The Best Laid Plans...
Yesterday started just like any other day. Neva headed off to summer camp, Joe was home to play with Adilia and I was off to the city to have a special girls day.
I sit down at lunch with my girlfriend, feeling fabulous and very ‘ladies that lunch’. They’d just brought us a glass of wine when I get the call from joe. Neva had an accident at camp. Fell off the monkey bars and they are having a hard time consoling her. We quickly paid for our wine to head back to the car when a downpour (thanks Mother Nature) suddenly unleashed and we headed back to Evanston.
Luckily I was with one of my best friends who offered to take Adilia home to her house so Joe and I could stay with Neva. Thank goodness for two sets of ears listening to what the doctors are saying. Turns out she hit her elbow real good and needed surgery to reposition the bones and place several pins.
The accident happened around 11am and we didn’t get to our room for the night until 11:30 pm so it was a long and emotionally exhausting day.
Neva kept her personality through all the tears though. At one point when they had to put in her IV I was holding her head against my chest as she screamed blood-curdling screams straight out of a horror film. As soon as they were done she goes, “mama let go you’re squeezing me too hard.”
Evanston hospital was once again amazing and Neva invited all her doctors and nurses over for movies. She is now home recovering in the comfort of her own space. Which she is very happy about.
So here’s what we know:
The surgery went great. Neva had three pins put in her arm and will go in for her new cast on Monday. She’ll be in that for four weeks and then we’ll be able to have the cast and pins removed.
Monkey bars are the worst! Turns out the majority of injuries seen this time of year involve kids falling off monkey bars or trees.
This means we will be delaying our departure to Guatemala. We are still trying to figure out our exact plans but looks like we won’t get to fly until beginning of August at the earliest.
So a slight hiccup in our plans. I’m emotionally and physically exhausted and look forward to a relaxing holiday weekend. I see a lot of movies and popsicles in our future.
Joe and I are trying our best to roll with these unexpected events and will keep you posted on Neva’s recovery and our moving plans.
In the meantime please send all creative ideas for entertaining a 4 year old with a cast in the summer.