Well I went and picked up Brook from day camp and things went downhill from there. Brook had fallen and hurt herself. They took precautions for a possible head injury but that was not the problem. She was complaining about her hands hurting. Only that was not it either. What was hurting was her wrists! Apparently she caught herself when she tripped. She was in enough pain and it was very plain to me that it was not her fake act. So off to the doctor we go. Her doctor's office is only a few minutes away from camp. In we go and I started getting worried. She was starting to get blotchy! Well the doctor looked her over good and drew some blood to check her blood count. He determined that she had Fifth Disease. Her poor face looks like someone has slapped her hard! That was not all. He sent us to the ER for x-rays of her wrists. The x-rays did not reveal any breaks. The doctor said that with children her age that unless the bone was actually separated from itself that sometimes they cannot be seen. The growth plates and bones in children do not always show breaks. He said the level of pain in her left wrist indicates a serious enough injury to be splinted. He would rather err on the side of caution. So on her left arm she was a splint that some people would call a temporary cast and her right arm has a velcro splint on it, looks like a brace. Unlike some doctors, he prescribed real pain medicine for her, tylenol with codine. She is sleeping now.
So tomorrow when I go to court, I will try to get dismissed from duty the rest of the week.