Sunday, February 7, 2010

T-Rex and the ER

Yesterday we let T-Rex go to the skating rink with our friends. Within 30 minutes they were calling us asking us to meet them in the driveway because she took a pretty bad fall and might need it checked out. She was in absolute agony, and my gut feeling was to take her to the children's ER instead of an in-and-out place that would refer us to a doctor on Monday if it was broken. Thankfully I listened to my gut.... because she managed to break both her tibia and fibula. The tibia was REALLY out of place, and the fibula was more of a fracture. We spent the next 6 hours in the ER where they took a ton of X-Ray's and decided not to do surgery. They eventually sent us home with a cast up to her thigh and a bunch of pain killers.

So today she is trying to relax on the couch, reading a few books I ran out to get her, watching tv, and watching the clock so she can have her next pain pill. The doctor says she should be back at school in a few days, but we can't even begin to fathom that possibility today.

The cast was cut around the whole thing to allow her leg to swell without too much pressure, and then wrapped with 3 ace wraps to keep it still. Later this week she will go back to the orthopedist to get more x-rays and another cast layer added to keep it still. Hopefully everything stays where it needs to stay and she can get up and moving soon.

1 comment:

Holly said...

Oh No I hope the meds control her pain well poor girl!