Injury strikes our team today. We gathered in the heat for the bed races. The full-time elders joined our team so we’d have 5 people: The two elders, Jennifer, Amber and Natalie. We were looking good before the accident.
The two oldest granddaughters joined the kazoo band. We couldn’t get the boys to march with them.
The parade started with the band blaring away with pirate tunes. That was followed by the bed racing teams.
Dancing in the Streets
They were dancing in the streets after the parade. Even a couple of sister missionaries joined in with some of the children.
The beds lined up for the big race.
The checkered flags are raised and we hear, “On your mark! Get set!”
The cannon fires and they are off. Our team overtook team 3 as they headed down Main Street.
We were ahead when injury struck. Jennifer twisted her ankle and went down hard. I watched as her knee and elbow hit the ground.
I hobbled over to where she laid. Some of the bystanders were making her comfortable, and when I saw her ankle I knew she wasn’t going to be doing any more racing today.
The ambulance came and they said they would take her to Newark Wayne. I asked the elders to come with me so we could give Jennifer a blessing.
We got to the ER at Newark Wayne and they informed us she hadn’t been brought there. We beat the ambulance by about 15 minutes. I’m surprised we beat them; I drove the speed limit.
We were there for hours as they x-rayed Jennifer’s leg, sedated her, and set her ankle. Then we had to wait for the anesthesia to wear off. We were pretty much there most of the day.
While Jennifer was coming out of the anesthesia we were entertained by her ramblings. I didn’t realize that people said such funny stuff when they were half in and out of sedation.
They finally released her with instructions to see an orthopedic doctor first thing on Monday.