Friday, January 04, 2008

First trip to the ER in IL!

We survived 4 months at our new place without having to visit the hospital which just happens to be right down the street! And now, we have seen the inside of the emergency room. Nora took a tumble down the stairs this afternoon. Her foot hurt a lot, looked just a little bit swollen, but even after icing it for a couple hours, she still was in a lot of pain. So we headed over to Rush-Copley Medical Center and had a nice little wait. It really wasn't THAT bad, we were in and out in a couple hours. I was so sure that it was going to be nothing...but boy, was I wrong!

My Nora managed to break not one, but TWO bones in her foot! The doctor says he thinks the bad break will be able to heal on its own without surgery, but now that I've seen this xray...I don't know if I believe him. How cool is that though, they gave me a CD with the xray picture right on it. Of course I asked to see it so I could scrapbook it (one day) but the real reason they gave it to me was so that I can take it to the orthopedic doctor when we go follow-up. I am hoping they are in the office on Saturdays...if not, it will be Monday before we can do anything. They put Nora in a temporary cast, and gave her some crutches...she's a pro already at walking with them, though she would have preferred a wheel chair, she says!

2 comments:

bullwinkl said...

Tell Nora, I am THOROUGHLY impressed with that middle toe break! I hope it didn't hurt too much.

SOMEONE sent my your blog address, so this is my first visit. Great to see all the pictures.

Angie Arthur said...

I have never had a broken anything so I am very impressed with how brave Nora has been. I think you would of found me rolled up in a corner, sucking my thumb and bawling my eyes out!

We'll sure be thinking about her...