On Wednesday, we had out eagerly anticipated follow up doctors appointment with the orthopaedist for Sarah's broken clavicle. While we knew it had only been 4 weeks we were hoping to hear good news. In the last week or so, Sarah has not been in any pain and has discovered that she can go without her sling for periods of time. AND she has been able to bathe herself-oh happy day! I knew that we probably would be given the go ahead for sports right away, but I wasn't expecting for her to be sidelined for another month!
They took new x-rays and compared them side-by-side. The doctor was very pleased and she is healing quickly, "laying down new bone nicely" is what he said. However, he has not given her clearance for basketball or PE just yet. He said swimming could start in 2 weeks.
I cannot tell you how devastated Sarah is. By nature, she is an athletic and social child. This is her first time playing basketball and was loving it. She hadn't even played in a game yet. One of her best girlfriends is on the team with her and not being able to participate is killing her. Thankfully, if given the clearance in 4 weeks, she will still be able to play in a few games. When I broke all this to her Wednesday afternoon, she was in tears. My moody child, of course, proceeded to take it out on everyone. Evidently, the fact that she even broke her collarbone is our (her parent's) fault because we decided to go to visit family over the holidays (family that, by the way, she loves and would have been pissed as hell if we hadn't gone). It has nothing to do with the fact that she was running around chasing her cousins and acting like a fool. Nor does it have anything to do with the fact that she was jumping off the stairs that I had already told her not to do!
While this whole situation has been a total pain in the ass, I am so thankful that it wasn't anything more serious.