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Mini-Vacation ~ Day III

Tuesday (7-8), our 2nd and last full day at Mema and Papa's, started out much the same as Monday; I took pictures of the horses and the go-cart was brought out.

However, other things we had planned; swimming and playing at the playground, didn't quite work out as planned. Instead, John, McKayla and I ended up spending the afternoon at the Urgent Care Clinic.

I'm getting a head of myself though. First off, pictures and then the story.





This time I succeeded in getting proof that *I* rode the go-cart too. :-) McKayla told me at one point that she liked it better when *I* drove b/c I'd take her over the old vegetable garden full of rutts and bumps that would jostle us around. Haha.



She also liked it when Daddy would let her "drive" and they made several passes by Mom's bedroom window and she'd be grinning from ear to ear (McKayla but I'm sure Mom was grinning too LOL).




Then it happened. (If icky pictures bother you, I'd scroll quickly by. I DID blur it out a bit but you'll still get an idea of the injury.)

McKayla was back in her seat beside John as he was be-bopping along. I noticed that she kept putting her foot outside the go-cart and John kept pulling it back in. She put it out again as they were crossing the driveway and I heard her yell and start crying at the same time that John was grabbing her foot. He comes up the driveway, holding her foot and my heart sank.

Remember, we're out of town.
In a unfamiliar area.

John checks our insurance app to see who's in network and we find an Urgent Care Clinic not far down the road. We take her and after filling out paperwork, we're finally seen. They're amazed that it was road rash and were convinced it was a burn from the exhaust (impossible as the engine and components are on the BACK of the go-cart).

They treat it as a 2nd degree burn, give us a prescription for a salve and instruct us to keep it wrapped for a couple of weeks. They also x-rayed for possible broken bones but thankfully didn't see any.

And now for the pictures.....remember that I blurred the wound a bit.

On the way to the Urgent Care Clinic.

At the Clinic.

Waiting for her prescription, sporting her new
sunglasses and eating M&M's......her "prize"
she chose.

Of course when you have an injury that involves a cast or wrap, you HAVE to have it autographed. :-D




When we got back home, we scheduled a follow-up appointment with her pediatrician and had another x-ray done. She gave us a little more care info than the Clinic did and said that it looked surprisingly well considering it was still so fresh......no infections and healing nicely.

A week later and it's looking really good! She's gonna have a super gnarly scar tho! LOL


When the accident first happened, McKayla kept saying that Daddy should have stopped, or shouldn't have gone that way; blaming Daddy in some way. Whenever it was mentioned, McKayla would stick her fingers in her ears and say she didn't want to talk about it. A little later however, she started owning up to the fact that it WASN'T Daddy's fault, and started admitting that it was her fault. We assured her that it WAS an accident and accidents DO happen.

She milked the injury for a little bit, telling Daddy that she couldn't walk and while I'm sure it DID hurt for awhile, she started losing her case when we'd see her running across the house or yard perfectly fine but then when we told her it was time to go to bed or something else equally unfun for her, she'd say she couldn't walk. LOL

Ugh. Kids. LOL

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