There’s never a dull moment around our house. Big Soccer Girl will be Big “sit on the couch” Girl for three weeks after breaking a bone in her hand while skateboarding. It’s not a great time of year to be out with National Cup and tryouts coming up, but we were grateful for no surgery, a soft cast, and only three weeks out.
We were fortunate to get her in quickly to a great orthopedist whose daughter is about the same age and also plays club soccer. Not that it necessarily makes him a better doctor, but it was comforting to hear what he would he would do if she was his daughter. Because she’s still young and her bones are still flexible, he was able to snap the bone back into place- it was pretty amazing.
Actually the most amazing thing is that she never cried throughout the whole experience. Her eyes were bright with tears, but she’s one tough cookie. Aside from being mad at herself for crazy skateboarding, the most devastating thing has been the no soccer at this point in the season. Oh well, she can sit and watch her team practice and sit on the bench and assistant coach and cheer. She’ll be raring to go for the last two pool play National Cup games. Who would want to miss out on Lancaster?