Broken bone Question?

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tink9702's picture
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Broken bone Question?

Olivia fell on her arm today and managed to break her wrist. It's a buckle fracture and it's splinted for now. We see the pediatric orthopedic doctor tomorrow to see if she needs a cast. Poor baby!! Anyone have experience with broken limbs?

cactuswren's picture
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Oh no! Poor Olivia!! Sad I don't have any experience...where'd Elin go?

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Oh no! Poor girl. I have no experience other than witnessing my brother's broken arm when he was like 7. Seemed to hurt like no other but he healed quickly. Kids are fortunately resilient like that. I imagine she'll be more annoyed by the splint than anything.

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:grouphug:

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Yeah I know Elin does, but I haven't seen her in a couple of days. Maybe she's on vacation?

We are already having trouble because she can't get up from the floor without help with just one arm and it hurts to put weight on the broken one. Sad

I'm also dreading avoiding water, dirt etc. for who knows how long!! We might even cancel our vacation the last week of July. We were supposed to go to Sesame Place, the Zoo and the Aquarium. The last two aren't problems, but I'm afraid they won't let her on any rides at Sesame Place. I called today and basically they said it's up to the discretion of the individual running the ride. It makes me sad that we'll have to avoid the beach, pool etc. at least through July, probably into August. Sad

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Aw, bummer! Poor kiddo! I don't have any advice, sorry! (((Hugs)))

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I'll add to what I wrote on FB- I think that she'll be so used to it within a week that she will kinda forget it hurt in the first place. Also, any skin you can see peering in the cast keep dry and watch for rashes. Ronan got a heat rash and we were able to use corn starch to help resolve it- so that was nice. She could still do a lot of things- are they worried about her not being able to hold on during rides? Even swimming you could do if you hold her and have her just in waist down? Hmmmm keep us posted with how she's doing! Oh, and be adamant about getting her in with an ortho asap- don't want to have to delay her treatment! Be pushy Smile When we brought Ro to the ER when he broke his femur, they put an incorrect splint on, then said to follow with an ortho in FIVE days- but we got him in asap which was good since he needed the spica cast.

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Oh no, poor kid Sad No advice to add but :bigarmhug:

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:bighug:

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After calling around all over the place yesterday we were able to get an appointment with the ortho for this morning. I'll KUP!

Thanks everyone!

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Big hugs to you. Glad you were able to get into the ortho so fast.

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Great! KUP!

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Here's a little story to make you feel great about the care Olivia is receiving. Like I said, my brother broke is arm when he was 7. We'd been having a dance party in the living room and the little guy decided to dance on a basketball to Ice Ice Baby (I'll never let him live that one down!!) while holding onto a bookshelf. Well, he Stopped, Collaborated, and Plummeted. We were living in a tiny little town in rural New Mexico at the time, which didn't even have a doctor much less an urgent care or a hospital. My parents rushed us all down to the nearest "hospital" 40 miles away. The doctor assessed his arm, said it was just sprained, and sent him home in a sling. The next day was my brother's Christmas play at school. In the middle of it, some kid smacked his arm and he went down screaming in pain. My parents were pretty sure that it was more than a sprain at that point. So they drove all of us the 2.5 hours up to Albuquerque to see a real doctor in a real hospital. Turned out it was a nearly complete fracture. They put a cast on and he healed up just fine. The doctor that misdiagnosed his arm made a career change and has been the mayor of that city for about 15 years.

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OMG! that's awful!

So update: She's seen the ortho, it is a buckle fracture but should heal in two weeks! So she's in a cast from fingers to beyond her elbow so she can't pull it off. I pointed to the colors that she could have and asked which one and clear as day "green" pointing to the lime green! So she has a lime green cast and looks adorable. Here's a picture!

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Oh my gosh, what a cutie. So sorry that happened but GREAT about only having to deal with it for two weeks! Hopefully the cast will help her be able to push up and such, too.

Erin, that story is ridiculous. Sometimes I am amazed that anyone survived childhood!

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Oh what a cute little picture. That is great that it looks like she will have it off before your vacation.

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That is fantastic news! And she is such a cutie showing off her cast! Smile

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yeah, so happy we might still be able to do vacation! Thanks! Love how she pointed to it! Smile