Sunday, July 5, 2009
Our First ER Visit
Sofie has a fractured leg. She was going down the slide with her big sister (we've had house guests, hence no recent posts, will update soon). Her shoe got caught on the slide and her foot stayed put while the rest of her body kept going down the slide. Her leg bent behind her and Marc heard a pop. She wouldn't walk or put any pressure on her leg afterwards. We called the pediatrician who recommended we take her to the ER. A few x-rays later, they are pretty sure it is fractured near the growth plate, down by the knee. Apparently, it's pretty hard to read x-rays for kids this small since they are still mostly cartilage. So, she got a splint to immobilize her leg and we are headed to the orthopedist tomorrow. I will update more once I know more...and better pictures too.