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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Wild Child's Broken Leg Adventure

Sunday afternoon I loaded our 3 girls up to attend a 5th birthday party for one of Cutie's classmates. It was at a park and the 2 littles were excited to PLAY! When we got there they ran straight for the giant blowup bounce house. 5-10 minutes later Wild Child was being carried out. She was screaming and crying.

Dr. Hubby decided we needed an xray and that going through the ER would ensure the quickest results.

Wild Child was most worried about the xray, but getting a ride in a wheelchair was exciting and made her smile.

Thank goodness for the tv in her ER room. It made the 4.5 hours pass a little quicker...

She was sent home with a temporary brace, an appointment with an orthopedist, and 2 very freaked out parents. I think it was the mention of "growth plate" that did it for us.

The next day we went for an MRI. This is Wild Child in the waiting room...she loves my iTouch. She fell asleep getting the MRI done...I did too...lol.

Yesterday Dr. Hubby and I took her to the orthopedist. She liked seeing her bones on her xrays.

She has a tibial fracture that extends into her growth plate so she got to pick which color she wanted for her new cast. The orthopedist said we shouldn't worry about the growth plate...it should be fine. That was REALLY good news.

The nurse even embellished her cast with a "casttoo" of a fairy. Our only worry left now is that there are ligament problems under the knee. We should know in a day or two...another pediatric specialist is reading the MRI.
Thank you for all the prayers...they are greatly appreciated!

12 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Oh, holy cow!! That is a huge cast. At least she's smiling.

Cherie said...

Glad she is going to be OK. I love that there are colored casts now although Kristina is right it is huge! Wow!
She'll have a great story to tell!

M-Cat said...

Auuugggghhhhh! Just seeing her poor little face tore at my heart!

Sounds like things are going to be okay, but still.....no fun and that cast is huge! Poor pumpkin!

PattiM said...

Awe, poor thing. I would have been super worried too. She got the same color cast that I picked...Sending {{{{{{HUG'S!! & PRAYER'S!!}}}}}}, hoping she won't be in the cast for long.. BTW... My DGS fell in a bouncy house and was landed on too. He looked really bad when he came out crying. TG he was ok after resting... Too many kids bouncing at the same time can be dangerous...

Hugs,

PattiM
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Julie Harward said...

Ahh, bless her little heart...I hope it heals quickly and doesn't hurt her..give her a hug from me! :D

tammy said...

I'm so glad the growth plate isn't affected. Scary stuff. Hoping she has a speedy recovery.

Cynthia said...

That is a HUGE cast! I hate those bounce houses. Remember that my then 6 year old got her 2 front teeth knocked out in one last year? NEVER again for us.

I chipped the growth plate when I broke my pinkie finger as a kid and they said there could be a problem but none ever developed. I'm sure she'll be the same. She's grown so much since I first started reading your blog. Cute little critter!

Creative Mish said...

What a pretty pink cast. love that tattoo thing they're able to put on it. It sounds like good news

Unknown Mami said...

Poor thing! She picked an awesome color. Sending you love.

DesertHen said...

Oh dear!! What a scary thing to go through! (((HUGS))) to all of you. That is one hot pink cast...she has awesome taste in colors! =) Sending prayers and keep us posted.

princess.buttercupp1 said...

the same exact thing happend to me in the same place and everything im in a temporary brace right now, im 12 i hope it heels fast :)

shmang said...

we went through the same thing yesterday and today, august 3 and 4...she was running to slip and slide, and tripped up...spiral fracture of the left tibia...we just got her cast this am...done in an hour! back home now resting, wonder if we need vit c to help along or just let it go naturally?