Friday, February 23, 2007

A Family First

It took over 24 years for the inevitable to happen - one of the Paulson children has broken a bone. Yesterday morning at homeschool p.e. class Kyle was running backwards in a relay race. He lost his balance and fell using his hands to break his fall. The instructor said she knew immediately by the look on Kyle's face that all was not well. They immediately put ice on his arm and came looking for me in the lounge, where I was resting after my workout. I dropped the other kids off at home, picked up the insurance card, then drove over to Urgent Care. Oh ya, it's a buckle fracture with one other tiny break in another bone. They immobilized his arm and we iced it off and on to reduce the swelling. This morning we went off to the orthapedic clinic where an excellent PA casted his arm. Kyle has taken it all so well, just a lot of questions about what's next - his roundabout way of asking, "Is it going to hurt?"


Yesterday evening I took a break from my cards to work on "Fine Linens". I am enjoying this design so much, especially the color changes I've made. I'm glad so many of you approve! This design is by Liberty Street Designs.

There's not much left to stitch, so I hope to finish this weekend. Think I'll use this same fabric to stitch "Silk Threads".

Tonight is my stamp club meeting, then tomorrow Kirsten has a play date at a friend's house, there should be plenty of time for stitching this weekend!! Hears to a good weekend for us all. :D

21 comments:

Vonna said...

Well as you say 24 years and a large family is a very good record and was time to be broken, I guess. I hope Kyle's bones heal quickly and there is relatively little pain invovled in the whole process :)

Katrina said...

Glad you DS is taking things in stride :-). Hope he heals quickly! Love the Fine Linens piece, it's gorgeous.

Jenna said...

I really like this design. I might have to do it myself some day! I'm enjoying your version of it. :)

Stitchie Kiwi said...

That beats our record of 15yrs, and I thought we were doing pretty good! LOL I hope it heals well and easily.

Fine Linens looks great :)

BeckySC said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear of your son! I broke my arm when I was 8...I fell from the top bunk of our bunk beds. I hid it for 3 days before my parents realized I was seriously injured. I was afraid of doctors. Finally got me to the doctor and a cast on...but you tell Kyle my cast was nowhere near as cool as his. Mine was a monstrosity !!! I hope he heals quickly!

Fine Linens is looking lovely!

((((here's a hug))))

Isabelle said...

Ouch! I hope your son's arm heals quickly. Fine Linens is beautiful.

KarenV said...

So sorry to hear about Kyle's arm - hope it heals soon!

"Fine Linens" is looking lovely - not much to go now :)

Ash said...

Ouch! I hope it heals well!

Barbara said...

It's amazing that this was the first broken bone in your family! They think Nicky broke his hand when he was 1 year old, but the bones at that age are so fine they couldn't be sure and did not set it. He has regular use of both hands now, so I guess all's well that ends well. I hope Kyle makes a speedy recovery!

Tracy Baby said...

Sorry to hear about Kyles arm I hope he is feeling better and on the road to recovery.Twenty -four years is a pretty good track record!

Susan said...

Gentle hugs to Kyle! Scary!

Dawn said...

We went 8 years before one of ours broke a bone. Fine Linens looks great!

Have a great weekend!

Sharon said...

sorry to hear about Kyle, glad it's not too bad. I love that design fine linens! looks great.

junesctung said...

Ouch but Kyle sounds so brave. Here's to a speedy recovery, Kyle.

Wendy said...

Poor Kyle! It sounds like he was very brave throughout the whole episode. Well if you have to break a bone, this is a good time to do it. It nearly killed my Nick last year to miss out on 6 weeks of swimming and waterskiing with his cast on his hand.

I love your Fine Lines piece, its looking great!

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

I hope Kyle's arm heals well. Broken arms are no fun:(

Your stitching looks fantastic!

Katrina said...

oh your poor boy Von,I hope it heals well too.

Rachael said...

I hope you baked him a cake or something. The first to break a bone in your family in 24 years is worth some sort of celebration. I hope it doesn't hurt too much though, and heals quickly!

lena-lou said...

Oh bless, poor Kyle! Saying that I loved my 'pot' when I broke my arm, after the shock. Mine was like Becky has described (a huge white thing) and I did it doing a leap and spin in the air (at least that was the idea) on my skating lesson ;-). That's a cool 24 yr record with your big family.

Your Fine Linens is gorgeous and I can't wait to see you start Silk Threads.

Enjoy your week :)

Lili said...

Poor Kyle! With the pain, the itching and all... It's definitely not fun. Will his wrist have to stay immobilized for long?
You've done a very beautiful job with your fine linen project!
Take care!
Lili

Lelia said...

Awww, poor Kyle. Hope he mends well. And, if he is right-handed, my heart goes out to all of you.

Fine Linens is beautiful [I already saw the picture of your finish]

I'm certain the companion piece will be equally lovely