Ryan came home early on Friday so we could all go and watch my little brother's school soccer game. There is a pretty steep little hill that goes down to the field where we all sat to watch. The girls were all set with snacks, a blanket to sit on, and lots of things to keep them entertained. Lucy wasn't impressed, however, and just wanted to walk up and down the hill. She started walking down, but then lost control and started to go too fast. She tripped at the bottom of the hill, bonking her forehead on the grass which just barely missed the asphalt, thank goodness. She began to cry, so I went to scoop her up, not thinking much of the fall. She would not stop crying no matter what I did. I walked around in the school and tried to distract her with a drink of water. Then I tried to let her walk and she began to collapse, so I knew something was wrong.
Since the fall didn't look bad at all, we assumed she just rolled her ankle and it was sore, so we went home a little early and got the girls ready for bed. We finally got Lucy to calm down for the most part, but If you even looked at her in the wrong way, then she began a new series of fits. We called the after hours at our pediatrician clinic, but decided to make an appointment for the next morning since they would be closed before we could finish everything.
So after a rough night of trying to keep her comfortable, Ryan took her in to see the pediatrician. He sent them over for an x-ray, and sure enough, she had broken her leg in two places. :(
Her tibia and her fibia were both affected. One had a fracture and the other was buckled. I couldn't believe such a small fall had injured her that badly.
Ryan said she was pretty traumatized when they put the soft cast on her. They had to angle her foot at 90 degrees, which I'm sure was painful.
Since she had broken both bones, our pediatrician referred us to an orthopedic specialist for getting her a hard cast next Monday.
In the meantime, she can't wait or put any weight on her leg, so she's been lounging around, reminding me of this scene from The Fox and The Hound. haha!