Friday, August 18, 2006

Madden's First Injury...


Well, our son was in a cast for 3 weeks following a fall down the stairs with daddy. Tim was carrying Madden down the stairs and missed a stair (I saw it happen...very scary!) and Tim slid down the stairs with Madden on his side. When the dust settled (haha), Madden was very upset, however, we just thought it was scary for him. He proceeded to be upset & as Tim tried to set him down, he would cry harder. Hence, indicating to us, that maybe he was hurt. After about an hour, we decided to bring him to the ER to make sure he was okay. After a day spent there & no answers...we were frustrated!!! Grandview x-rayed his leg in various places, but would not x-ray his foot for some odd reason. The doctor told us to give him some Motrin & if he wasn't better in the morning to call Grandview's orthopedic office. The next morning Madden was still whimpering if he put pressure on his foot...so I called an pediatric orthopedic specialist in Doylestown. We got right in & within 5 minutes of being there, she felt he had a fracture in his foot. She x-rayed his foot & sure enough there was a small fracture toward the bottom of his 1st toe into his growth plate. She said to be safe, let's put a cast on for 3 weeks. We were heart broken, but were glad to have found out what had happened. (A piece of advice...NEVER go to Grandview's ER. It was awful & the doctor was truly neglegent with Madden & did not listen to us, his parents, at all when we were explaining 50 times that he will not put pressure on his foot, he watched whimper upon pressure, etc.)
He wasn't able to go into water or anything...so that made for a hard 3 weeks of summer!
So, this Thursday, his 3 weeks were up...and his cast finally came off! His x-ray showed the bone had healed over the fracture & he's good to go!

Poor little guy...he had a hard time at first getting used to the walking shoe...so we let him try walking in the cast a little to get used to it.

The cast did not slow this boy down. By the second day, he was walking all over the place...no stopping him! He kept right on kicking balls, chasing his sister and all of the boy stuff he's into!

A little tired...and feeling cuddly with his stuffed doggy!

Walking around like there's no tomorrow...

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