Feb 2009: Recap.
Nothing really exciting happened..
No one broke a bone and for the most part everyone stayed healthy.
There was the slight brush with a mental breakdown after the 59,756th snow storm in a row, but I''m better now.
Skipping over to March 2009..
This entry is dedicated to Nicole..
March was the best and the worst month.
Since January you were enrolled in a gymnastic class designed for Cheer Tumbling, we called it Back Handspring Class. One night after cheer practice you were absolutely ECSTATIC. After 3 months of practice, you had finally "got" your back handspring and coach was going to work it into the routine for the upcoming competition. Yeah! It took so much work and you were so happy.
The day before the competition there was a 2 hour practice to make sure everyone was ready.
( you all see where this is going?)..
On back handspring # 54,000ish you landed wrong and broke your hand. * at this time you should have stopped and iced it, not done back handspring #54,001.
We all thought it was sprained, you thought maybe your finger was just out of socket and YANKED it to try and put it back in.
When we went to the hospital to "make sure", it was a total shock when the nice Russian doctor showed us the X-Ray and showed us where it was broken. Bone BIG SPACE Bone. ( I may or may not have fainted, Danielle and Casey may or may not have had to come pick us up because they wouldn''t let me drive.. )
Nice Russian Dr. lady made us an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon the next day and then tried to set the bone back together.
*tip to all medical professionals, do not tell someone that the procedure they are about to have is going to hurt REALLY bad, you may get launched across the room by a very scared and very strong teenage girl.
Competition was the next day. You were so sad. You had worked so hard and you deserved to be on the mat with your team. You dressed and with your bandaged arm you went the competition and supported your team. The next week you had surgery where they inserted 3 screws to repair the damage to the bone. It will be in a cast for the next 4 weeks.
You have a trip to Washington DC coming up and the weather is getting better. This month will be a billion times better.. I promise.