Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Well ...

She had x-rays and ...


... it is not fractured. Thank goodness.

She still won't put any weight on her leg and her leg is still swollen, so our doctor wants her to see an orthopedic specialist for a second opinion this week. They are going to set up the appointment and call me later today.

She has been pitiful and sad all day. Poor thing.

I almost had a meltdown in the bathroom of the radiology place. I had Spenser in the stroller and I was carrying Sawyer. Spenser had to go to the bathroom so I had to get her out of the stroller, without putting her down and put Sawyer in the stroller without putting him down. (Kids in public bathrooms freak me out.) I did that and then had to manage putting toilet paper on the seat and getting her undies down, one-handed, while trying to hold her and not to jostle Spenser and her leg. She cried the entire time. Sawyer was crying because he went from my arms to a stroller and he wasn't very happy about that transition. I really needed an extra two sets of hands for that job and some drugs.

Although she is still in a lot of pain, at least we know it's not broken.

17 comments:

capello said...

um, okay. DON'T YELL AT ME.

but if she's not putting any weight on it, it's possible they couldn't find the fracture on the x-ray yet. sometimes it takes a few days for the break to become clear enough to see.

try tapping on the bottom of her foot. there's something about that particular type of vibration that really hurts bone breaks.

gah, sorry you're going through this.

Anonymous said...

PLEASE call me and let me come help you. I am not busy tomorrow.

BWW

Mary Sarah said...

I'm so sorry. Poor Spensor. I hope the doctors figure out what's wrong and can make her feel better. I don't know how you do it. BTW, cute outfit!

laeroport said...

Ah, man. Poor little girl. And ditto what Capello said - sometimes it takes a while for a fracture to show up. I hope your sweet girl is feeling better soon.

And maybe ban her from the trampoline when the boys are on it.
laeroport

shirley said...

Oh my goodness, sounds like you're really having a rough week. I hope you *all* feel better soon.

Karyn said...

Poor Spenser!!! I hope they find out what is wrong, FAST!

Sometimes a good sprain can hurt as much as a break and heals much faster. I've had 6 broken bones and a shattered elbow. I'm an EXPERT!

Alicia A. said...

Oh, she looks so sad. That photo is hard to look at. :(

beki said...

Poor baby, she looks miserable! I hope you get some answers soon.

Sarah and Jack said...

Oh man, that poor baby, I want to cry for her.

Capello makes a good point. I had a broken rib, it really hurt, (and I was 38 weeks pregnant!) and every freaking x-ray showed nothing. 4 days later I coughed and REALLY broke it, and by then the x-ray showed the fracture.

amandajean said...

boy, I hope that things get better for you over there soon!

Heidijayhawk said...

poor sweet babe. poor sweet mama. i have been there. so overwhelmed you can't stand it. you really are an amazing mama.

Lora said...

OH Lera!! I wish I lived closer, I would have offered an extra set of arms!! Bless your heart! Hugs for everyone all around because you all need one!!

TinkerBlue said...

Ah so the day didn't get better. Poor Spenser. Lots of hugs and kisses and icecream from me.

Little Munchkins said...

Poor Spenser and poor you too. I wish I could have helped you too. Please keep us updated on how Spenser is doing.

Brandy said...

Poor Spensor and poor Mommy! I am so sorry Lera. Sounds like you all need a day in jammies vegging out and resting. I wish I lived closer, I'd come give you a hand. I totally would have been crying in that bathroom...and cursing. Two babies crying, one hurting, a confined space and one very stressed mommy...you poor thing! Sending you and Spensor my prayers and thoughts today!

angela said...

Poor Spenser, such a sad little photo! and poor you. I WOULD have had the meltdown. I hope she gets something to make her feel a little better.

kirsten said...

poor thing (both of you!). yeah, i think fractures are really hard to read. i had a fractured hand once, and at my follow up appointment the supervising doctor said - nope, it was never fractured, let's get that cast off (too early). and sometimes to this day it still hurts. better safe than sorry.