Monday, February 11, 2013

Breaking News

No pun intended, but it's the best blog post title I could come up with on less than one hour's sleep!

Peyton was taken down for x-rays on her leg at 2:30 this morning.  Shortly after 3:00 the residents came in.  I thought something was up when the two of them came in together.  The preliminary report from radiology actually showed something.  For some unknown reason, Peyton has a fairly significant fracture straight across her right tibia, just below her knee.  Yes, my baby has a broken leg!!  She may also have a fracture on one of her toes, but they weren't 100% sure it was a fracture.  It may be some sort of defect rather than a fracture.

Since her left arm is also puffy {though not to the degree the leg is}, they are going to do x-rays on her arm this morning before consulting Orthopedics.  They would rather know what they are dealing with with her arm beforehand so they don't have to call them back up later.  At this point, I have no idea what the treatment plan will be.  They are talking about how they will probably splint her leg.  I don't know if she will have to have the bone set or if it will involve surgery.  I hope not!!

There is the possibility that this is a bone density issue.  All sorts of questions might be running through your heads as to "how".  Trust me...they are running through everyone's heads here.  Let's not go there just yet.  Her calcium and phosphorus are low.  She is also not weight-bearing since she isn't really mobile, so she doesn't have the opportunity to build bone density like healthy children.  We will probably have other consults with other specialties.  We'll see what happens.

Peyton has been asleep since 4:00am.  This is her only sleep all night long, so I am hoping it lasts for a while longer.  Once she wakes up it isn't going to be pretty.  There will be plenty of tears.  And Peyton will be pretty unhappy too.

Crazy crazy news, right??  I'll keep you posted.

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