Kelsey helped me and it went pretty fast. When the springs were all on, I put both of the girls on and within a minute and a half there was a massive collision. I thought Kelsey would be the one crying since she got a hard elbow to the throat, but it was Kendal and she immediately grabbed her calf. Kendal is honestly the toughest kid I know. She has such a high pain tolerance, she can handle just about anything. So when she was still crying after 30 seconds I knew something was wrong. She will usually have a major crash and if she does cry, it only lasts for 10 or 15 seconds, then she is off again.
So I looked at and felt her leg and I have to admit not very gently, then took off her shoe and noticed that her ankle was already swelling up. I joked with Derek, who was watching them jump also, that she must have broke her little bone in her leg, the fibula, or sprained her ankle good because she was still crying. I tried to have her stand up, no way! I called Matt who was on his way home and he said I better take her to the ER (it was 6:30) if she was already swelling up.
So off to the ER we went. We were greeted by very happy nurses that we had not seen since August and they were happy to see Kendal doing so well.
After the x-ray tech took Kendal's pictures, and made sure the images turned out okay, I was starting to put her pants back on he said "Just leave them off, I think Dr Berg will want to see it." He saw that nice clean tibia break but he couldn't tell me.
Kendal had fallen asleep on my chest and was rudely awakened when they put the splint on her. We get to have the splint until Thursday and then she will have a thigh to toe cast for 6 weeks. Here is the kicker - she isn't supposed to walk on it. I asked Dr. Berg how I was going to keep her off of it, because he knows Kendal and how busy she is, and he said he would make the splint and the cast physically impossible to walk on. This will be interesting!
Here is Kendal this morning after she woke up, not happy about that leg of hers. When she woke up she tried to kick the covers off and said in a sad little voice "stuck stuck" pointing to her very heavy hurting leg.
Matt and Kelsey headed south this morning and when it came time for me to get in the shower I wasn't sure what to do. I got the play dough out again, put her in the high chair in the bathroom and took a nice quick shower.
She has been in such a good mood. I am surprised at how sweet she is. It is nice to have her happy and immobile, as bad as that sounds. She is usually such a busy body and very destructive, so to have her happy and stuck on the couch is nice for a change. We will see how long it lasts! She was making her baby doll clap its hands in this one, so darn cute.