Shopping Cart
Your Cart is Empty
Quantity:
Subtotal
Taxes
Shipping
Total
There was an error with PayPalClick here to try again
CelebrateThank you for your business!You should be receiving an order confirmation from Paypal shortly.Exit Shopping Cart

A Whole Pile of Family

Vignettes of our life abroad

Blog

Blog

Broken Finger and Surgery

Posted on December 29, 2013 at 8:40 AM

At the end of the visit from Grandma and Grumpa, Emmett thought it would be fun to climb the bookshelf in our living room. Just as Jeff said “be careful up there” he slipped, fell and apparently banged his pinkie finger into the window or radiator. He was in quite a lot pain and his finger immediately swelled up – so Jeff and Grumpa took him into the children’s hospital here in Barcelona. As a first hospital visit, it was quite an expedient process. Our expectations, having been set by the invariably long waits at emergency rooms in the USA coupled with the typically slow pace of things in Spain, were greatly exceeded as we were all in and out of the hospital with x-rays and a splint (for the fractured pinkie finger) in about 30 minutes.


 

Emmett was taking everything well with the splint, but then about two weeks in, I guess a classmate stepped on his broken finger while he was at school and made the fracture worse – making it a displaced fracture. Unfortunately the school never mentioned this incident to us and we only found out about the severity of the issue when we went for a follow up appointment in another two weeks – where to Doctor found the now displaced fracture and given that two weeks had gone by and it had healed improperly was now going to require surgeries.

 

Fast forward 3 days and we are at the day of surgery. Overall the surgery went fine, but we were definitely unprepared for how things go in Spain. On the positive, we had a private room all to ourselves and were able to hang out there for the pre-op visits, waiting for the surgery to finish and for Emmett to wake up from the anesthesia.  The kids also loved having. On the negative, during what we thought was another pre-op visit, the doctor just walked away with Emmett and apparently started the surgery. Luckily, the nurses were able to explain what happened and Emmett did great. Coming out of surgery Emmett had some nausea and vomiting from the anesthesia, so had to stay the night. I stayed with Emmett and Jeff had an enjoyable night staying with Abby. From what were told, the surgery went well and was faster than we thought. Of course we will know for sure once he has his cast off, which should be tomorrow, and see how his finger is doing.


 

Categories: None

Post a Comment

Oops!

Oops, you forgot something.

Oops!

The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.

