Gwyneth's arm is not fractured, so the cast is no more. And, Tricia received good reports concerning her bronchoscopy! Thanks for your prayer!
This past week has been crazy. We drove to Durham early Tuesday morning (October 5) for some appointments for both Tricia and Gwyneth. We had a few more appointments the next day, so we spent the night in a hotel.
That night, as we were getting her cleaned up to go to sleep, Gwyneth decided to jump off the hotel bed. She landed awkwardly on her right arm. Neither of us saw her land, so we're not sure exactly how she landed, but she was crying hard (which she never does) and was not wanting to use her right arm.
After about 5 minutes of crying (again, something she never does), we decided it was best to take her to the ER. Fortunately, we were just a few miles from Duke, where, of course, they know her history very well.
Long story short, we left the ER around 3am with Gwyneth in a full arm cast. And examination and two sets of x-rays failed to show any bruising, swelling, breaks or fractures, she had stopped crying much earlier that evening, and she was not showing any signs of pain. But, just to be safe, they decided to wrap a cast and re-examine her a week later (which will be tomorrow).
It's possible that she has a buckle fracture, but after a week now, she hasn't show any signs of pain and uses her hand as much as she can with the cast. She loves showing off her cast and the drawings we've done for her, but I'm pretty sure she'll be OK with losing it as well. If all looks good tomorrow, they'll remove the cast.
Along with all of that, Tricia is also scheduled for a bronchoscopy. We'd appreciate your prayers for tomorrow.