Update on my niece
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
My 5 year old niece had an accident at her home yesterday. She was standing on a chair and tried to turn around so she could sit down. When she went to turn around, her foot got caught in between the rungs in the back of the chair. The chair she fell off of was wooded with parallel rungs going from the top of the chair back to the seat of the chair. When she fell, the chair tumbled with her and she landed on her elbow (on a hardwood floor).
She was taken to the hospital and the x-ray revealed her elbow was broken in three places. She went in to surgery to have pins placed into her elbow in the hopes that her bones would heal properly and fuse together somewhat as they heal. The pins were placed into her elbow directly through the skin (no incisions were needed) and a cast was placed onto her. She will be going back in a couple of weeks to have the pins removed and a new cast will be put on.
I'm relieved that she's back home and doing ok. I've been told that her brother and younger sister are trying to help her do things and adjust to having a cast on her arm.