Sunday, August 26, 2007

Trying to Outdo Daddy


Our Jilly Beans won't be strumming her guitar for a few weeks because she had a little misadventure with the trampoline. She's already broken her daddy's record once, by having a snake bite soon after her first birthday. Her daddy was at least 8 or 9 before we went to the emergency room for that. She's "broken" it again,,both bones in her left forearm (clean breaks they say). Her daddy didn't break his first bone until he was 6 or 7.

Now, if we can keep her from playing football, shooting air rifles, going frog gigging, and, riding horses, we may be able to prevent any more broken or punctured things. If we can't, then all Jerri has to look forward to is a load of gray hair and early insanity.

I'd like to commend the, far from, "wonderful" service our Beans received at the Helena Regional Medical Center. Jerri was only there for over 5 HOURS,,,not one person was called from the waiting room during the first 3 hours she waited. The a/c wasn't working too well in the waiting room where they spent majority of those hours, and it was hot and smelled like unwashed hobo a'la mode, and there was a large family in there, who's 1 ill member was there for a toothache, who proceeded to have a family picnic with various goodies from the snack machine. Beans was in pain and after hour upon hour of waiting, finally began shaking all over and laid down in the dirty floor and sobbed her little heart out.

They splinted her arm after x-rays, gave her a little pain medicine by mouth, a prescription for pain (that can't be filled until tomorrow due to there being no pharmacies open around here after 1 pm on Saturdays), and sent her home. Jerri is taking her to their family doctor on Monday.

All Beans had to say about her injury at first was, "Momma, I gots a Boo-Boo."

9 comments:

Brent said...

That is soooooooooo SAD!! Damn hospital!! I hate them! I always have. Give her a kiss and a hug from Iowa to make it feel better!

jazzi said...

Jeri's going to have her hands full! That's awful about the ER. Pretty sad to let a baby be in pain for that long.

Sally said...

awwww, poor little sweetie; that is so sad. ER's are the worst, but for goodness sake, looks like they would have had some compassion for potentially broken bones!! I hope baby beans heals well and fast. Bless her heart!!

Cal said...

That's awful how long you had to wait. I hope she heals fast and feels better very soon.

T*mmy said...

How horrible!!! Broken arm and horrible service!!
Bless her lil' heart!!

Joan said...

Geez talk about bad luck! I heard on the news the other day that there has been a rash of accidents with kids on trampolines, and they are trying to make them safer.

Cindra said...

Unfortunately, it's that way in all hospitals now. When my mother had her stroke in December they took her by ambulance to the hospital and she sat in a wheel chair for 6 hours until I finally got hold of her by phone... I had been trying for hours while I sat in airport waiting areas. I finally told her to fall out of her chair and lay on the floor. That worked. They took her in a room. Isn't that awful?
Poor baby! I hope she heals quickly and well.

mreddie said...

I know it was a horrible experience with the pain and the ER wait but that is one of the cutest photos I think I have ever seen. ec

AndiePandie said...

Ack! ERs are the freaking worst. They are always like that. Blech.

I doubt this will keep her down for long. She'll be running around with that lil' cast on in no time.