Saturday, December 10, 2016

Broken bones

This fall Elisabeth decided to take gymnastics instead of dance. For the most part, she's loved it although she's a little scared of doing cartwheels (but determined to practice until she succeeds).

At level three, she's progressed on to some dangerous things like swinging from bars and jumping on beams. But it was during warm up that she broke her arm. She was to jump on to the edge of a mat and she had done that, when it flipped up and knocked her onto the ground. She landed on her elbow and knew right away that something was wrong.

 We didn't have to wait too long in emergency, considering how busy they were, and it wasn't too long before they'd x-rayed her and put a fibre glass splint on her arm.

 It was pretty painful but after a few pain killers, she was able to fall asleep and woke up bright and shinshiney the next morning.

After a few hours of work, we went to Whiterock for a walk and a bit of a distraction.

We stopped for coffee for me, and...

Ice cream for the wounded!

Who knew you needed two arms to eat ice cream?!

 And later yet, she went for a spin in a tea cup.

The elbow healed nicely, but it might be a while before she takes another gymnastics course!