Sunday, May 22, 2005
Pink Ninja Training Camp, lesson #234.
Pink Ninja with her temporary splint on.....
This is recollection of events that occurred on Saturday May 21, 2005 as remembered by Pink Ninja....Transcribed by her Momma.
I was sitting at the kitchen table with an orange crayon, trying to draw a bird I recall seeing outside earlier in the day. Why I was handed an orange crayon is beyond me, I mean really an "orange mockingbird", really. Momma was unloading dishwasher, Dash was in his room building with his train tracks.
Then it occurred to me "I should stand in this chair". So I stood up as fast as I could, then I sat down real fast. My Momma said, "Pink Ninja, you better sit down, you will fall." My Mom is old, slow, and knows nothing of the lightening quick reflexes that my Ninja training has brought to me. So I try this feat again I stand fast and sit just as fast, in fact it was so fast I was sure this Momma of mine would never see it. She caught me midsit and said. "Pink Ninja, what did I say? No standing on furniture, you will fall and go boom." I smiled at her, with one of my prize winning smiles, I learned this smile trick from my Pink Ninja psychological training course, when I was 3 months. The smile works every time. I decided I would try this sit and stand thing one more time, this time I know I can do it without being noticed by Momma. So I stood up fast, and Momma turns her head, I lost my balance somehow. Like I said Momma is SLOW, and she let me hit the floor. I hit my head, and Momma got an ice pack and rocked me for an hour. I only cried for a second. I spent the rest of the day trying out my other Ninja skills, my right arm was a little tender, but I was still able to use it. I could even pull myself up onto the couch and other furniture with it.
Momma noticed my arm was swollen and took me to the hospital ER, Dash and Daddy came with. It was cool. I got to meet 2 young Drs. They did not think my arm was broken due to my ability to still use arm, and they were also surprised I was giggling and smiling the entire time. "If it was broken you would think she would cry". There were a lot of babies crying, many whose injuries and illnesses were not as severe. They have not learned the Ninja secret of stealth, they're cries were just giving away their position.
They had me go to radiology which was great, they had better toys than the ER, they also had more chairs to climb on. So I went into X-ray with my Momma, and they held my arm down. There is nothing worse than being restrained. This made me very upset, and the fact that my own Momma was helping these insane people expose me to these cancer causing x-rays was very upsetting.
The x-rays came back as positive for a fracture of both my ulna and radius. I must speak with my
"Ninja trainer" on strengthening my radius and ulna. I do not want to be in this precarious position again.
So the 2 physicians and my Momma, put my temporary plaster splint on. They thought I was being such a "good baby" and sat "so nicely". I was simply paying attention to how they splinted my arm. You will never know when medical skills are needed. I may have to use this skill at a later time.
The bad news, I can not wear my "Ninja" clothes, due to the nature of this temporary splint. I am doomed to a life in tank tops for the next few weeks I am afraid. I also have to go to an Orthopedic surgeon on Monday for a consultation. They may have to reduce the fracture and put a regular full cast on.
Oh, by the way this plaster splint is heavy and makes a great weapon, I am using it on Dash when the Momma isn't looking. I wonder if the full cast will be a better weapon?