Saturday, December 13, 2008

Sticks and stones

What's that saying? Sticks and stones may break my bones. well, how about trees? Sweetie was sledding on Thursday and met a tree with her foot first. She was in a lot of pain, so we took her to the (not so) convenient care where they took x-rays and told us it looked fine. So they gave us this women's size shoe to protect the foot (the smallest size they had) and an ace bandage to help with swelling. She refused to walk on it, so I was carrying her around everywhere on Thursday. Friday morning she woke up and still refused to walk. Sure enough, the doc at the conv. care called with the official report which showed a small fracture. They even set up an appointment with an orthopedic doctor for the same day. So.... the appointment went something like this:

Doc: So, what happened?

Me: She was sledding and rammed into a tree foot first.

Doc: ahh. well, it looks like there is a small crack in the bone.

Me: ok, that's what they told us...

Doc: So, the best thing to do is to keep it wrapped, rest it, ice it and use that shoe to protect it.

Me: That's what we've been doing. The shoe is kind of huge for her foot.

Doc: Yea, well, it would take us a week to special order the right size, and she should only need to wear it for a couple weeks anyway.

Me: Ok.

Doc: So, thanks for coming in.

Yea, and thanks for taking my copay and running with it. I had to carry her out of the office. When I got home, I was mad at myself for letting him get away with not doing ANYTHING and still charging me for the visit. When we got home from the doctor, she was in a lot of pain. She asked for a priesthood blessing. So, we went to my parents house and my dad and Benson gave her a blessing. While we were there, Benson also whipped up this make-shift crutch for her to use. The blessing made a big difference for her. Today was better, she was willing to hobble around on it. She can't put any weight on the front of her foot, but she can walk on her heel. She was hobbling all over today while she played with her cousins, and its quite swollen tonight, so I think we learned that even if she can tolerate the pain, we need to make her take it easy.

She's a tough girl! Every day is an adventure.

7 comments:

Denise and Brandon said...

I hate having to go to the doctor for that very reason. Hope she gets better fast.

Kim W said...

Oh, I'm so sorry! I hope she feels better soon. Give her big hugs from us!!!

Nora said...

I love Dr.s Stephen went through the same thing. 2 Dr.s 2 copays only to tell me. Yup it's broke, he can't run or jump for a month... Thanks.

He did end up running and doing too much because it was the beginning of summer, all he has to show for it is a big calcium lump where the break is. It is hard to keep kids still.

devri said...

Dang it. at least it wasn't broken.. strong little one..

C said...

So seriously. You know I am extra short and I have a pair of crutches laying around. If you want them!

Monroe Family said...

So sorry! I hate going to doctors only to find out once you get there that there was really no need. Glad to hear the blessing was just what the patient ordered! They always cheer me up! Hope you are accident free for the rest of the holidays.

Julie said...

What a nice Christmas "present" for her! :) Hope it heals quickly!