It's a Two'fer Tuesday! Yes, we have picked up the vlogging camera again and we are slowly getting back to a possible vlogging schedule. Al the kids are back in school, and we are settling into the new routines of life with 2 in college, 1 in high school, 1 in junior high, and one in elementary school. But along with our new school routines, we are beginning the routines of youth group, dance, and sports, and that means, it's time to vlog again! Check out this two-in-one vlog...
Breya Goes to Ballet Class
After years of sitting in bleachers and stands, bag chairs and blankets, Breya is finally getting a chance to try something new. For the last 9 years, Breya has tag-along to almost every baseball, Football, basketball, soccer, and school activity that the four boys of participated in. Add it all up and it's a considerable amount of time. And while it might not be her favorite past-time, she has loved being able to support and cheer on her brothers.
But for the last couple of years, we've wanted to get Breya doing something that Breya wanted to do. About two years ago, she tried soccer, but quickly discovered, soccer wasn't for her. We invited her to consider other sports such as basketball or volleyball, but after some practice, she decided basketball wasn't her thing, although volleyball might be.
Now with #1 and #2 in college, Breya has seized her opportunity to do something that suits her. That something is dance, specifically ballet.
Breya is so excited to have her own thing. And, we excited for her. So went and bought her a pair of ballet slipper. On the vlog you can see her excitement and joy for her class. Will she be a ballerina? We don't know, and frankly we don't care. We're just happy that she is happy, and we look forward to watching her learn, grow and do her thing.
Asher Visits Med Express
To keep the week exciting, Asher decided to liven things up with a visit to our local Med Express. On Wednesday evening last week, Asher found a slick spot on the church's gym floor and took a pretty hard fall. He attempted to brace himself with his left hand as he fell. But one fall wasn't enough. Before the night was over, he fell a second time, again bracing himself with his left hand.
Mind you, Asher really wasn't doing anything out of the norm; simply running in one instance (something you do in a gym) and walking the next. He wasn't the only one to have a hard fall that night. When we got home, he mentioned that his wrist was hurting, and since it was late, and Jay is never one to panic and assume the worst. We decided to ice it, prescribe two ibuprofen, and reevaluate it in the morning.
The next day, Asher came to Jay still complaining of pain. He applied his skills (former EMT) and assessed that there was definitely a problem. So we determined to make a trip to our local Med Express, to confirm what we were beginning to think. I know, you're thinking, why not just go to urgent care right away? Yes, in an emergency, we would definitely seek medical assistance right a way. Like we just said, Jay was an EMT for a number of years, as well as serving as a first responder and volunteer fire fighter. He know an urgent situation when he sees one. But raising four boys who play sports, enjoy the outdoors, and get bumps and bruises frequently, we've learned to apply a wait and see practice for injuries. Don't worry, we treat and observe all injuries. But if we panicked over every fall, we'd have seasons where we'd never leave an ER or doctors office. And yes, there have been a number of time where we've made the ER visit to find there was nothing wrong, and visits where we have found significant injuries.
But this time, we suspected a real injury to Asher's wrist. Jay found Asher's wrist tender, even painful to touch. Jay did a grip test and noticed that the left grip was significantly less than the right grip. So off we went.
We made with the doctor who suspected what we did, a possible fracture in the wrist. Asher smiled pretty for the X-rays, which revealed little at first. But the doctor said that was somewhat normal. The break he was thinking about was often hard to see on x-rays. We knew this meant that we would be seeing an orthopedic specialist, having already been down this road with other kids. And sure enough, the doctor referred us to see to an orthopedic specialist. Fortunately, and unfortunately, we're familiar with a really good orthopedic doctor.
The question is, is it broken or not?
Our appointment with the orthopedic surgeon had to wait to after the weekend. And so the answer will have to wait as well. But, we will certainly share an update after the visit. In the meantime, take a few minutes to watch the vlog!
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As always, thanks so much for joining us on our family adventures. And, thanks for watching the vlog!
We'll see you next time here at Life in the Higham House.
- the higham family
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