Sunday, January 5, 2014

Butterfly's cast

Friday Dec 6 - Butterfly left as usual for the weekend, her step-mother picked her up again at 1:15pm.

Saturday Dec 7 - 12:45pm My ex-husband called to tell me Butterfly "might have hurt her ankle, she fell while rollerskating".

1pm - We decide to meet halfway so I can take her to urgent care, she can't stop crying to talk to me so I think it's serious.

2pm - On the way to the urgent care; I learn that she was playing dodge-ball on roller-skates, her 1st time without the use of her "skate mate" helper (like a walker), and that there was no one watching her. She fell and tried to get up a few times, a stranger came and was helping her, then her step mother came over, after they got her off the rink and trying to get her ice she finally saw her father come over.

At Children's urgent care they give her Ibuprofen, do x-rays and wrap her ankle. I'm told her ankle is most likely broken, she can't put any weight on it and I need to call Monday for a follow-up.

Monday Dec 9 - I call and they fit her in that morning. Dr B takes the wrap off and puts her in a boot, tries to get her to use crutches and says she's fine. I question him until he looks at the x-rays, he decides no weight and has a CT scan scheduled.

Thursday Dec 12 - CT scan.

Monday Dec 16 - 4:30 pm I'm told the results are in, Dr B can't see us but she needs surgery tomorrow and we go through the surgery prep questions.

Tuesday Dec 17 - We are moved to Dr K's surgery schedule.
We are finally told that she broke her growth plate and needs a screw placed to re-align the bones.

She got through surgery like a champ and immediatly wanted a bacon cheeseburger.
Her cast is a glow-in-the-dark wrap with a rainbow-camo swirl!! Awesome!!
This girl is one tough Cookie and I couldn't be more proud of how well she is doing!!

Monday Dec 23 - Follow-up appointment with x-rays, made sure things inside the cast are right.
No weight on the leg. Come back in 6 weeks (end of January) to take cast off and put boot back on.

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