On Tuesday, Mommy took Granny for a medical appointment, and after, on their way back to the car, they had to walk along a narrow sidewalk. Granny has a walker, and other people were trying to pass by, too, so Mommy stepped off the sidewalk onto the grass to help with social distancing. Only her foot slipped and twisted in some mud, and she fell really hard in the grass. Right away, her wrist and hand started to swell.
Mommy went to the hospital and the doctor said her wrist was broken!
The doctor put on a temporary cast, and then Mommy had to go back to the hospital’s fracture clinic on Thursday to get a permanent cast. Only, the doctor said she was not allowed to drive with a cast on.
I wanted to go, too, so Mommy wouldn’t have to be alone. Auntie R. – yay for Auntie R.! – came to get us. We waited for her in the lobby with all our library books, because we won’t be able to go to the library for five or six weeks now. Auntie is going to return our books for us. When she came, we went on the highway because the hospital is out near where Granny lives because that is where Mommy fell and broke her wrist.
When we got to the hospital, because of Covid, they said, “No Visitors Allowed!” Auntie R. had to go wait for a long time in the car – poor Auntie. She said she didn’t mind, but we felt sorry for her. Because I am little, I was able to sneak in, inside Mommy’s pocket. No one saw me so at least Mommy didn’t have to go in all by herself.kr
First we had to wait in the clinic for someone to let us in, and then we had to wait to see the doctor. Everyone was friendly, but very busy. Waiting is so boring though.
I tried to see the break in Mommy’s wrist, but the x-ray didn’t make much sense to me. It’s a good thing doctors go to medical school so they can tell what’s what.
There was more waiting then while Mommy got her cast put on, and then had another x-ray taken to be sure the cast was on right.
After that, Auntie R. took us to the grocery store so Mommy could get a few things that would be easy to cook with one hand. And, Auntie surprised us with a whole bag of groceries she had gotten for us before she even came to take us to the hospital! Mommy said she feels very blessed to have Auntie as her sister/friend.
Mommy is frustrated because she won’t be able to visit and help Granny for five weeks (Thankfully, our cousins are going to help.), and she can’t do any of her crafting things. We all told Mommy not to worry. We would help her do things and pass the time until her casts comes off. She said, “Thank you.”