Monday, March 9, 2009

Off to Disney with a Buckle Fracture

Yeah - we will be flying to Disney World in a matter of hours - I'm so ready to get away and to be somewhere that's warm for 7 days in a row (in MO, we have a warm day here or there, followed by one in the 30's -yeah it's confusing).

Anyway - I didn't update you guys, but Friday night we headed to the ER around 7:30. Riley tripped over a suitcase and fell, didn't try to catch herself but said her arm was hurting - up higher this time - and that she needed to see a dr. When your baby says they "need" a doctor your mommy instincts say ok, especially when you are going out of town, you just don't have any other options.

Well another 4 xrays later and not getting home until midnight (there's seriously nothing fast about the ER we learned) we learn she just has "Just a sprain" and to take it easy - whew, they checked her whole arm over so we are good.

Fast forward to Sunday night around 7:30PM (yeah that's the night time one) when we are packing to leave, and my princess is running around crazy because she is so excited about leaving for Disney World in 12 hrs - and a doctor from the hospital calls - and they think they might see a greenstick fracture on her arm.............seriously.................yikes...............and he asks how Riley is doing................totally improving in my opinion, but still favoring it................so not an emergency but follow up with our regular doc for some more views to be sure. Since we are leaving for Disney though - you guessed it - come back to the ER to be sure.

Sigh, 4 more xrays and the bravest girl ever - and not getting home until 12:45 this time (yeah on the night before we leave to Disney) we do have a fracture - a buckle fracture which I can totally see why they were uncertain because boy it was tiny on the xray. Put my sweetie in a splint, no crazy bumpy rides or rough housing - and in a couple of weeks it will heal itself.

I'm so glad they checked it out, that's awesome that they called us back in, how cool is that. Just continue to pray guys!!! Hugs to you all!

5 comments:

Sarah said...

You do have the bravest girl ever! Go Riley for being a big girl! I'm really, really impressed with your doctor and ER. I'm glad someone was reviewing those XRays.

Have fun at Disney and take tons of pics!

Love ya!

Leslie said...

OMG that poor girl she has had a crazy week!!!!! praying for her!

Have fun at Disney i cant wait to take Abby!!!

hugs,Leslie

Leslie said...

OMG that poor girl she has had a crazy week!!!!! praying for her!

Have fun at Disney i cant wait to take Abby!!!

hugs,Leslie

Jenelle said...

Oh, brother! I'm calling you even though you're in FL.

Kangamoo said...

Did I mention the child I had with the same birthday? Yeah, her brother jumped on her one night and she did indeed get a buckle fracture, and a splint.
Praying for all of you and knowing you are having a wonderful time in Orlando. Also praying for warm sunshine while you are there.
XOX