On Sunday night Rosie was being absolutely awful and refusing to go to sleep even though she was waaaay over tired. She just kept screaming and kicking, it was terrible! Finally at 10 Tyler went in her room and sat on the bed to scoop her up in his arms, but somehow in a split second in the dark her leg got caught or something. Tyler doesn’t even know what happened. Rosie was kicking and fighting him and it was a freak accident.
She started screaming this scream I’ve never heard her make before. It was kind of chilling. She screamed like that for an hour, and she shook hard all over, her teeth chattered, and she sobbed that she was going to die. Finally we woke up Ada and carried Rosie screaming to the car to go to the emergency room because something was obviously very wrong.
They took us back to a room right away, but then we waited for hours. Netflix on Tyler’s phone saved the day for sure.
They finally did an x-ray, and we waited for another couple of hours. Rosie was in so much pain but they wouldn’t even give her Motrin until after they looked at the x-ray results. Why, I have no idea.
(You can see her ankle bracelet! The arrows point to the irregularity.)
Finally the ER doctor came in and said she thought Rosie’s leg was just sprained because the x-ray didn’t show any fractures she could find. So they gave Rosie some Motrin and wrapped her leg with an ace bandage and sent us home.
The next afternoon the emergency room called me and said a radiologist had reviewed the x-ray and saw an irregularity. They suggested we see an orthopedic doctor. The orthopedic doctor they suggested had a week wait time to get in, so I called our pediatrician to see what they thought I should do and they made an appointment for us at their recommended place. They called me and said to go right in to the orthopedic doctor as soon as we could. I’m so thankful we finally found a competent and caring pediatrician’s office! I was really disappointed in the care we got from the ER. What a huge waste of money that was. (Just our co-pay is $250!)
We went in to the orthopedic doctor this morning and we waited for 3.5 hours. Holy crap.
We tried to make the best of it.
Finally we were seen. The doctor said he saw what looks like a buckle fracture on her leg. It’s very minor, but there none the less. Poor Rosie.
They gave Rosie a padded brace to wear. She can take it off for bathing and sleeping, so it’s not too awful. It should heal in 1-3 weeks. We go back next Tuesday to have another x-ray so the doctor can see if it’s gotten better or worse.
I think it’s already healing because yesterday Rosie was so miserable she couldn’t move. Today she doesn’t complain of pain until the Motrin wears off, and even then she’s not hysterical like she was yesterday. She’s able to get up and walk around some today. That’s a good sign.
Rosie is extremely upset that she is missing dance class this week. Her recital is coming up on June 8th. I’m really hoping it’s healed by then or she will be totally devastated. They are tap dancing to Yankee Doodle. She already has her outfit and she practices daily. She loves dance class, it’s her very favorite thing.
Tyler has cried a lot over what happened. He feels so sad about it. He was so upset on the Sunday night when we had to go to the ER that he made himself sick. He’s afraid Rosie will think he broke her leg on purpose because he had just been upset with her for her trillion hour long tantrum when he was picking her up and her leg got fractured.
I can’t figure out how someone’s leg can get fractured in bed. What the heck? It was really, truly a freak accident! I hate seeing Rosie in that much pain. :( I’m still kind of in disbelief that this actually happened.
I’m still a little worried that the hospital will call CPS to investigate. I need to clean up the explosion of toys in Rosie’s room just in case they show up, and probably put away the rest of the laundry. I don’t really have anything to hide but I’d feel a lot better if my house was pretty clean.
My to-do list is about 20 miles long. We’re a part of our town’s tour of chicken coops coming up on Sunday. We’re expected to have 500+ people in our yard to view our chickens. I had a major set back with Rosie’s injury. I still have to finish planting my garden, paint the chicken coops, clean them out well, and pressure wash my back porch. Duck Face has been living on the back porch and it’s getting a bit scary. I have to get him some kind of pen soon now that he’s bigger and making larger poops. Yikes. Tyler has to stain the back porch railing and the picnic table. We’ve already done some landscaping, but we still need to hack back our tangle of blackberry bushes.
I feel kind of panicked, I have so much to do and so little time. Rosie can no longer run and play outside with Ada while I get stuff done!
My sister is graduating from high school on Saturday, and that will take up most of the day. Her party is after graduation. I can’t believe she’s this old! I used to change her poopy diapers! Here’s her senior picture. I’m going to do more senior pictures of her soon without her hair straightened.
I also have four photo sessions to edit, which I better go get started on right now…I need to go to bed soon!