Thursday, March 24, 2011
Emergency room… Day 860 24MAR11
Joshua left right before lunch to have a play date over at Wojtek's house. A little while later the phone rang and Renee told me she was headed to the emergency room. Joshua was jumping on the trampoline and his ankle folded up on him. I met them there as soon as I could. Lucky for us our friend Dr. Jim was working and he smoothed the way for us through the ER. After an x-ray and a consult the pediatrician informed us that he had sprained his ankle badly but nothing appeared to be broken. An ortho tech was dispatched to make a leg splint for Joshua and then we headed for home. He is doing good this evening and not in a lot of pain. He has to stay off of his foot for two days and keep it elevated to help with the swelling. You might remember that he did the same thing to his left ankle last July. We can probably thank the vincristine for the weakness in his ankles. So what was supposed to be a fun filled day turned into another trip to the hospital, just another day in our household. Thankfully it will heal and he will be back to normal before we know it. For now he will rest and hobble around on his crutches for the next few days.