Monday, September 16, 2013

Hooray! No fracture!

Arm/wrist x-rayed this afternoon.  Radiologist read it right away and told John it wasn't fractured.  That's a relief!  Now if we can just keep Grace "down" so that it can heal!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

X-Rays on Monday

We'll probably be taking Grace for x-rays tomorrow.  She fell backwards and caught herself with her right hand/arm during her first soccer game yesterday.  Held her arm funny as she went to her coach crying.  She sat on my lap while the game went on and we iced it.  When the coach asked if she was ready to come back in, she said no.

Took her to the pediatrician about an hour later.  (love the after-hours at the pediatrician's office!)  The on-call doc examined it and said it could be fractured based on where it hurts and how she fell.  (right at the bottom of the radius) We could have had it x-rayed there yesterday but it wouldn't be read until Monday anyway.  Doctor and I decided to wrap it and watch it for 48 hours and then if it was still bothering her on Monday we'd go back in.

It is still bothering her today.  She can color but writing hurts.  She also cannot pick up anything with weight to it without her wrist hurting.  So, we'll be calling to get her in tomorrow.

I hope it's not fractured, but not sure a sprain is better.  We'll just take a deep breath and hope for the best - that she feels better soon.

Just thought you might want to know.  I'll update when I know more.