopes that her bones would heal properly and fuse together somewhat as they heal. The pins were placed into her elbow directly through the skin (no incisions were needed) and a cast was placed onto her. She will be going back in a couple of weeks to have the pins removed and a new cast will be put on.

I'm relieved that she's back home and doing ok. I've been told that her brother and younger sister are trying to help her do things and adjust to having a cast on her arm.
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  • GETFIT2LIVE
    So scary! Glad she is home and doing okay, but I will be praying that it heals properly and quickly.
    3687 days ago
  • FUNKY5RED
    Oh, the poor thing. I hope she isn't in pain and will heal quickly. Her brothers are so sweet to help her. How far away is she from extended family?
    3687 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6821505
    i am glad she is doing better! what a scary accident. i am glad she is okay though! emoticon
    3687 days ago
  • BEXNEW
    Oh my goodness - I am glad that she is okay and it wasn't even more serious than that - I am sure it will take her awhile to adjust. Big hugs.

    BEX
    3687 days ago
  • CANDOK1260
    i WILL SAY A PRAY FOR HER AND YOUR FAMILY AREN;T IT HARD WHEN THE LITTLE GET HURT EVEN A LITTLE
    3687 days ago
  • MABTE52
    I hope she feels better.
    3688 days ago
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