You noticed I said the night before last? Yesterday morning, Raquel was whimpering about pain in her neck but then she took it back and said she was pretending. At that point, we didn't know what to believe. This was our first experience as parents with a preschool child who is capable of telling plenty of lies and trying to figure out what the heck to do. It was a little aggravating. We ended up keeping her home yesterday and then in the afternoon, through some tests, and despite all the fake giggling and smiling (through tears) Raquel was doing, I discovered she really was hurt.
We didn't think it was broken and neither did the doctor, because there was no swelling or bruising and Raquel wasn't complaining too much. The x-ray surprised us all. Maybe Raquel is tougher than we think she is?
Her doctor said she could return back to school tomorrow if we felt like she should but I think I'll keep her home one more day. She is very afraid of people touching her arm, pulling or shoving her even the slightest bit.
We will take her back in 4-6 weeks for a check up on the break.