During Sundays softball tournament Peanut was hurt, insert total face here!
She stole 2nd with a perfect slide. She was safe! She got up and the look on her face did not have the look of excitement on it that it should have. She was clearly in pain. She was taken out of the game which then made her facial expression go from slightly miserable to more than slightly pissed!
I checked on her in the dugout and learned that she had grit, gritted, ummm grit- clenched her jaw so hard that the loose tooth she had been messing with had come out and she had twisted her ankle. She has horrible ankles but seemed more concerned about the tooth so I didn't think too much more about it. I gave her some Motrin and she sat out the rest of the tournament. Insert another sad face here!
On the bright side she was awarded "Star of the Game". Her coach said anyone who stole a base with such force that they came up spitting teeth was more than deserving of this award. I agree!
It wasn't until the drive home that she let us know how bad her ankle really hurt. When we got home and took a look we found a slightly swollen and somewhat green ankle. The next day was a field trip that is only offered to 5th grades and one that cannot be made up so she once again sucked it up to attend the field trip. By the time she got home her ankle was twice its size and she was having a hard time walking on it.
A trip to the after hour pediatrics office showed no break, thank God, but she does have a pretty good sprain and will need to stay off of it for about a week.
She is a very active kid so to say that the crutches have been a little hard for her to deal with would be an understatement! We may try walking on it tonight...wish us luck!
Getting ready to steal 2nd
Yep, definitely not an "I'm ok" face!
Stars of the game! Madi also received the game ball for an amazing diving through the air catch for the 3rd out!
24 hours later
She finally got the hang of the crutches today and has stopped using her armpits. She's not been a real happy camper during the learning process so this smile was worth documenting!
Hopefully wearing the new compression ankle stocking will help with her weak ankle in the future because now that she actually has crutches they are so not cool!
"I can't believe I ever wanted these stupid things"...be very careful what you wish for!