Well, the answer we got at the orthopedic wasn't that great. I hate it when I'm right too. The stupid doctor at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta wasn't looking at the right place on the xrays....I knew he wasn't, but he didn't listen to me. My 9 yrs as an EMT (paramedic), plus all of Pher's broken bones, does mean I know how to read x-rays.
Okay...so, Angela has 4 broken bones in her foot....metatarsels 2-5. Her ankle is sprained also. The doc had to move her foot back in to position, which wasn't fun for Angela at all. It had been stuck in the wrong position the last 8 days, so it was not easy to move. Angela has a cast on to her knee...and it's NOT a walking cast. She's NOT allowed to put any weight on her foot for AT LEAST a month. We either have to get her a wheelchair or she will continue to use crutches. At home she does a lot of crawling on her knees...and her poor knees are getting all rug burned.
In 4 weeks, Angela will go back in for more x-rays, and a decision will be made then. She will either get a new cast or be put in to a boot for a couple more weeks. The most upsetting part to Angela is she can't dance for 8-12 weeks. That is really going to kill her. And she probably won't be able to go on ballet pointe for over a year, but we'll see.
Angela did get to choose the color of her cast....it's 2 tone....black on the bottom and pink on top....her dance studio colors.
Going back to school is going to be tough on her too. Someone will have to help her with her books and trumpet....oh boy.