Update on Remy (x-posted)

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Update on Remy (x-posted)

So, yesterday we were at our kids' well visits. It was the end of the appointment and she was getting her shots, and I had asked if I could hold her legs still because she has Osteogenesis Imperfecta Type IV (brittle bones), but the nurse didn't let me. So, the nurse was in the middle of giving shots and had Remy's legs kind of pinned down and must have moved funny and we heard a pop sound and she was screaming. We were sent to the hospital after asking the doctor to come in (the nurse didn't even aknowledge anything happened, and left the room) and they confirmed with an x-ray that her right femur broke. We were then sent home (not very cool because no pain meds) to figure out the plan of action (we didn't want a certain ortho dr because he hurt our son's leg a year ago), and got a call to go to an ortho ped guy 15 minutes away. We got there and he looked her over and we talked some, and we went over to the hospital. 1.5 hours later (6 hours since she had last eaten and having only gotten some tylenol) she was put under anesthesia in the OR so they could set her leg and put on a spica cast (not real surgery in the way that they didn't need to cut or anything luckily). She was in recovery for a bit, then an observation room until we felt comfortable (and could keep formula and medicine down), and we came home at 1 am. We went through this with Ronan at about the same age (broken femur, not hurt the same way), but its still incredibly sad and hard. Remy is getting a little more comfortable, but will still startle and start screaming/crying. Just wanted to update everyone!

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So sorry to hear this Elin! The nurse should have a least taken responsibility for what happened.:( I remember when Ronin had his cast on. Thinking of you all and will keep you in prayers. Hope she heals quickly! Hugs!

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Poor Remy! I too remember Ronin's cast. How quickly is it expected to heal?

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That breaks my heart for your sweet girl to be hurt. I hope she is comfortable and heals quickly. Sorry mom, I'm sure that is really hard to go through.

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OMG Elin! I'm so sorry that happened to Remy too! I remember when it happened to Ronan. I would be adamant that NO one holds down your baby but you from now on! ouch ouch ouch! (((HUGS))) I hope she heals quickly.

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Oh my gosh! Poor little Remy! I'm so sorry, Elin. I agree that next time you go commando mommy on whoever the nurse/doctor is and make sure you hold on to your baby. That is so crazy that the nurse didn't acknowledge what happened - just terrible. Keep us posted on your little girl.