Monday, August 25, 2008

update

The ER doc called us last night, she said that the radiologist had taken a closer look at the x-ray and did see something - a "buckling consistent with acute fracture" - but it's very slight - so basically, her arm is a little bit broken. We went to the pediatrician this morning, she said because she doesn't seem to be in pain and she is using the arm, just very tentatively, that they won't do anything about it. She called the orthopedic doc and they agreed - no need for splinting or casting. She wants us to just keep an eye on her and make an appointment with the orthopedic doc next week for them to have a look and maybe take another x-ray. And definitely to call asap if she falls on it again. So bad news that she does have a little break, but good news that at least we now have an answer.

So now my husband is walking around kicking himself because "I broke my daughter's arm" (his words).

10 comments:

Rachel Inbar said...

I'm glad you have an answer and I hope she'll be back to using her arm soon!

seattlegal said...

That's good you have your answer!

My Reality said...

Poor little thing! I hope she feels better soon. And I hope your husband does, too.

E said...

The poor guy! I am impressed that you held back on ripping him a new one, but I'm sure he feels SO badly. And poor Callie. I hope she's healed up very soon!

motheringmymiraclemultiples said...

I am so sorry. Hope she is feeling better soon. Hope that the hubby feels better too....

Anonymous said...

So sorry about little Callie, and hope you all get over this soon. You'll be in our thoughts and prayers...Michele

Sarah said...

poor little arm! poor little daddy! good too know everyone should recover fairly easily though. whew!

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry....I hope Callie feels better soon. D

serenity said...

poor Callie. Poor Daddy.

I'm glad you have an answer, at the very least.

*hug*

Karen said...

Oh no! Poor baby.

Tell Jim to stop kicking himself. Accidents are called "accidents" because they are just that - unintentional. We simply learn from our mistakes and become better parents for them. That's all.