Saturday, October 18, 2014

Her first sports injury

Five minutes before the end of her practice Thursday nite Darby got hurt in a scrimmage. She is a tough player and so when she is down it must really hurt. She couldn't walk on it still Friday afternoon so took her in to the ER to get an xray. No fracture just bruised but has to wear this thing at least over the weekend and missed her game. Her team was also sad about that since they are similar to the little engine that could and Darby is their only scorer really.  

I immediately freaked out because it meant I would have to figure out our dreaded insurance and was overwhelmed with what to do with the other kids and sure was wishing I lived closer family.  I cried to the first two receptions I talked to (and poor Beth) and finally called my sister for advice. She gave some great tips and when we settled on the ER she said to put on my cutest outfit, bring food, redo my makeup and take my time and that she has noticed they are nicer to you there when you seem like you have your act together. 

So that's what I did. I waited til others were home from school, picked up a babysitter and it went great. 

Oh all the poor ladies at drs offices and insurance companies who I have cried too I couldn't even count! Thankfully I usually never talk to them again! 

Darby is currently the house celebrity because is there anything cooler than crutches? She has realized they aren't very fun but her siblings have not. 

And at least she got to get pictures today! 


Nancy Jo said...

So sorry about her foot! I wouldn't be surprised if she does have a hairline fracture. Glad she got to take pics with her team at least. Great tips from Linds.

Lindsey said...

Crutches and a cast do look cool! She is so tough and so happy she loves soccer. Hopefully she will be back in there soon!! Sadly I have had many ER experiences. I guess I would have to add bring a toothbrush just in case you are there all night or get admitted. Or gum. :) xoxo

Courtney said...

I feel like crap that I didn't know! I am so sorry! Having to worry about insurance and stuff is no fun. I'm glad she is okay though! Love you!

Mindy said...

Injuries suck! Hope she heals super fast!

Madalyn Oconnell said...

I’m sorry to hear about Darby's injury. Just don't stress out about it too much and take it positively. Injuries are really a part of being an athlete. It comes with a great athlete's passion through giving their all for the sake of winning, and that’s the perfect lesson she must learn. Anyway, she still looks so adorable even in crutches. I hope that she has fully recovered from that injury by now, and that she is back on track with soccer. Thanks for sharing that, Brooke! All the best to your family!

Madalyn Oconnell @ SHC Denver