last night, jim came home from
then this morning at the farmers' market, dylan uncharacteristically started to cry. i thought maybe she'd been stung or something. we came home and couldn't find any marks, but figured out her poor arm was injured. (please don't call child protective services; i promise, i did not yank or pull her!) jim immobilized her arm in a little bandana sling, and i took her to the doctor, who was in, even though she does not ordinarily keep saturday office hours. as soon as i took the sling off, dylan started to cry again, but the doctor gently bent her elbow, and it clicked back into place. she was instantly better and used that arm to reach for a lollipop.
i am SO THANKFUL the doctor was in and that it was such an easy fix. the nearest hospital no longer officially takes kids, and the last time we were there, they sent us in an ambulance to children's hospital. instead, within twenty minutes, we were done. God is so gracious!
now, i'm totally paranoid about dislocating her elbow again. (apparently, it's a pretty common injury in kids.) we were at tj maxx, and dylan was holding my hand and started to pull, and my heart about dropped. dylan almost never cries, even when she gets immunizations, and i don't want to see her in that kind of pain again any time soon.
i think we're finally turning a corner, health-wise. dylan is fine, jim's fever is gone, and our colds are beginning to relinquish their evil grasp. tomorrow jim is off from work, and we'll enjoy a family sabbath together. we're looking forward to some vacation time in the not-too-distant future. i can almost taste it.