We love her doctor. We use a male doctor and in the coming years I know there will be some awkward conversations and visits for a girl to have with a male doctor. So sadly in the next few years I think we will have to make a switch. Dr. Swindle let Ella use his ear examiner (no idea what those things are called) and pretend that she was the doctor. She looked in Reese's ears and reported there was a bird and looked down her throat.
Last weekend in baseball Reese got hit by the ball while batting (they use a really inconsistent pitching machine). This is the second time this season that she's been hit. This time Neal encouraged her to scoot up closer to the plate to hit and she said no. Then one of the other coaches also told her to scoot up just a bit. She is so intimidated to scoot close or swing hard since she got hit the first time. She reluctantly scooted up and sure enough the ball hit her finger, smooshing it into the bat. She yelled "I told you I would get hit" and ran off the field sobbing. I missed all of this because I was at soccer practive with Ella. Poor girl!
While at the doctor she dramatically told the doctor about her finger injury. I did want him to take a look at it but I wasn't expecting to leave there with a potential fracture and a finger splint for a week. He said we could x-ray but the course of action if we were to confirm a fracture would be to splint it. So we just went ahead and did that and if it got any worse he wanted us to come back in.
This sweet girl doesn't need to get hit anymore this season (or ever again would be good) as I'm not sure that we will be able to get her to hit again as it is.