The other day, after school, we were all playing outside. The kids love to decorate the driveway with sidewalk chalk. They like to ride bikes, scooters, skateboards. They love chasing the dog, and she likes when the kids play frisbee with her.
This particular afternoon was not any different. Rea was riding up and down the driveway on her skateboard. I was goofing off on her bike. Buddy was drawing.
Bud wanted to see what would happen if I ran over a piece of the sidewalk chalk. Challenge accepted. The air in the tires absorbed the chalk and I rode smoothly over. Before I could stop it, Rea said she was going to go over it. On the skateboard. The skateboard that has solid wheels.
She looked like a turtle retreating into her shell. So the first order of business was to straighten her out. They put the hard brace on to keep it in place and relieve the stress.
The docs ordered X-rays of her neck and elbow.
Both X-rays were clear. No fractures or breaks.
Rea strained her neck. That was the official diagnosis.
After a big shot of valium in the butt*, we were sent home with a soft brace for her neck.
We'd like to give a big THANK YOU to the ER staff at Jupiter Medical Center. You guys were amazing!
Rea is 9 and Buddy is 7. Everyday is an adventure with these two! I love them so much.