Monday, August 4, 2008

My Little Trooper

So, let me tell you about my little trooper, Marissa. Poor little 2 year old has a broken arm!! It is sad, but true. While we were on a hike (really more of a walk on a nicely paved, flat path) she fell and broke her arm. You see, my neice Gaby accidentally tripped over Marissa and they both went sprawling. Marissa started screaming bloody murder. Of course, I didn't think much of THAT considering it's Marissa and she is a DRAMA Queen, it was WELL past nap time, and she'd fallen and gotten hurt. She had a scrape on her left cheeck and a fat lip, so I thought, "she's tired, so she's just over reacting." She screamed a lot longer than usual, but I still didn't register that her arm was hurt because she was sitting in her stroller and she fell asleep before we got to the car to drive home. We got home and I put her down for a nap. She woke up around 5pm and THAT'S when I noticed that something just wasn't right. She'd hold her arm close to her body and wouldn't use it. She'd also scream if anyone bumped it. So, we took off for an urgent care facility in Provo to see a doctor. The doctor checks her out, moves her arm around and declares that he doesn't think it's broken. There is no x-ray tech on hand to do an x-ray however to confirm this diagnosis. The doc tells us if we REALLY feel it's necessary that we can come back in the morning for an x-ray or go to an ER. Since the doctor was SO sure it wasn't broken we didn't bother. However, when Riss STILL wasn't using her arm a full day later I called my pediatrician and gave them the scoop. They told me that as long as nothing changed I could wait and bring her in when we got home. We got home, and I took her in, and they took an x-ray to find out that BOTH her bones were broken!!! Stinkin, stupid urgent care doctor!!!! Anyway, now she's in a cast and our biggest problem is trying to keep the dumb thing dry!!! Ah well, such is life. Here's a pic of Riss with her temporary cast on.

5 comments:

Ally Mack said...

So sad, sorry to hear that. I haven't ever broken a bone and can't imagine being that young. plus both bones, how long will that take to heal?

Joy said...

Doctors, they all say something different. I hope she is doing well. I personally don't know what it feels like to break a bone, but my brother broke bones in both arms at the same time and had to wear two casts, and he had to have someone help him write and carry his books when he went to school.

Matchbox Mom said...

That is the saddest story ever!!
She and Joshua are twins now!!
Love ya!

bkjcrandall said...

Rissa looks so cute in her cast Michelle. Poor little thing.

The Atamanczyk Family said...

I know how doctors can drive you crazy, Jaiden cracked his skull when he was a month old and the doctors at Primary Children's drove me crazy!