Monday, February 23, 2009

Maddie and her cast

Last Tuesday we went to LCC for Samantha to meet the lady who is in charge of the 1st ever Arthritis Walk in Eugene. She wanted to meet Samantha and talk to her about being the Youth Ambassador for the walk.

While we waited for the lady arrive we entertained ourselves in the court yard. Andrew and Maddie were running up and down the concrete stairs. Then they started jumping down the stairs. Maddie hit the concrete ground and fell. She was more concerned about her cut up hand then she was about her ankle. I took off her boot because her ankle was swelling. I had to carry her because she wouldn't put weight on her ankle.

The interview took a couple hours and at one point Andrew decided to go get Tag so he could take him for a walk. Before I could stop Maddie she had hopped on one foot after Andrew. He carried all the way to the parking lot where he tripped and dropped her on the ground. A college student heard Maddie crying so she picked her up and carried her all the way back to me. I was so embarrassed and thankful for that young lady. Maddie said that girl was like an Angel to carry her all the way back.

That night we waited in Urgent Care for 3 hours for them to x-ray her. It was about 11 pm when the dr. felt her ankle and decided she was just fine and had only sprained it. Once we got out the door Maddie informed us that it really hurt when he pushed on her ankle. I asked her why she didn't say anything and she told me she didn't want him to think she was "a big cry baby."

The next morning I called our Ped. dr.'s office and they got ahold of her x-rays and sent us to Slocum. The Dr.'s there looked at the x-rays and told us that she had fractured her growth plate in her ankle.

She'll be in a cast for 3 weeks. Then in 6 months they will take another x-ray to make sure everything healed correctly.

Below is a picture when Maddie got home on Wednesday with her cast on.

This last picture is right before bed and she is showing everyone owie on her arm from when Andrew dropped her.
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At 9:45 AM , Blogger Keurig Mini said...

What a cutie! Reminds me of my grand daughter and how she loves everything pink!

This post has been a real pick-up for me this morning as I sip on a cup of coffee I just made with my brand new keurig mini personal brewer my husband just bought me.

I'll have to show these photos to my grand daughter.

At 9:15 AM , Blogger Green Apple said...

ANDREW you're such a klutz. Aww, maddie is so cute!!! XD
poor maddie, i wouldnt think you're a crybaby, when i sprained my ankle I was the one being a crybaby lol :)


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