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I think Elizabeth sprained her ankle

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
but that is a small chance...
yesterday, she had been jumping on her bed, and and fell off of it, and then I hear this blood curled scream..then horus after that she is limping around but she says it felt better...I just thought she wanted a little sympathy but all night last night, she would not even walk at all..we had to carry her everywhere...the only thing that is so odd is that it isn't even swollen in the area where she says it hurts....but she is still crying about it this morning...I am trying real hard not to go to the ER, but should i take her?? wwyd?
post #2 of 19
If your child cannot walk on her foot, then YES you should take her to ER- or a walk-in clinic. Are there any free clinics near you? I know you have to wait forever to be seen but usually free clinics have some pretty dedicated doctors working there. A local church in your area would know of the closest free clinic.
post #3 of 19
Take her to the ER. Just because it isn't swollen does't mean its not twisted, or even hairline fractured. Don't take a chance like that, just go to the doc.
post #4 of 19
Take her to the doctors ASAP.
post #5 of 19
Yes, you should take her to a doctor. It's better to be sure then to have to have a fracture corrected later after it's started to heal wrong.
post #6 of 19
Any news?
post #7 of 19
Absolutely get her to the ER, if the doctor's office isn't open on weekends. And if she cannot put weight on the foot, have her keep it elevated until she is seen by the doctor, that will keep some of the swelling down.
post #8 of 19
Thread Starter 
I know yall may think i am a bad person for not immediately taking her to the ER, but I plan on taking her to the family clinic this evening....there is one that stays open till 9:00 at night Monday-Saturday...

It isn't swollen at all, she iswalking on it this morning with a slight limp, but isn't crying about it like she was last night...soooo, i will let yall know how the doctors visit goes..
post #9 of 19
If you put off taking her to the doctor and go later, it may get worse and it could also make the authorities suspicious - my father in law used to be a policeman and said if a child is under 5, doctors automatically get suspicious, and even more so if taking them to the doctor was put off. So I would suggest, for your sake and for your daughters sake, take her to the doctor. That is a strange comment "I am trying real hard not to go to the ER" Why would you not want to take her? Please take her. Why wait til the evening? Take her NOW. If there is a stress fracture, it can lead to a more serious fracture.
post #10 of 19
Any news?
post #11 of 19
If there isn't any insurance, a trip to the emergency room would cost a fortune!!!! I have had to wait and see with my kids. Usually until a Dr.s appointment the next day. Not everyone can afford a doctor when they need one.
post #12 of 19
I also think that with Steve's heat stroke, money is much more tight than usual. Plus, we all know how kids are...they tend to try to milk it for all it's worth. None of us really know how bad it actually is so it's hard for us to not jump to conclusions. At least Kathy is trying...she's taking her to the Dr.

Kathy, hope Elizabeth's ankle is ok and please let us know how you all are.
post #13 of 19
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Originally posted by DragonLady
If there isn't any insurance, a trip to the emergency room would cost a fortune!!!! I have had to wait and see with my kids. Usually until a Dr.s appointment the next day. Not everyone can afford a doctor when they need one.
Sad but very true.
post #14 of 19
Kathy- I'm sorry to hear about Elizabeths ankle. I hope it's ok. Keep us updated.
post #15 of 19
Thread Starter 
hey yall.we took her in to the doctors office last night, and he wanted an X-ray done on her so we took her to the hospital shortly afterwards...it just showed a 1st degree sprain, no broken bones..just a minor tear in the ligaments, but the nurse wrapped her up in some ace bandge for now..she needs to wear at nights and during the day for a full 2 days, and then after that, just at night for 5 days, and then the doc wants a follow up check on her to see how it is doing....there hasn't been any swelling at all, and that is what kept me from taking her to the ER, but the doc said, ya gotta do what ya gotta do sometimes, and he was very sweet with her too.....just wanted to update you all on her...
post #16 of 19
Glad nothing was broken!
post #17 of 19
I'm glad she's ok. ER trips are very expensive. Dan hurt his ankle last fall, and we went to the ER. Big mistake! He got some x-rays and a brace for his leg, I think it's called an air-cast. He also got hospital bills totalling $1,000! Thank goodness he has insurance at his work now.
post #18 of 19
When Racer spooked and I got tossed off and banged my head we were between insurances (of course) $3,500.00 later after 4 MRI's they kept insisting I had a slow brain bleed because the swelling wouldn't go down, we are still paying for everything. The new insurance will not pick up anything that pre-exists.
post #19 of 19
Glad nothing was broken Kathy-

Get well Hugs to Elizabeth!
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