Monday, October 20, 2008

Weekend Update

Well...for those of you who haven't heard: Riley had her first (and hopefully ONLY) visit to the Emergency Room this weekend. We made plans to visit Rexburg this weekend because Travis had alumni soccer games. For all our friends/family in the area: don't be mad if you didn't see us...it was a rough weekend as you will see. Friday night's plans were a pizza party for the alumni soccer guys and their families. It was held in the Taylor building on BYU-Idaho's campus. Riley was having a grand time playing with all the little kids. She also thought it a blast to stand up on the chairs and walk from chair to chair. We had repeatedly asked her to get down and got her down off of them ourselves. Then...she took a spill off a chair and landed on her neck and head. It looked wicked, but I was glad to see the fall so I knew what happened. I was afraid she would have a concussion or that she could have hurt her neck...which was the most terrifying. She just kept crying and holding her neck saying, "It hurts." First thoughts: Kids fall, they get over it quick... But this was no ordinary fall and she wasn't getting over it. We calmly packed up our stuff and headed to the ER. When we got over to Madison Memorial Hospital, I got Riley out of the car and took her in while Travis parked the car with Izzy. There were people waiting to get taken back to see the doctor but they took Riley straight back...she WAS screaming her head off, after all. The doctor came in, took a quick look, and ordered some X-rays because he suspected she may have a broken collar bone. After waiting for what seemed like forever, the X-ray techs came in and we had to hold Riley down while screaming. Painful. And then after a much shorter wait...the doctor came back with the news: It was, in fact...a broken collar bone. :( Poor Riley!!! So you can bet our weekend was nowhere near as fun as we were hoping. Riley is doing well...considering. She is very sore and ornery...but who could blame her? She will be in pain for the first week or two. Thank goodness for Motrin, as it seems to make her feel better than Tylenol. She should be mostly healed within 4 weeks...so we are just waiting and trying to be careful and patient! Never a dull moment though!!!!!!!!!!
I wish I had pictures of her at the hospital...but she was so miserable and I was terribly distracted. She broke the left side...so if the medicine wears off and it is sore...she will walk around holding below her neck on the left protecting it.
It just looks like she is saying the Pledge of Allegiance or standing for the National Anthem :)



Here is the sling that the hospital gave us. She will leave it on but it is way too big for her really...they didn't have any smaller ones. So it isn't that big of a help, she still tries to use her left hand. She sees her pediatrician on Friday unless we have a need to go sooner. I hope not!!!


I'm not sure why she is sucking on her fingers in these pictures, she has never done it before. Although all weekend she cried for her "paci" thinking it would be a good comfort. Of course we didn't give in but it tugged at our heart strings to know she was in pain and all she wanted was her paci. I also have the X-rays of the break...but I don't think I can take a picture of them and have it turn out good enough to post. But thankfully the collar bone broke and the two ends are sitting together, touching so nothing needed reset or surgically repaired or what not so we are very happy for that :)

7 comments:

Dot said...

oh my gosh!!! I know how hard it must have been for you. You guys, if you are up here and need help be sure to call--cause we would have ran up and got Izzy! Sorry we didn't get to see you--hope all is well for you! Love ya tons

Brooke said...

So sad! Poor Riley!

The Burrups said...

oh No! that stinks! well i hope she starts feeling better! maybe she won't climb on chairs anymore!
jen

Mike and Andrea said...

I am sorry to hear about Riley! I hope things go well for you the next couple of weeks.

Amanda said...

poor thing she is trooper. good luck with the recovery.

Brian/Heather Norton said...

Oh that poor Riley. I know how it feels to be in pain when you are little. Well at least I hear. I cant remember anymore but I've been in my fair share of ER runs as a little one, pulling off a fry pan of hot oil on my bare chest and falling on my arm from about 5 feet resulting in a brake were just a few. I think i was about 3 and 4 when those happened. I hope she gets better soon.

heather and ronnie said...

awww...poor Riley! Hope she feels better soon...give her extra kisses for me.