Tuesday, April 20, 2010

IT finally happened...

Ever since Ethan started to walk we knew he would be on the adventurous side. If it can be climbed, he climbs it. If it can be jumped off of, he jumps. It doesn't matter how high or scary it is. See what I mean? Adam and I have always said, it's only a matter of time before we have to make a trip to the ER for a broken bone. Well IT finally happened. But not quite the way we thought it would. Our sweet little Malia, who just barley started to climb onto the couch, who has NEVER jumped off anything in her life, slipped on our tile, fell, and now has quite the cast on her leg. Yes. She broke her leg just walking around. I really could not believe it was actually broken.


Sunday morning she slipped on the floor and started to cry. Adam went and got her and couldn't get her to stop crying, so I went out there and she finally stopped. After she woke up from her nap we noticed that she wouldn't stand on her leg. We thought she must have twisted it funny or sprained something. So we got ready for church got the stroller so we could push her around and headed out. We thought for sure it would be better later on that day. Well later on the day came around and she still would not stand on it or put any pressure on it at all, otherwise she was fine. She would sit and play and was just fine until she wanted to get up. Since it hadn't improved we decided that she needed to get an x-ray so I was going to take her to urgent care, then I remember that I'm big and pregnant and I can't go in the x-ray room with her so Adam took her. At urgent care they took an x-ray, didn't see a fracture but they they said they would have a radiologist look at it just in case, they pulled and stretched her leg and she was totally fine. Her hip, knee, and ankle joint weren't hurting her at all. Then they push on her shin bone, and she screamed and cried, and they told Adam that it's probably just a sprain.
Um...What?
First of all there is nothing there to sprain, the only place she had pain was on a bone, second of all, when you push on one spot and it hurts, hello FRACTURE, even I knew that! So they sent her home with nothing, not a wrap or splint and told Adam if they heard differently from the radiologist they would let us know. Monday came and she still would not put any pressure on her leg. I felt so bad for her, she wanted so bad to get up and play but she just couldn't, it was seriously so sad. Then right after I put her down for a nap, of course, they call and say oh yeah it's broken. Nice. So I make an appointment with the orthopedic doc. and take her down. She was so good! She was having a great time, until the doctor came in. He looked at her x-ray and says oh there it is! He told to come and look at it and sure enough there is a big line going up the middle of her tibia. It was actually quite obvious, I couldn't believe the doc at urgent care missed that! I could have seen it was broken!
Anyways, he pushed on her leg in that spot and she screams, and says yep it's broken. They come in to put the cast on and she is just loving it! She was totally flirting with the guy doing. Laughing at him and talking to him, little did she know that this knew thing on her leg was going to be there for4 weeks! Ugh, that means no baths, she still can't really walk with it. She's doing ok with it. She gets frustrated when she can't pull it off but other than that she really doesn't pay much attention to it. She is still really mad that she can't get up and walk around, but the doctor said that she will probably figure out a way to walk on it. So we have our little girl in a nice big, HEAVY cast for 4 weeks! She's a trooper so I'm sure she will be just fine!

11 comments:

Reina said...

OH no!! Poor Lia does she need some loves from Bob. This is so sad. But she looks happy.

Heather (wife to Dave, mom to Jenna and Adam) said...

Oh my! And oh my heck- when did she get soooo stinkin' cute!?? The picture of her in her big ole' cast made me smile seeing the look on her adorable face.

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The High Family- said...

I feel so bad for her!! She is the cutest little girl with a cast that I have ever seen. Give her a kiss for us.

annieareyouok said...

That is seriously so sad to see a little one in a cast. Hope she heals soon.

Kris said...

Wait a minute- does she know that she's hurt? 'Cuz she looks awfully happy in those pics. What a doll baby.

You'll have to take pics when she starts walking on it. That should be interesting!

Nicole said...

awww, so sad but so cute! totally happened to us- same story!!! kylie is super adventurous. the FIRST time kacey climbed out of her crib... buckle fracture. she had a cast on her arm for 6 weeks, exactly 2 years ago this month. purple is the color to get, pink gets dirty too fast. :)

Carolina said...

I agree with everyone's comments... Poor girl. At least she'll get the cast off before it gets too hot! (My experience is that that is when the casts really start getting stinky.) She really is super cute!

pshubble said...

Poor baby. The cast is bigger than she is, but that smile says it all. She is a cutie!

Rosanne Boyd said...

Poor thing! She is so cute though!! Hope she gets better fast :)

Jenn and Kylann said...

Poor thing!! She does look so happy. I'm glad it doesn't bother her. She's so adorable!

Darin and Elaina said...

I still can't believe how big that thing is. She is such a trooper. I am sure she'll adapt and somehow find a way to move about! Yes she is so adorable for sure.