Saturday, September 11, 2010

Avery’s accident

Boy oh boy have we had a day/night!!!  We spent the whole night last night at the hospital ER!!  Avery fell out of the top of the shopping cart back onto the back of her head.. She was standing up and Destiny didnt see her standing and she bumped the cart and then of course I turned my head for that second…and all I heard was this big LOUD bump followed by the biggest scream EVER!!  My heart just sank!!  I have never been so scared!!  So  we hurried out of the store..and she fell asleep right away..I'm still wondering do I take her in or do I let her rest..but then she would keep waking up screaming and saying “ouwie” so I decided I probably should take her to the hospital and get her checked out just for the peace of mind if nothing is wrong..So I came home to pick up Jared and drop of the rest of the gang..and we headed to the hospital..I was getting pretty scared now bc she kept grabbing her neck and she wasn't talking just screaming and every time we moved her she would just scream and she wouldn't move her neck..and she was very lethargic..kept going in and out of it..of course my mind starts thinking worse case and everything else that could happen and all I could do was PRAY!! and pray more!!  When we get back to the room they put a neck brace on her right away until it was cleared from the CT scan. They did that for two reasons..One as a precautionary bc children with DS have a vertebrae issue the two upper bones of the back(atlantoaxial instability)  The lax joints allow for excessive movement between the two upper vertebrae, especially when the neck is extended or bent..and if they have it they run a risk of spinal cord injury. They are usually tested around the age of 3-4 and Avery has not been tested yet.  The other bc of all the symptoms I was telling them of her neck.
avery hospital 5
Trying to keep Avery entertained..she was looking at pictures on Jared's phone..
avery hospital 6
She did really great with it on..she must of known it was helping her..She didnt move really though even after we got to the hospital she didnt want to eat or drink anything either..So we go for CT scan and wait..and wait…and wait ….for the results but Praise God!!  They came back normal and there was nothing on they took her brace off and were wanting her to sit up and eat/drink something..When they took her brace off she instantly started to grab the front of her neck again and I pointed that out to the dr and he says well its probably just from having the brace on..
Avery hospital
So he left the room and I go and sit right in front of her and look at the front of her neck and it looks a little swollen so I start feeling right around her clavicle bone and she starts screaming and I can feel her bone sticking up a I go back out and get the dr and bring him in..and he goes yeap you are probably right she probably did break her clavicle bone but lets get some x-rays to see..So more waiting and waiting and finally come and get her for the xrays and then we have to wait another hour for the results..(that is one thing I hate about our much waiting)  and he comes in and says that she fractured it right by the breast bone on the right side.. So we sling it up and get her some pain medicine and off we go..We finally can go home.. So around 130 we leave to go home…
It has been a LONG night and  I think the next 48 hours are going to be long too..All she wants to do is sit on the couch and not move..She is in ALOT of pain and the dr said that she has to wear the sling for 1-2 weeks and then it will take up to three months for the bone  to heal back up..
Can I just tell you that I am soooo frustrated with Doctors!!!!!!  There have been so many times where I am telling them what is wrong..why is that???  I know they are only human but why  is it happening all the time to my child??  Shouldn't they be more through all???  URGGGHHHH!!!!    I am paying them all this money for this????  Really???


Michelle said...

Aw, poor little girl! I can't believe the dr didn't even check it out but just said oh, it must be from the brace!?!?! what in the world! Glad it wasn't anything too serious though!

Kat said...

Oh my goodness that had to be so terrifying! I can't even imagine how scared you all must've been.I hope she is doing well now.

Holly said...

well i might know a little about fractured clavicle bones;)