UPDATED AT END OF POST
Well folks, Marissa had her first non-pre-existing medical condition related trip to Urgent Care last night (does that make any sense at all?). She was running here in the house and somehow her feet came out from under her and she fell hard on her right arm. She either fell with her wrist bent back or underneath. The x-rays showed she has a couple of "buckle" fractures in her wrist. Her shoulder and elbow did not appear to have any damage to them.
They put a splint on her, gave her Motrin and sent her home with instructions to keep her on Motrin and call the orthopedic doctor this morning. We have an appointment to see him this afternoon around 4:00.
The good news is that she is really acting like her normal self this morning. Even after we got to the clinic last night, she seemed to be in pretty high spirits. There were several other families with small children in the waiting room and Marissa took great pleasure in saying "hi" to all of them, smiling and waving. It was actually really cute. She started out saying "Hi you, Hi you!" then she started saying "Hiya boy, Hiya girl!".
She had a really good night and slept comfortably the whole time, which is more than I can say for myself. But that is a whole other post. I was a little concerned because she loves to sleep on her tummy. Really, it's more like sleeping on her face, but that is a whole other post too. : ) But she slept on her left side with her arm propped up by a teddy bear or on her back the whole night, which I am very pleased about.
I'll try to update everyone once we know what the ortho has to say. Please pray for my girl and her comfort as well as praying that it is not too complicated to fix. Thanks friends!
Being her usual smiley self!
Chillin' with Daddy. He is working from home today. She is actually asking to take the splint off. Surprisingly, she has only asked this a couple of times!
This girl is unstoppable!
So, after waiting 2 1/2 hours, the doc came in, said he looked at the x-rays and told us she would need a cast. It was all over in ten minutes! All that waiting~UGH! He said he was originally going to give her a cast that came half way up her arm, but then he said due to her size, she would need one that goes above the elbow. Otherwise, she might slip out of it, which we definitely do not want! But overall, it was a good experience as they did not even have to set the bone. Woo Hoo! She will get the cast off April 29th.
She was a trooper the whole time. She cried, of course, when they were casting her but she has acted no different than she ever does since leaving the doc's office. See?
Stop taking pictures of me already!