Dave Annable Shares His Emotional Reaction to Daughter Charlie Mae, 5, Being Injured

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Dave and Odette Annable's daughter is on the mend.

The Brothers & Sisters actor revealed on Friday that his 5-year-old Charlie Mae suffered an injury, sharing a photo of himself in the hospital with his wife, who gave a thumbs up, and their girl, who smiled in her hospital bed. Dave recapped his emotional reaction to seeing his child hurt.

"I remember someone once saying to Odie and I right before we were about to have Charlie that we are about to experience at least 30% more on either side of the emotions scale when you have a child. Turns out 30% is closer to 80%," he writes in the caption.

"Experienced quite a bit of both yesterday," continues Dave, also sharing X-ray scans. "I know this thing can function as a 'journal' as well. In that case, Charlie Mae and Mommy, the strength both of you showed yesterday is unmatched. Patient and mommy are doing great. Daddy on the other hand could use a scotch, some hair dye and another adult diaper."

"Remember that scene in Indiana Jones when he 'drank from the wrong cup' and aged in seconds? Hold my beer...," the dad jokes.

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Celebrating Charlie's 5th birthday in September, Dave shared a photo of his child on Instagram, writing, "Looked up the definition of grateful and it's not even close... #gratefultimesinfinity."

At the same time, Odette recalled Charlie's birth story. "5 years ago yesterday, on LABOR DAY, I thought I ate bad cheese. I refused to believe I was in Labor because Charlie still had two weeks to cook in my belly," she recalled. "Labored on my own for 24 hours thinking I ate bad cheese 😂 5 am my water broke and if it were a normal day of traffic in LA, I would have given birth in the car. Whoops."

"Five whole years later," added Odette, "here you are in all of your glory, making me a better person every day. I love you to the moon and to the back Charlie Mae. Please never stop saying it like that either. Happy birthday you crazy beautiful little angel."