Monday, October 08, 2007

The Drama Continues

If you didn't know, this is what the x-ray of a dislocated elbow looks like. This is the x-ray from Amanda's first trip to the hospital. Obviously the doctors could tell it was dislocated, so they told us it was, and they fixed it. That was August 23rd.

Then there was the bike wreck on October 1st. Another trip to the ER, and apparently the x-ray was not as clear this time. The doctor said it was just a sprain, wrapped Amanda's elbow and sent us home.

And there was quite a bit of pain. Unfortunately for Amanda, she is a bit of a hypochondriac, so we did not realize how bad her elbow may have been hurting. Until today that is. We went to see the orthopedist, and he was surprised Amanda could not move her elbow yet. He looked at the x-ray from the hospital and said he could not tell anything from that. He took some more x-rays and determined that Amanda's elbow had indeed popped out of joint again...and it has been out of joint for a week now!

So the drama continues. Tomorrow we go see a pediatric orthopedist and probably schedule Amanda for an operating room on Wednesday. They will knock her out and see if her arm will relax enough to be put back into joint. If not, they will go immediately into surgery to fix it. Of course Amanda is afraid of surgery and Daddy is panicking over skyrocketing medical bills on top of seeing his little girl cry.

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