My Ella is a climber and a jumper. She’s fearless. I have seen her stand on the coffee table and fall backwards onto the couch, giggling with glee. Of course, I tell her “no”, but I can’t watch her every second. This morning I was making the bed and I heard Ella cry out in pain. I found her in the living room floor sitting beside the couch. She had taken the cushions off the couch and must have jumped on the pile of cushions. She was holding her right leg and wouldn’t put weight on it to walk. Tom met us at Dr. Quattro’s office.
Dr. Quattro is the pediatric orthopedic surgeon that treated Aleck when he broke his foot jumping off his bed when he was 18 months. She also treated Ella last November when Tom fell down the stairs at my sister’s house while carrying Ella. Thankfully, it was just a bone bruise and nothing was broken. My poor husband felt horrible and would have felt even worse if her leg had been broken.
The x-ray today was negative, but Dr. Quattro casted her just in case it was on the growth plate because those fractures don’t show up until they start to heal. We will go back in two weeks
for a follow-up x-ray and hopefully the cast will come off to stay.
The good news is the cast isn’t slowing Ella down at all. Oh wait, maybe that’s the bad news.