Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Broken Leg

First of all, thank you for all your well wishes for Trixie. Today we got it in to see a pediatric orthopedic about her foot/leg. The diagnoses? An occult fracture of the tibia. The tibia is the shin bone. An occult fracture is when initial X-rays doesn't show a break, but X-rays taken several weeks later will show remodeling of the bone. Have you ever heard of such a thing? It kind of sounds like Fritz's experience from decades ago, doesn't it?

She's in a cast from her mid-thigh to her toes for about 19 days. Her leg is bent; in theory, she can crawl. In reality, it's more like she can drag around her stiff casted leg in a crawling position. She spent this evening trying to get used to it.

It could be a very long 19 days.

1 comment:

idena said...

Oh the poor little one. Hope these 19 days go by quickly for you!