Tonight the girls were in the backyard for a few minutes by themselves, swinging on the swingset. Savannah came running to the door shrieking that Sarah had done a flip on the side bars of the swing set & fell off and hit her back "really hard" on a nearby chair. We went running out to see what was wrong & found her sitting in the chair crying. Sarah is really sensitive anyway, so even minor boo-boos illicit lots of tears from her. She's not trying to get attention, it's just how she deals with things. Anyway, we got her to stand up & move around a little, but she was hurting pretty bad. Larry did several tests (from back in his Paramedic days) to see if she'd punctured a lung (broken rib). She was breathing well & seemed to pass all the tests, but she very well may have broken a rib. It hurts when she raises up her right arm, too. Poor kiddo. ouchie!! Check out the bruise on her back. It's actually a little darker than this looks---my flash washed it out a little.
4 years ago