Rough week in the Taylor House. Chalupa went in for more X-rays only to find nothing. Just
under her knee at the growth plate, her left tibia is either very deeply bruised, or hairline fractured. We didn't want to pay for an MRI ($1,500) only to have about the same treatment... rest. She's on the DL (disabled list) until March 1 at the soonest. Probably will not see any action until the ides of March (always wanted to use that in a sentence).
The injury happened at Basketball practice a week ago. She was "boxing out" her opponent from the lane and rebound. Her opponent (teammate) happened to be the center. Her opponent happened to toss her to the floor like a wet rag. Her opponent, seen here, was Abby Normal II. And you can also see the crutches that Chalupa is not scared to use as a weapon.
Meanwhile, Big Dawg had his trauma at school. For the second Friday in a row he crawled into the nurses office at school complaining of a tummy ache. Last Friday we determined he was faking it because his big sister (Beaner) was at home sick. So naturally, we thought he was faking it again. In fact, Sidetrack and the nurse were joking over the phone about it, and decided to keep him in school. But, as luck would have it, when he got home... he puked twice. Shame on us. So, before he went to bed, I told him the tale of "The Boy Who Cried Wolf", and I think this will be the last time we have such deleterious results.