2806 Comments

Reply jordan retro
4:17 AM on February 1, 2022 
I am writing to let you know of the nice encounter our princess found browsing your site. She figured out a wide variety of things, not to mention what it's like to possess a great giving style to have the rest with no trouble grasp specific complex things. You undoubtedly did more than readers' expectations. Thanks for churning out those practical, healthy, revealing not to mention unique tips about this topic to Lizeth.
jordan retro http://www.jordan-retro.us.com
Reply golden goose
4:18 AM on February 1, 2022 
Thank you a lot for giving everyone remarkably special possiblity to read from this website. It can be so enjoyable plus jam-packed with fun for me and my office fellow workers to search your web site at minimum 3 times in one week to read the new issues you will have. Of course, I am just usually amazed with the sensational tricks you serve. Certain two points on this page are in fact the most efficient we have all had.
golden goose http://www.goldengoose-outlet.us.com
Reply yeezy shoes
8:36 AM on February 1, 2022 
I have to show thanks to this writer for bailing me out of this type of problem. Just after researching throughout the search engines and obtaining ideas which are not helpful, I believed my life was done. Being alive without the approaches to the difficulties you've solved through your site is a serious case, and the ones that would have negatively damaged my entire career if I had not encountered your blog post. That know-how and kindness in playing with everything was vital. I'm not sure what I would have done if I had not come across such a thing like this. I am able to at this time look ahead to my future. Thank you very much for this high quality and results-oriented guide. I will not think twice to refer your web sites to any individual who requires guide about this subject matter.
yeezy shoes http://www.yeezy-shoes.us.org
Reply moncler coat
11:39 AM on February 1, 2022 
I want to show my respect for your kindness for folks who really want guidance on that area. Your very own dedication to getting the solution all-around turned out to be remarkably practical and have truly enabled others just like me to arrive at their desired goals. Your valuable guide indicates much to me and substantially more to my colleagues. Regards; from everyone of us.
moncler coat http://www.monclercoat.us.com
Reply kyrie 6 shoes
2:50 AM on February 3, 2022 
I and also my friends were found to be looking at the nice tricks on your web page while immediately came up with a terrible suspicion I had not expressed respect to the site owner for them. All the women were definitely as a consequence stimulated to study all of them and have unquestionably been loving them. We appreciate you actually being so kind and for going for such important useful guides millions of individuals are really desirous to be aware of. My sincere apologies for not saying thanks to you sooner.
kyrie 6 shoes http://www.kyrie-6.com
Reply supreme clothing
7:17 AM on February 3, 2022 
I wish to express my love for your generosity for individuals who should have guidance on this idea. Your real commitment to passing the message all through had become really important and has constantly permitted many people like me to realize their desired goals. Your personal invaluable instruction denotes a lot to me and extremely more to my office workers. Many thanks; from each one of us.
supreme clothing http://www.supremesonline.com
Reply off white jordan 1
7:17 AM on February 3, 2022 
I in addition to my friends ended up following the best advice found on the blog then instantly developed an awful suspicion I had not expressed respect to the web blog owner for those secrets. Most of the boys are actually totally excited to read through them and now have in truth been taking pleasure in them. Thanks for simply being really thoughtful and for going for some awesome subject areas millions of individuals are really wanting to learn about. My honest regret for not saying thanks to you earlier.
off white jordan 1 http://www.off-whiteshoes.us.com
Reply golden goose
7:17 AM on February 3, 2022 
I wish to show appreciation to you just for bailing me out of this type of condition. Just after researching through the the web and coming across advice which are not productive, I figured my life was gone. Being alive without the solutions to the issues you have fixed by way of the short post is a critical case, and the kind that would have in a negative way affected my entire career if I hadn't discovered the website. Your own training and kindness in taking care of a lot of things was valuable. I'm not sure what I would have done if I had not encountered such a stuff like this. I am able to at this point look forward to my future. Thanks for your time very much for your reliable and results-oriented guide. I will not be reluctant to refer the website to any individual who wants and needs assistance about this matter.
golden goose http://www.goldengooses.us
Reply jordan shoes
7:17 AM on February 3, 2022 
I as well as my guys appeared to be viewing the excellent guides on the blog then instantly developed a terrible suspicion I had not expressed respect to you for those secrets. My boys ended up consequently thrilled to see them and have definitely been enjoying those things. Appreciation for simply being so helpful as well as for making a decision on variety of important themes millions of individuals are really desperate to be aware of. My sincere regret for not expressing appreciation to sooner.
jordan shoes http://www.shoesjordan.us.com
Reply nike sb dunk high
7:17 AM on February 3, 2022 
I intended to draft you one very small observation to finally thank you over again for the exceptional suggestions you have featured on this page. This has been quite particularly open-handed of people like you in giving without restraint just what a number of us might have marketed as an e-book to help make some money for themselves, primarily now that you could have done it if you ever wanted. The solutions also served as the easy way to be sure that some people have similar eagerness much like my own to figure out much more with respect to this matter. I think there are several more pleasant situations up front for individuals that start reading your website.
