Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Labor Day weekend we planned on spending a nice quite time at home doing some fun activities with the kids. We were getting in the car to go to the Zoo and I turned around and Eliza's finger was caught in the door jam of the heavy door to the garage. When I opened the door and got her hand out I knew it was serious. ***WARNING*** If you don't like to hear about gross stuff STOP READING- When I looked down I saw the top part of her finger hanging by a thread. It was hurting her so bad she was trying to grab at it and pull it off. Right away we knew we had to leave. Just before the door shut on her finger the garage door spring broke. Carlos and I both tried frantically to get the garage door to release and open, but with no luck. Carlos said for us to just go in his car. So we ran out the front door and jumped in the car. We arrived at the urgent care by our house and Eliza was in so much pain she wouldn't even let me hold her and was screaming on the floor. They got us back and told us they wouldn't be able to fix it there, but that we should got to Scottsdale where they have a hand specialist on call in case she needs it. They did give her something for the pain there and a few minutes later and we were on our way. After a while in the ER they told us they would stich her finger back on. After the pain medication she was doing much better and was so brave. They had to reposition her finger nail back on and sew the sides of her finger back together. After that we went and got some lunch and she was even dancing to the music. After several other doctors appointments we found out she did chip a piece of her bone in the accident, but it should be fine. Her finger seems to be healing well and a few months from now we hope you won't even be able to tell.

Thank you to Arlene for watching Nico while we went to the hospital, for dad for bringing a much needed pacifire to the urgent care, and mom for taking us to the hospital and staying with us, and for the support and prayers of everyone.

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Tiscia said...

Poor thing! What a brave girl, and it sounds like you handled the situation well.

Anna Macfarlane said...

oh eliza: poor thing! It makes those garage commercials with the carrots all that more close-to-home!

Glad she's gonna be OK!

melanie said...

That brakes my heart. She is my favorite little girl. I didn't realize what she went through. I knew she hurt her finger, but didn't realize how bad. What a strong girl.

The Buckleys said...

Marci, your Mom told me all about this and all I can say is OWWWWWW! Oh my gosh! That must have hurt so badly! She is so sweet in that hospital pic! What a brave little girl.