Tuesday, June 7, 2005

The rest of the day---BAD

Well I went and picked up Brook from day camp and things went downhill from there. Brook had fallen and hurt herself. They took precautions for a possible head injury but that was not the problem. She was complaining about her hands hurting. Only that was not it either. What was hurting was her wrists! Apparently she caught herself when she tripped. She was in enough pain and it was very plain to me that it was not her fake act. So off to the doctor we go. Her doctor's office is only a few minutes away from camp. In we go and I started getting worried. She was starting to get blotchy! Well the doctor looked her over good and drew some blood to check her blood count. He determined that she had Fifth Disease. Her poor face looks like someone has slapped her hard! That was not all. He sent us to the ER for x-rays of her wrists. The x-rays did not reveal any breaks. The doctor said that with children her age that unless the bone was actually separated from itself that sometimes they cannot be seen. The growth plates and bones in children do not always show breaks. He said the level of pain in her left wrist indicates a serious enough injury to be splinted. He would rather err on the side of caution. So on her left arm she was a splint that some people would call a temporary cast and her right arm has a velcro splint on it, looks like a brace. Unlike some doctors, he prescribed real pain medicine for her, tylenol with codine. She is sleeping now.

So tomorrow when I go to court, I will try to get dismissed from duty the rest of the week.

12 comments:

  1. aaaw , with some rest, she should be fine, barring an actual fracture!
    ~ Julie~ http://journals.aol.com/joolsinwa/randommusingsofmymind

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  2. What a day!  JAE

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  3. Goodness, poor Brook, and poor you, too. hope they let you go. Hang in, Margo

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  4. That's a shame. I feel so bad for Brook. I never heard of "fifth disease" so now I am off to google it and see what it is.

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  5. domesticatedchicJune 7, 2005 at 11:20 PM

    Aww sorry to hear she has that..heres a little page on it for your fancy..
    Hope she starts feeling better.. soon. :) Melaney

    http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/parvovirus/B19.htm

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  6. Poor baby girl!  One of my closest girlfriends just went through that with her youngest.  Fifth disease is no fun either!  We have had it three times...one for each I guess!  LOL                     C.

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  7. Oh man! Poor kid! I hope they let you out of it tomorrow.

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  8. Sorry to hear Brook is under the weather.  You were lucky the Doc's office was so close to camp.  Glad to find out Fith's disease is not a very serious ailment.  What rotten luck having to wear the casts for the rest of camp.
    Sam

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  9. How awful for you both.  I've never heard of fifth disease, so I'm going to go look it up.  Hopefully you'll get out of jury duty.  Hoping she feels better soon.

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  10. OMG CELESTE WHEN I SEEN THE TOP PIC I WAS FREAKING OUT...I hope the lil doll is ok! Its nice to be back, I have alot of catchin up to do huh!

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  11. How dreadful !  Poor Brook, I do hope she isn`t in too much pain. I hope she gets better very soon.  ((((((hugs))))))

    Sandra xxx

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  12. I hope Brook feels better. What a day.

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