Friday, August 5, 2011

Radial Nerve Damage

We did not get out of the broken bone as easily as we thought we would:(  I noticed immediately that Madeline could not use her right hand and that it droops at the wrist but thought maybe this is normal after a broken bone? It started weirding me out yesterday and I called the Dr. No it is not "normal" but is very common with her type of fracture. The Dr. will check her again next week to see if she will have physical therapy or occupational therapy but said he has never seen one not heal due to this injury as long as the nerve was not severed....her's was not:, thank you God for protecting her!

All that to say I'm disappointed but totally fine since it is not long term. Dr. said it can take 3 to 6 months to heal. The good news is that Madeline has not really been bothered or frustrated, I think she is so used to not using her arm that she is accustomed to it. She woke me up during the night to use the bathroom and I could not sleep thinking about it, why do we moms do that???? worry when our child is not worried?? I realized at 3 in the morning that she probably won't be able to do gymnastics this semester since she could hurt herself....will have to talk to Dr. about that.....hmm????? A day in the life of parenting....and happy to do so with her!

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