Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Injured on the Job

If you'll remember, my Valentine's Day involved a vomiting child.  I went to bed thinking about Flora's fever and upset stomach so when she called out for me at 1:30 in the morning I jumped out of bed and rushed to her.  Except I didn't make it more than two steps before I slamed my bare foot into the baseboard heater.  I collapsed to the ground and sent David to Flora's bedside.  

I knew it wasn't your average toe stubbing so after David attended to our child's needs I asked him to get me some ice and and ibuprofen before going back to sleep. When I woke up this morning my foot was swollen and bruised and all my toes looked like fat little sausages.  David called in to work so he could take care of Flora, who is still under the weather, while went to the doctor to get my foot checked. After spending 2 1/2 hours at urgent care it's official; I broke my toe, right where it connects to the foot.  I was given some medical tape, a fancy shoe and some Vicodin to help me through the next couple weeks.  

I have a feeling I'll be seeing a lot of this the next couple days because the nurse also informed me that I have a fever and must be coming down with whatever Flora has.

 This is my first broken bone.  Have you ever broken anything?

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  1. oh no! i hope it heals fast! we are down with the flu right now. just got home from austin. to answer your question, no i have never broken a bone! ouch ouch ouch! <3

  2. Ick, broken toes are the WORST! I break my pinkie toes several times a year (I'm a clutz) but never low enough to require more then the sexy tape. They permantly go in all different directions now :P
    Tobin and I had a nasty bug Thursday night. Phillip had to stay home from work Friday, don't you feel bad when they have to use their sick days on us?

    I hope you guys are feeling better soon!

  3. Bre, sorry to hear that you are both sick. We should hang out soon, you know, when you're feeling better,

    Leah, I don't feel too bad having David home. I think he enjoyed being home with his sick girl. He was the hero all day and I was totally her second choice!

  4. Yeah, Phillip enjoyed the cuddle time! I just feel bad, because now if he gets sick, he can't really miss work.

  5. Yikes! So not like your new accessory (but totally in love with Flora's hair). Any chance you could ask to be waited on hand and foot? Be fed a couple of grapes perhaps? :P

  6. Adora, I don't see myself getting waited on hand and foot. Unless you're offering...Ha. No, my husband has been wonderful but unfortunately he had to go back to work today. As terrible as it sounds I'm glad that Flora still doesn't feel well. It means her energy is low and she's happy to read stories, color, and watch cartoons. All things I can easily manage with a bad foot.

  7. Oh dear...but your story did make me laugh :) Im forever walking into Nates room in the pitch black and falling over his god damn cars!! But I've never sustained any injuries! Im kind of jealous, that shoe is beyond the height of fashion! You need to get a bag to match :D

  8. I'm so sorry! I'm not sure if I feel sorrier about the vomiting child or the broken toe...I'd almost rather have a broken toe?

    I broke my finger once...it was such a pain because it was my right hand.

    Feel better soon!