I've gotten about 4" done on the first Cam sock. How did I accomplish this at last? Well I did it while sitting in the emergency room waiting for Em to get xrayed and then again today at the orthopedist's office. In the last 24 hours we have:
1. Been told that Emily broke her arm.
2. In two places.
3. By two emergency room doctors.
4. After a 4 hour wait.
5. In the hallway of the ER.
6. Had to wrangle an appt. with a specialist.
7. Who then informed us that the arm was not broken.
8. In either place.
9. And charged me another $150.
10. Not covered by my insurance.
11. Handed me an ace bandage.
12. And sent us home.
Em was sad because she wanted a blue fiberglass cast for her friends to sign and an ace bandage isn't as good as a cast. You can't sign it. It itches. It flops and sags. It looks "dorky". She would prefer not to wear it and if it is not broken why then does mother insist on ice and elevation? Please, there are people to IM, kthxbye. Except, maybe it hurts too much to do the catbox. Yes, sitting here on the sofa with an ice pack might be just the thing.
That's right. Two emergency room doctors misread her xrays and the orthopedist insists that she really just has some soft tissue injury and a deep bone bruise. For which we are grateful. Except I have to confess to a little bit of suspicion and anxiety about whether or not he's right and would like the hand of G-d to come down and write the answer "Broken" or "Not Broken" down for me so I know for sure. Because I am QUITE sure that it would be an accurate diagnosis. Because how could two ER docs be wrong? I suppose we'll know in a week when it is either healed or not healed, sore or not sore.
How did this happen? Miss Grace Incarnate fell out of a (parked) jeep.
The sock looks really good, though.