January 4, 2009

The Ice Skating Accident... as told by Katelynn

Well this isn't Hillary, its her oldest daughter Katelynn. But my mom is currently not able to share what happened Saturday afternoon at the ice skating rink. Oh. Geez.


So Rebecca and Emma have wanted to go ice skating since this little (and I mean TINY) rink opened downtown. So with Gramma in town we all thought it would be nice and relatively easy to go and spend a day downtown to show Gramma around. We all climbed in the car to have a seemingly good day. Well we got there and it was PACKED. The rink is small and it was like you couldn't move without knocking down a small child. But we figured, we're already here, lets just do it. Andrew and I got on and we were doing good, and I was helping little Emma as she flipped and flopped everywhere. But Rebecca was having some problems, so mom decided she was gonna help.

She went and got her skates, laced them up and began to scoot along the edge of the rink. She had a successful first trip, and most of the 2nd trip. As all of you should know, my mom is a picture FREAK. No joke, she takes pictures of food. But she's never in any of them, so Dad pulls out the camera to take a cute little photo and Mom starts playfully yelling at him. Well I now see where i get my inability to run and yell at the same time from. Mom then loses her balance and falls, but her foot stays behind her. The good news is, we got a picture of her mid-fall :) Unfortunately my Dad and i are computer retarded and dont know how to get the picture off the camera. So ask Mom to put it up here

So anyways. She begins to scream I BROKE MY ANKLE!!!!! Then the pain kicked in and it was all bad. She's still lying on the ice mind you. so Dad pretty much leaps  over the barrier and goes to her and from out of no where Nannie and Papa (My Mom's parents) show up so Papa goes to her too and "taps" her. "Tapping" is some mumbo jumbo that supposed to make you feel good. apparently it works, but i think its a bunch of crap. So Mom then yells at Papa.There was kids everywhere to, i wanted to punch them. not really, thats violent. Hahahahha....

Meanwhile a guy who worked there called 911 (This guy looked like he was about 5, but he was in high school) and Papa starts yelling at him and i swear he almost cried. So the ambulance showed up and took mom away. Emma was HYSTERICAL. Sobbing that she doesnt want then ti touch her mommy. Rebecca was upset but controllably, and Andrew was sullen. While I, Super Sister, calmed everyone the heck out!

Well my dad and i took the rest of the kids and gramma home and we rushed over to the hospital. She was in the E.R. for awhile and they gave her some pain medication, the "D drug" as mom called it (she couldnt remember the name). She's all loopy and what not and kind of hilarious. Apparently the ambulance guys were cute, as the drugs tell us. Well the first Xray told us that she broke her tibula and fibula near her ankle. which is bad but not as bad as it could be. Then the 2nd Xray clarified that not only did she break those bones, she broke all 3 bones that support her ankle and dislocated the ankle. That takes talent! 

So today at 9 in the morning she went into surgery to fix it. Everything went well and she'll be home tomorrow and probably on the computer to. Ask her about "scrawny jesuseses"

:)


7 comments:

utmomof 5 said...

While I amfeeling for your mom adn how hard it will be to be a mom with a very broken ankle I am laughing! You decription was too funny -- I could just see it all happeneing!! Can't wait to see the picture. Tell your mom I am thinking of her and hope to hear from her soon!!

Phoebe said...

Oh my! That must be so painful. Rest up, Hillary!

Heidi Ashworth said...

Tell your mom SO sorry that happened and hope she is feeling better wayyyyy soon! And your post was hysterical. Thanks for keeping us "post"ed.

Jenn said...

So sorry! BUt you have to admit the girl tells a great story! Feel better soon!

andrea said...

i'm sorry, but i can't stop laughing. yes, at someone else's misfortune. it's just so funny as told by a big sister.

Lance and Kim said...

Hillary I'm so sorry about your ankle! Having fun with the kids should not be painful. Katelynn--great job telling the story.

Nancy said...

Well said, Katelynn! I'm so sorry for your mom, though...ouch-a-roni!