Hi there bloggies!
Before I start with the next installment of the Lowcock family saga ………….. here are a couple more gorgeous cards I received in the mail last week. A Big THANK YOU TO MY WONDERFUL BLOG FRIENDS!!! Click card pics to visit Fiona & Lee-Anne’s blogs!
So … do you wanna know the latest??? You are seriously not going to believe this!!!! And … you are going to think that I must be making things up!!! But … I can tell you … this is really TRUE!!! Yesterday afternoon … Gav, Sandy & Skye went out for a motor bike ride on the farm. I can hear you all exclaiming “OH NO!” Yep … you guessed it! We now have another injury … Gav was “doubling” Skye … and the bike slid out from under them in a very slow turn … and Skye has broken her leg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😯 It was only a “soft” fall (as Gav described it) … but I think because she wasn’t wearing the strong bike boots … she copped the brunt! (All the boys have the proper gear … but Skye only rides very occasionally … so we haven’t seen the need to buy the gear for her … but … in hindsight … she could have been wearing Shane’s boots & very likely the break wouldn’t have happened.) 😦
It was rather dramatic … we ended up with 3 ambulances here … the first was a “special response” (single) car … and he realised because it was going to be a tricky “extracation” (due to being on a sloping paddock) … he called for back up … and for a “truck” to transport Skye to hospital. So … it was just as well … because they needed the 4 ambulance guys & Gav & Shane to carry her up the paddock and into the ambulance. She was in a lot of pain … it took about 1 1/2 hrs to get her settled and well enough medicated to allow for splinting etc. They had to be cautious about neck injury … even though Gav was pretty sure she hadn’t landed on her head. So … that all took extra time. It got quite dark & cold in the paddock but the ambo “SR” had big floodlights and all the right gear. They did a great job. 🙂
Skye arrived at Wollongong hospital at around 6.30pm … and we left to come home 10 hours later at 4.30am!!! Gav & I had been through the starving phase 3 times having not eaten since 12.30pm when we had a sandwich for lunch. Anyway, after hours of waiting … the final diagnosis was an oblique fracture to the tibia. (Amazingly the fibula is still in tact!) The orthopaedic doc said it was “border line” for surgery … and left the decision to us. He said it would be 10 week plaster vs 3 weeks healing after the op. But … then proceeded to tell us the disadvantages of surgery which included a 25% chance of chronic pain in her knee for the rest of her life. We went for the plaster option … although … this needs to be monitored regulary over the next 6 weeks … to ensure that the bones don’t move. If they do … then surgery will then be necessary!
So … it is going to be a long road ahead … with lots of complications … like our week to Vanuatu in July … and Skye’s exams this week … and her prac sessions next session of uni … and her PE subjects (with physical components) for uni … and no driving for 10 weeks … and no work (no money) for 10 weeks … etc etc etc!!! She is still in quite a lot of pain … but we are managing that with “drugs”. She is still a little nauseous and dizzy when she gets up to go to the toilet … but for the next 2 weeks she has to have as little up time as possible. (At least until the back slab is replaced with the full (to the upper thigh) plaster.
And … to top that all off … mum has gone into hospital tonight for her hip op tomorrow! 😯
Well … I like to finish on a positive note … after all that “high drama”. Sandra mentioned in a comment the other day … that I hadn’t shown you any photos of Bree lately. And … yes … she is growing soooo quickly. I don’t want to be one of those annoying nandys who keep bombarding you with photos … but am happy to share … particularly when requested. You can see the pics above that were taken today of Skye & Bree! (Thanks Sandra for your interest! You put a smile on my face … after a very sleepless night!) 😀 Take care everyone … I have to go and give Skye a sponge bath … and then I am hoping for an early night! (Although … sleeping on the lounge next to Skye may not be that refreshing!!!) After a morning yesterday STAMPING … I have heaps to share … but that will have to wait until I get organised! 🙂 Hugs xxaxx