nike sb dunk high http://www.sbdunk.us
Reply golden goose sneakers
7:18 AM on February 3, 2022 
Thank you for your own labor on this web site. Kate delights in managing investigation and it's really easy to understand why. All of us hear all regarding the powerful mode you convey informative tips and hints through your web site and inspire response from people on the idea and our favorite child is undoubtedly being taught a whole lot. Enjoy the remaining portion of the new year. You're performing a wonderful job.
golden goose sneakers http://www.goldengooseshoes.us.org
Reply jordan 13
7:18 AM on February 3, 2022 
I not to mention my pals have already been reading through the great thoughts found on your website and so then developed an awful feeling I never thanked the web blog owner for those tips. All of the women had been for this reason happy to read through all of them and have in effect in truth been having fun with these things. Thanks for genuinely simply considerate and also for settling on this sort of ideal subject matter millions of individuals are really wanting to discover. My very own sincere apologies for not expressing appreciation to you sooner.
jordan 13 http://www.jordan13.us.com
Reply kyrie 5
7:18 AM on February 3, 2022 
I am also writing to make you understand what a amazing encounter my girl developed studying your web site. She picked up a wide variety of pieces, which include how it is like to have a great helping nature to make folks effortlessly have an understanding of a number of hard to do issues. You truly surpassed my expected results. Thank you for distributing these essential, safe, informative as well as fun tips about that topic to Kate.
kyrie 5 http://www.kyrie5.org
Reply yeezy
7:18 AM on February 3, 2022 
I have to show my gratitude for your kindness for persons who should have guidance on in this topic. Your personal commitment to passing the message up and down has been rather advantageous and has frequently helped guys just like me to attain their desired goals. Your interesting instruction implies a lot a person like me and a whole lot more to my mates. Many thanks; from each one of us.
yeezy http://www.yeezy350s.com
Reply kobe shoes
2:59 AM on February 5, 2022 
I wanted to write a remark to say thanks to you for some of the lovely solutions you are giving out at this site. My rather long internet look up has now been rewarded with reliable concept to write about with my visitors. I 'd express that we visitors actually are quite blessed to live in a fine network with so many marvellous people with insightful tactics. I feel extremely lucky to have encountered your site and look forward to many more brilliant moments reading here. Thank you again for all the details.
kobe shoes http://www.kobe-shoes.us.com
Reply kyrie 6 shoes
2:59 AM on February 5, 2022 
I want to show my thanks to the writer for bailing me out of this type of issue. Just after checking through the search engines and meeting principles which are not helpful, I figured my life was over. Existing minus the approaches to the problems you've sorted out through your main write-up is a serious case, and ones that might have adversely damaged my career if I hadn't encountered your web site. Your main know-how and kindness in maneuvering the whole thing was precious. I'm not sure what I would've done if I had not come across such a point like this. I can also at this point look ahead to my future. Thanks so much for this specialized and effective help. I will not hesitate to propose your blog to any individual who would like counselling on this situation.
kyrie 6 shoes http://www.kyrie-6.com
Reply supreme clothing
7:28 AM on February 5, 2022 
I just wanted to type a small message so as to express gratitude to you for all the unique instructions you are posting on this website. My rather long internet search has at the end been compensated with extremely good insight to write about with my best friends. I 'd admit that most of us visitors are undoubtedly lucky to be in a notable place with so many outstanding people with beneficial tactics. I feel very grateful to have encountered your site and look forward to plenty of more awesome moments reading here. Thanks a lot once more for all the details.
supreme clothing http://www.supremes-clothing.com
Reply jordan 4
7:28 AM on February 5, 2022 
I needed to send you this little bit of note to help say thank you once again on the marvelous concepts you have shared at this time. This is quite remarkably open-handed of people like you to convey without restraint all that numerous people could possibly have offered as an e-book in order to make some cash on their own, especially considering that you could possibly have tried it in the event you desired. Those smart ideas also acted like a great way to understand that someone else have the same passion just as my own to figure out somewhat more on the subject of this issue. I am sure there are a lot more pleasant occasions in the future for many who read through your website.
jordan 4 http://www.jordan4.us.com
Reply off white hoodie
7:29 AM on February 5, 2022 
I in addition to my friends have already been analyzing the nice tactics found on the website and so then I got an awful feeling I had not expressed respect to the web site owner for those techniques. Those young boys appeared to be for this reason joyful to read them and now have without a doubt been taking advantage of these things. I appreciate you for genuinely quite thoughtful as well as for figuring out some nice things millions of individuals are really desperate to be informed on. Our sincere apologies for not saying thanks to you sooner.
off white hoodie http://www.offwhitehoodies.us
Reply nike sb dunk low
7:29 AM on February 5, 2022 
I and my guys have already been checking out the excellent information and facts located on the blog while suddenly I got a terrible feeling I never expressed respect to the web site owner for those techniques. These ladies ended up absolutely glad to read through all of them and now have absolutely been taking advantage of those things. Thank you for turning out to be indeed thoughtful and also for finding this form of fantastic themes most people are really needing to learn about. Our own sincere apologies for not saying thanks to earlier.
nike sb dunk low http://www.sbdunk.us