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  1. Hi Shelly,
    I am so sorry to hear what has happened. I hope it won’t be long before all is well for Mikayla again. She has a lovely smile and looks great in the picture. I am not a mother but was born one of twins so I know that twins are a handful!:) Janine and I made our mom love Milo, an energy drink! I hope I put a smile on your face. I have some of our baby pictures and posts about us as young twins on my Blog. I really hope Hurricane Irene stays away. It has resulted in a trough over Jamaica. We are supposed to be getting rain but so far the sun is shining brightly. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family today and a special greeting for Mikayla and the twins. Take care and my best wishes to you.

  2. Oh, Mommy Guilt – we can’t avoid it and it sticks like glue to us forever and ever! Does it help if I say, “accidents happen. It’s not your fault. It’s not her fault. Things just happen sometimes.”?

    Yeh, it doesn’t – I know.

    So instead I’ll send virtual hugs your way and keep my fingers crossed that she doesn’t need a cast. I haven’t had one since I was a kid, and they’ve probably gone high-tech by now, but my recollection was that you have to keep it on for about 4-6 weeks. For a fracture, maybe not that long! I’m pretty sure there are waterproof casts now.

    You’ve been through the emotional wringer. Having a child die – well I truly can’t imagine how terrible that is. It’s not surprising then that your emotions can become very intense very quickly when something happens to one of your children. I think it’s very normal.

    This is a really scary experience and the hurricane on top of it (I’m in NC and waiting for it to hit!), plus the financial worries. Who wouldn’t throw up with all of that? Come write about it as much as you need to. 🙂

  3. You shouldn’t be blaming yourself. The big kids shouldn’t have been on the little kids tube in the first place or on the ladder that your daughter climbed (she probably wanted to copy them. Most little kids want to copy big kids and adults). I’ve heard about worse stuff happening at Mickey D’s playhouses so yes, thank God your daughter only hurt her wrist.

    I’ve never broken a bone so I’m not sure about the swimming. I think there are some moves in gymnastics that can be done with one or no hands but that’s advanced. However, considering her age, your daughter might not be doing cartwheels until after her cast is off and instead would be doing basic conditioning-type stuff (I did something like that when I was about 10 but didn’t pursue gymnastics). As for dance, unless the doc says she can’t move her arm a whole lot, there shouldn’t be much of a problem. From what I remember about ballet at that age, the way her arm is now should work. 🙂

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