Fast forward 6 hours.... Time to get up for school. Addy is refusing to walk or stand. If I try to put her down, she just squats on the ground. I have a feeling that the coffee table did more damage than I thought. She finally tells me that yes, her right knee does hurt. And Addy has a really high pain tolerance, so if she says it hurts, then it must REALLY hurt!
I called her pediatrician right away. He was out of the office yesterday, but we were able to see another doctor in the practice. I made an appointment at 11:40. We had just enough time to eat breakfast, take a shower, get dressed & drive to Sugar Land.
As soon as we checked in, the nurse sent us downstairs for x rays. (Our pediatrician is at the Kelsey-Sebold clinic & yesterday made me very thankful for that! They were able to take care of everything all in the same building.) We then go back to pediatrics, this time with Addy in a wheelchair (which Alex thought was lots of fun to push!) Dr. Lewis examines the x rays & says that everything looks fine. But both she & I are still concerned with Addy's level of pain when she straightens her leg out & when you touch her knee. So she tells me that she thinks it would be a good idea to have an orthopedic take a look at Addy. And I agree! So she makes some calls & then we head back downstairs, this time to ortho!
crying from the pain :(
getting an x ray
Alex comforting Addy after her x ray. He told her "You're ok Addy!"
He's such a sweet little brother!
Dr. Lewis examing Addy
laying on the examine table in ortho
It was Friday afternoon so I was very thankful that ortho was able to squeeze us in & we did not have to wait until Tuesday (Monday is Labor Day) for Addy to be seen. We did have to wait for over an hour but it was VERY MUCH worth it! Luckily, I was prepared! Not well prepared, but prepared none the less. As we were running out the door to go to the doctor, I quickly packed a bag for the kids with a few snacks, books & their Leapster & Mobigo. And of course I had my Iphone. So while we were in the waiting room, I was able to keep the kids semi-entertained with all these things. (The Mobigo only had 3 batteries in it for some reason & then the batteries in the Leapster went dead. What luck, huh! And we hadn't eaten lunch, so one bag of goldfish & 4 cookies is all that the kids had to substain them until we left at 3:30.) And Alex was a little jealous of Addy's wheelchair, so he went & found one that they could both ride in. (I'm pretty sure it was a wheelchair for a heavier person, but it worked like a 2 seater wheelchair for the kids!) And of course we made some more videos on my phone.
Finally the nurse calls us back to see the orthopedic. The orthopedic then sends us to get more x rays, this time of Addy's femur. He agrees with the peditrician that everything looks ok on the x rays but is also concerned by Addy's pain. He told me that she could possibly have a hairline fracture in either her knee or femur that just hasn't shown up in the x rays. Or it could just be a really bad soft tissue bruise. (I'm ovbiously hoping for the latter.)
And so the orthopedic has referred us to a pediatric orthopedic, which Addy sees on Thursday. Until then, she has to wear a brace around her knee. The brace pulls the ligaments apart & that has helped with her pain. She still doesn't really want to walk much though. And of course, I'll let everyone know what's going on just as soon as we know!
They both fell asleep on the way home after a long day at the doctors office.