Saturday, April 16, 2011

First x-ray

First (probable) bone chip. First (possible) fracture.

Apparently she is her father's daughter.

It was a simple trip on a crack in the sidewalk. We were walking back to Uncle Kyle's from dinner and she was chasing N. Molly simply tripped, fell, and landed wrong on her arm.

We kept an eye on her as she was favoring her left arm, but then she started to use it. She was fine during her bath. Then after getting in her pjs she went to let herself down from the big bed to get on her travel bed and cried out in pain. She was super exhausted at this point so we decided to see if she could sleep and then go get x-rays in the morning. Unfortunately she was tossing and turning and woke up in pain around 1:30 am. So, off to the ER we went.

They took an x-ray and noticed a bone chip by the growth plate. Since she's so young this could be nothing, but she clearly has pain in the area (pointed to her elbow whenever she was asked where it hurt). They put her in a splint and we are to follow up with a Peds Ortho doc. Another set of xrays will be done and either a fracture will be more clear or she will be well on her way to healed. Splint for 7-10 days with possible cast if Ortho doc deems fracture.

1 comment:

Mama Bree said...

Poor Molly :( Hope she gets better real soon!!