We had a magical Christmas day....full of fun, gifts and food...
After dinner I called tidy up time and the kids started carrying their new toys to the bedroom chatting to each other. We heard a huge crash and Gabe shouting "Are you okay?" to Payton.
She had tripped over a small toy box that had NOT been put away and landed on her forearm while carrying her dolls.
Then we heard crying and by the time I got up from playing with Maclayne, she came through holding her arm.
Not screaming in pain, but white as a sheet and again we just knew.....
She complained a wee bit in the car that I was going over bumps too quickly, and she had a cry at the Accident & Emergency because the doctor was taking too long to see us and she wanted to go home... ("please Mum, I wont complain if you go too fast over bumps, I just want to go home")
The nurse gave her a sling, some pain relief and an ice pack to tide her over. Then the doctor saw her and declared that it couldn't be broken as she "wasn't in visible distress". When he touched her arm she just said "Ow" really quietly.
I basically had to insist that I thought her arm was broken and the doctor relented saying it was my $50 if I wanted them to call the radiologist in, on a holiday!!!!
So as you can see...... hmmm!!! Broken !!!
Because the bone was kinda sticking up (not straight) we had to go to Starship Children's Hospital so that her bones could be manipulated straight...
She thought it was awesome having chocolate flavoured laughing gas!!!!
Check out my seriously brave little girl (see Maclayne in the background, sleeping through the whole thing)
We then had another X-ray and it was a wait in the wheelchair - so much fun!!!
However the manipulation didn't work!
We were sent home and told to come into hospital the next day to be admitted. Payton had to have a manual manipulation under general anesthetic using a live x-ray stream. I never slept and it was an early morning rise for all of us.
Initially she waited very patiently with her arm in a raised sling....
Then not so patiently, so we made the most of the indoor playground !!!
10 hours later my baby went into theater, I was allowed to go in with her and hold her hand while she went to sleep. She was so brave and not scared at all. Her mama? Yup I was a sobbing mess.....
She did so well and the procedure was a success. We stayed in over night and were allowed home around lunch time the next day.
Here she is the day after we got out of Starship!!! My child is so darn tough! And stoic!
We go back to the Hospital tomorrow for the first follow up of many, and I'm hoping that all is still well with the break and it hasn't moved! Whatever happens though, all will work out and Payton's arm will be fine...
But can we be done with broken bones already??? Please?