Thursday, May 22, 2008

Matthew Fell & Injured Ankle

Tuesday night Matthew fell down the stairs off the kitchen onto the hard wood floor in the family room and cannot bear weight on his right foot now. When he tries to stand up he falls and cries "boo-boo". I took him to the ER. He had x-rays which showed no fractures but they think it's a bad sprain (they're not exactly sure b/c he can't tell us where it hurts). I have to give him 250 mg of Motrin every 6 hours and it if doesn't get better in 2-3 days we'll need to see our pediatrician or an orthopedist. Since he can't walk I carry him everywhere...the stairs are the hardest b/c he weighs 40 pounds and my wrists are shot from a previous injury. He definitely won't be in school for the next few days. I really hope he gets better soon and that we won't have to see a specialist. Please keep you fingers crossed!

5 comments:

Casdok said...

Sorry to hear about Matthews fall. Hope it heals soon before you do your back in!!
My fingers are crossed!

TheFiveDays said...

Awww, Matthew! I understand how difficult it is when he can't tell you exactly where or how bad it hurts, it really leaves you guessing. I am sorry that you are having to carry him so much now...whew!! I do hope he is on the mend and back to running all over SOON!!!

GFCF Mommy said...

Oh, no! I hope he is feeling better soon. Sending hugs to you both.

Katherine

Julie said...

Poor baby. I hope it's much better today. How sad and sweet that he says 'boo boo.'

J said...

That's awful. I hope he's better now.