Tuesday, August 11, 2009

broken bone

so, i kind of held back a little bit on yesterday's blog. it was getting pretty long, and i was getting pretty tired. so i decided to put this part off until today.

let me just start by saying, sometimes things just happen. i'm trying not to blame myself, but it's really hard not to. and i just have to keep telling myself that.

saturday, addison rolled off our bed while i had my back turned. she cried (obviously), but she calmed down after a little while. chris and i thought about taking her to the hospital, but she seemed to be ok. so we decided to let her sleep and see how she was in the morning. she slept fine, and when she woke up she acted like she normally does. the only thing was that she wouldn't put any weight on her left leg. chris and i both tried to get her to, but she would just cry when we tried. so, my mom came over and looked at it. we had all moved it around, poked at it, and she didn't care at all. we decided to give it one more night and i would call the doctor first thing monday morning and make an appointment to get it checked out.

so, early monday morning we went to the doctor. he looked at her leg and she didn't care what he was doing. she was cool with it. didn't cry or anything. he wanted to get some x-rays, so we went over to the hospital and got that done. when we finally got back to the doctor's office (for the 3rd time) they told us that addison's leg was broken. of course, i took it pretty hard.
we were able to go get addison a cast that afternoon. the doctor was an hour behind schedule (which isn't something you want to hear when you have an 8 month old, especially one with a broken leg). luckily, the doctor was really nice and helpful. on a side note, i've never had a broken bone, so i didn't know what to expect. it wasn't as bad as i thought it would be, and addison just sat there and stared at the doctor while he wrapped up her leg.

so addison now has a pink helmet and a yellow cast. the doc said she would probably have to wear the cast for 4 weeks, but we'll see at her appointment. as for now, i have a child that looks like she's being thrown around. but i promise you, she is not. i'm just trying to prepare myself for the looks i will receive when we go out in public.

hoping for a fast and easy healing!