Thursday, November 29, 2012

An Injury

Pearl turned 14 months old today.  To celebrate, we took her to the hospital and had her leg put in a cast.  That obviously wasn't really our plan for the day, it just turned out that way.
A lot of you already know this through Instagram, but Pearl fell down a set of stairs at a relative's house last Friday.  We rushed her to the ER when we noticed that she wouldn't bare weight on her left leg.  The x-ray showed no signs of fracture so we were sent home and told to go to her pediatrician if she still couldn't walk by Monday.
She had made no progress by then so we made an appointment with the pediatrician.  She sent us to a fracture clinic and we got another x-ray today.  It turns out that Pearl has a pretty common small fracture that is even named a 'toddler's fracture'. 
She was put in a cast covering her entire leg that will stay on for 3-4 weeks.  Pearl took the entire process like a champ.  She seemed more interested than upset while getting the cast on and hasn't fussed too much about it today.  She has already figured out how to crawl in it, but probably won't be walking for a few weeks.
I'm sad that she has to be in a cast for this long, but we are glad to know what the problem is and that it is a relatively simple fix.  She will hopefully be back to running around the house around Christmas.
-Kira

11 comments:

  1. poor baby! glad to see that it wasn't too bad and that she'll be ready to rip open those xmas presents!

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  2. Oh heartbreaking!! But I am very relieved for you that the problem is getting looked after and you can rest easy knowing she'll be ok! Take care, mama! xo

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  3. Oh my gosh! Poor Pearl! Glad she will be back to normal
    shortly!!

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  4. Poor baby! I'm glad she is doing alright with her cast.

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  5. Oh, poor Pearl!!
    Arne had the same fracture a year and a half ago (18 months old). Doctors said to us that bones are still kinda soft and quick healing. It was true. I think your little champ will be back to normal soon. Take care!

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  6. Poor Pearl! She looks like such a trooper in the picture, good for her :)

    Here's hoping the recovery process is nice and smooth!

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  7. Oh no...that's so sad! She looks like a tough little cookie though. Poor little thing!

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  8. Poor Pearl!!! That is just so sad!! :(

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  9. Poor little lady. I am glad they figured out what it was though.

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  10. Oh Pearl! Sigh. Get better soon!
    At least it is fixable and she is totally rockin' that cast.

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  11. Oh no!! I hope sweet Pearl is feeling a little better and the healing is going smoothly. She seems like such a happy little girl, it would take a lot to bring her down. :)

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