Sunday, September 14, 2008


Remember my sweet little granddaughter that has Cystic Fibrosis that broke her arm about what, 2 months or so ago? Welllllllll.............she did it again!!! Last Sunday. Sundays are not good for this child.

Here is the email I got from her mother Saturday and the pictures she sent me.

After the initial pain and disappointment of breaking her arm, Katy's mind turned to the fact that she would get ice cream in the hospital and that this time she might choose a different color for her cast. She decided on red, and this was while we were still in the emergency room.

She was in a splint wrapped with an ace bandage until yesterday (they didn't want to cast too soon because of swelling). Friday we went to get the cast on. Katy was a little uncomfortable during the casting process, so the casting technician (yes, when you go to a large orthopedic practice, they have such a thing!). Anyway, the casting tech tried to distract her by offering to put a "stripe" of a different color on the cast, and Katy chose blue.

So it was only natural that it evolved to what you see here. Just a quick stop by Hobby Lobby and some hot glue, and voila!


Stephanie D. said...

Oh, bless her heart! What a bummer of a summer! Is that a new haircut she's sporting, or is it just pulled back?

LOVE the cast "decorations"! She will get a lot of positive feedback on that one!

Vicky said...

Oh, poor sweetie! (I think I spent every summer of my life with a cast on one extremity or another, tomboy that I was.) Katy's cast is way too cool! Never turn down a decorating opportunity, I say! Send her a hug for me, will you?

Candace said...

She is a little cutie, and it looks like the stars worked wonders. Sometimes little things really do mean a lot. Hope she heals quickly.

Ginger Patches said...

Aw poor lil' Katie!! What a little cutie pie she is. Good for her making the most of having a broken arm. At least it's at the end of Summer!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

OMG how awful. That poor little thing. But she sure has one stylish cast going on there.