Sienna’s new accessory

April 6th, 2011   Stephanie   Three best friends   No Comments

Don’t let this pic fool you. Mui Mui is quite the brave little girl.

Yesterday, Mui Mui tumbled off the bed and fractured her arm while playing with her brothers. Hong says she ‘cartwheeled’ so I think she just lost her balance and unfortunately, she landed wrong. She cried longer than her usual I’m-hurt-but-just-need-a-hug cries and told me her ‘ouchie’ was on her left arm so I took her to her pediatrician. The pediatrician examined it and couldn’t find anything, but to be safe we decided to x-ray both arms.

It turned out she has a torus fracture on her right radius and ulna so the pediatrician referred me to a pediatric orthopedic as she thought Mui Mui would need a cast. Thankfully, the ped ortho said she only has to wear a splint for the next three weeks and then a follow-up x-ray to make sure she’s all ok. Apparently, these things are pretty common for her age since their bones are still soft. Kids also heal quickly, which seems to be the case with Mui Mui as she’s pretty much back to normal. I think it’s the adults who have a tougher time getting over the scare.

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