Jane's Broken Collar Bone

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Poor sweet Janey girl broke her collar bone on Thursday :( :( :( Here's what happened:

First of all, the kids like to roll down hills at the various parks in our neighborhood, exhibit A:
Probably not the safest activity in the world, and sadly we've had to learn a hard lesson.

On Thursday night after Chris got home from work I took the kids outside to play. It was a glorious, warm day - the warmest day probably since September of last year. No jackets required! Selfies ensued:

 These kids are cray cool.
 Jane's last pictures before the incident, only 20 minutes later.

We walked up to one park, it was too busy (when the sun comes out, so does the entire neighborhood! Soakin' up those rays!), so we walked down to the other park. I pushed them on the swings for awhile and then they took off up this hill - the same one in the video above. I thought more rolling was about to commence.

Jane was up at the very tippy top, ready to roll, when all of a sudden a bee flew by. It was one of those massive, huge, black, furry, bumble bees that I could see from a mile away. Jane is TERRIFIED of bees. She turned around and started RUNNING full speed down the hill. My heart went ice cold and all I could do was run towards her and hope and pray she didn't land on her head or neck because she honestly could have died. She was going so fast and picking up so much momentum. She crash landed at the bottom on her arm and immediately started bawling harder than I've ever heard her cry. Jane is a tough cookie with a high pain tolerance. It takes a lot to make her cry, so I knew this wasn't good.

I couldn't see any broken bones and she seemed to be okay with her arm wrapped in a makeshift sling, so we gave her some children's tylenol and decided to keep an eye on it then call the doctor in the morning if she was still hurting. She was. At 10am Friday morning I took her in to the doc, he pushed and pulled and prodded at her arms and requested some xrays. She was so good and strong and brave during the whole ordeal. The doc said he couldn't really see anything in the xrays so he was going to forward them on to the pediatric radiologist 3 hours away in Landstuhl and he hoped I wouldn't hear from him the rest of the day and Jane would be back to rolling down hills tomorrow. Yeah. No. A half hour later he called and said there might be a fracture and they don't have the right equipment and to head straight to the ER in Weiden. Jane was so upset when we told her the news and was so tired from a restless night, so she took a two hour nap and then Chris drove her to the hospital a half hour away. They looked at the xrays and you can clearly see: her collar bone is broken :( The first broken bone in our entire family.
 They said this is a common injury in small children and the only way to fix it is to immobilize her arm for two weeks and it should heal itself. Human bodies are amazing.

We made cupcakes and ate ice cream for dinner. Whatever Jane wants, Jane gets for the next 2 weeks.
Love you Jane, so sorry you have to go through this!


  1. Awwwwwww poor baby girl!! I hope she feels better soon!!!!!

  2. Sweet babe! And poor mama! I assure you, this is all much harder on you than her. When I was five, I fell off of our roof and landed on a tookbox below. It broke most of my ribs and snapped both of the bones in my right arm right in half (causing a compound fracture). It also bruised some of my organs. Yes, I remember it sucking and hurting. I hated staying in the hospital! But it wasn't so bad... for me. My mom, on the other hand, still can't talk about it without the color completely draining from her face. It was awful for her. I never completely understood and actually used to tease her about it until I had children of my own. NOW I get it. Seeing your baby hurt is the worst possible thing in the world. :( My thoughts are with all of you. Especially you. Hope she has a speedy recovery! 💕💕💕

  3. Awww. Poor Little Jane! Hope she feels better real soon.

  4. Aw, Paige. :( Poor thing. Like you said, she could have died. I am so glad she is ok. It is NORMAL to let your kids roll down the hills. Mine did it. Hugs

  5. Oh my goodness, she look brave though! Hope she heals fast...ice cream helps! ;)

  6. Poor little sweetheart - and poor Mommy and Daddy too!

    I think it hurts us almost as much when our kiddos are injured/sick. You can see she's not feeling well in the photos. Praying that bone heals up "good as new" and that her pain/discomfort go away really quickly!

    Hang in there Sweet Janey! I'm a Mommy that runs from big black bees too! ;)

  7. Poor Jane - hope she feels better soon! It is great that she rolls down hills - my 3 did and they were fine (except for the time my oldest was pushed by a neighbor down a hill without notice which resulted in a broken wrist). Hope she is back to normal in 2 weeks!

  8. Poor Jane! I read this post and tears go down on my cheecks! but Jane is a very strong girl!! Great Jane I send you a kiss!!! And send hugs to you, Paige! :-*

  9. Awww feel better Jane. What a trooper. First broken bone in the family, knock on wood. No need for a cast, whew.

  10. Definitely common! She'll be feeling better in no time! Scarlett and I were reading a book on her bed last August and she lost her balance and fell backwards. She was complaining that night and couldn't fall asleep so I took her to the ER. They said she was fine, it was just tender. She was still complaining after the weekend so I took her to her Ped. They did X-rays and sure enough, broken collar bone. I bough a little sling on amazon to help keep it immobilized. She felt better within a week. I hope Jane feels better soon!! Poor girl! Oh and there's a bump that will form where the bone is healing too...it says there for awhile. Just in case you notice :)


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