Something Crippled This Way Comes

Last night while I was writing my blog post, the girls were in a swim meet across town. The Mister got the text that Moo had dislocated her knee. For several minutes that seemed like hours, that’s all we knew. Then we got additional information and now I have all the information because it’s been twenty-four hours.

Moo’s knee popped out while backstroking 100 and she still finished her race and another swimmer told Sassy, “Hey, your sister’s fucked up.” Sassy abandoned her snack, slipped and fell on the deck, then ran to the end of the pool where she pulled Moo out. Then she walked her to the locker room, examined her knee, and popped it back in place, because as a lifeguard, she has been trained. *heart heart* And that’s her Moo. *gush gush* So Moo iced and elevated and came home on crutches. When The Mister collected them, one of the coaches said Moo had hobbled over and asked, “How’d I do, Coach? What was my time?”

And we are so proud. Just ridiculously proud. *grins*

No school today. I called Moo’s doctor and if you can imagine, she is out til Monday. Nurse recommended urgent care, so I made a save-a-spot appointment for the afternoon.

At urgent care, they x-rayed Moo and determined she will take a week off from athletics and then she may ease herself back in according to her own comfort level. She’s going to take her anti-inflammatory and spend time with her leg elevated a la icy boo-boo compress.

Moo never could sneak up on anyone, she’s light as a feather with a heavy heel, but now? Click-Clack-Hop, Click-Clack-Hop, you can hear her from anywhere in the house. Something Crippled This Way Comes.

What a tough cookie, what a relief!

Grateful & Proud

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48 Responses to Something Crippled This Way Comes

  1. baldjake70 says:

    You did real good Mimom!

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  2. Yassss! I’m so glad she’ll heal quickly and she’s a trooper! Wow, just wow!

    Sassy is a great sister too.

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  3. loisajay says:

    Dang, Joey! You raised some awesome kids!

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  4. orbthefirst says:

    Poor Kiddo! Glad shes ok! Shes quite the trooper!

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  5. darsword says:

    I didn’t know someone could hurt their knee while swimming. Ouch! What terrific kids! The helpful sister and the swimmer! Now the part that hurts the most, waiting. Ugh!

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  6. Prior... says:

    Oh my goodness – but high five to both – the one popping it back in and moo – such grit –
    And glad it was not worse -πŸ€ΈπŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ
    Oh and happy thanksgiving Joey et al.

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  7. You have awesome daughters – well-trained and ready for anything.

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  8. Proud of you ALL! Happy to hear the happy outcome.

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  9. Family or team – in your house, it’s the same thing. Yeah, coach, you raised some strong women. πŸ™‚

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  10. Dan Antion says:

    Sorry for Moo, but understanding your gushing pride in those kids. Pamper her a little over the weekend. Sending good thoughts for Moo and wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  11. markbialczak says:

    May the healing be quick for your (and our, I want to say after reading in on your wonderful family for oh many years now) Moo. Happy Thanksgiving, the love in your house will most definitely help her feel better. And the food, too.

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  12. marianallen says:

    What a terrific pair of persons! You can tell who raised ’em. You and the Mister do good work, lady.

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  13. Benson says:

    What a gutsy little lady. You have every right to be proud you guys have two marvelous daughters. Hope Moo heals quickly

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  14. ghostmmnc says:

    Sorry for the injury – but way to go for Moo to finish the swim, and for Sassy’s quick response.
    Wishing you and your family a wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving! πŸ™‚

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  15. scr4pl80 says:

    I’ll take those girls on my team any day! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your brood. Thankful to have people like you in my online family πŸ™‚


  16. John Holton says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! Hope Moo’s convalescence is brief.


  17. Glad she’s okay, Joey!


  18. JT Twissel says:

    Ouch! I’ve done then. Never pleasant but definitely survivable.


  19. Oh no! Probably not the Thanksgiving you had in mind, but lots to be thankful for. Hope the healing goes well and fast.


  20. Rivergirl says:

    Ouch! She sounds like one tough cookie.
    Hope she heals quickly and doesn’t hate the down time too much.


  21. Matt Roberts says:

    Aww ❀️❀️❀️


  22. Anxious Mom says:

    Ouch, poor girl! I’m glad she won’t be off her feet too long.


  23. Amy says:

    Oh wow! Moo IS a tough cookie! I hope that she feels better soon. And hooray for help from Sassy. You sure do having some amazing daughters. πŸ™‚ I hope that you and your family had a fabulous Thanksgiving!


  24. Bill says:

    Why let a little thing like a dislocated joint get in the way? It’ll be a week tomorrow. I hope she’s recovered and well soonest. Tough stuff, those swimmers.


  25. kirizar says:

    Sounds dreadful, but at least everyone handled it as if it was no big deal. I tend toward Calamity Jane dire prognostications. And many false and unnecessary trips to emergency medicine. I err rather heavily on the cautionary side. A rational approach no doubt saves a lot of anxieties.

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    • joey says:

      I think they’re like me, calm and collected during, but the adrenaline has no outlet after. It’s good and bad like anything else.
      BUT, she did end up with ortho and in PT, so you know, typical, not magical πŸ™‚

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  26. puppy1952 says:

    Oh dear, poor Moo! But what a trooper. I hope she is back to normal soon.

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  27. JoAnna says:

    You have equipped these strong young ladies with everything they need to succeed and more. What an awesome family! I’m wising all of you plenty of comfort and joy in the weeks ahead.

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