Thanks for all your well wishes. It means so much to know that I have so many great blogging friends. It really has been a stressful couple of days but I'm sure things will eventually start to get easier. Many of you have inquired about the nature of the accident, I've decided to just post it here. If for no other reason then to just get it off my chest, I'm feeling very guilty over the entire thing and I probably just need to let it go.
Maya, the 90 lb. dog was leashed to the front door with a long lead. We had been going in and out and she has been known to run across the street to see the neighbor's dog so rather then take a chance of her getting hit, we just secured her to the house. The dog and Makenna were both in the house, I told Makenna to open the front door to go outside. I knew the dog would probably run out but didn't think much of it since I knew she was secured to the door. It didn't dawn on me that Makenna would get in front of the leash or be in the way. She opened the door, the dog bolted - all 90 lbs of her - the leash came from behind Makenna and caught her in the back of the legs - she is 35 lbs - she flew into the air into a horizontal position, the dog got to the end of the lead and the door slammed shut onto Makenna's head and neck. The door handle slammed into her shoulder and broker her collarbone clean through, in my opinion it probably saved her life. Her neck would have snapped if it had taken the full blow. It was the worst thing that I have ever seen in my life, I was 2 feet away and just couldn't get there in time. It happened in slow motion yet so fast all at once.
We spent a good part of yesterday with the orthopedic surgeon who specializes in children. "Impressive break" is what he called it, he had never seen anything like that before, a break like hers, a person who does this for a living said that. The bone is normally so pliable that it bends, he can't imagine the force that it took to make it break the way and in the location that it did. On the plus side, no need for surgery, since they cannot cast that part of the arm, it should set fine on it's own.
I made her a sling last night to replace the ugly hospital one - I thought maybe some froggies would brighten her day. It was the least I could do. We had big plans in the next couple weeks that are not going to work out. I was supposed to be flying to NC tomorrow to see my girlfriend and have a couple days of much needed alone time. In 2 weeks we had made reservations to stay at a giant indoor waterpark in Washington State. Her school recital is this coming Monday. Plans change, I'm just thankful she will be ok.