Thursday, September 9, 2010

Jackson Update

Yesterday Jackson took 2 steps. Good sign. He hasn't tried since.

Today we had the appointment with the specialist. He agreed there wasn't a break, but thinks there's a fracture.

He said 85% of kids under the age of 2, with a slide injury (usually going down with a parent), who refuse to walk, have a fracture. To be 100% sure Jackson would need a bone scan. The bone scan requires putting him under, giving him an IV with dye, and then doing the scan. It's expensive and an unnecessary danger. The doctor said if it's positive, they still don't do anything. Therefore, there's no point in doing the bone scan. With 3-7 days he should start walking with a limp. In 3 weeks he should walk without a limp. If not, we have to go back in. But, we do have to keep him from climbing, jumping, or playing on structures. That will be fun!

All in all this is good news. Never thought that 1 - I'd say a fracture is good news or 2 - that I would in some way contribute to fracturing my son's leg.


Bethany said...

I hope you're not beating yourself up too much. Accidents happen.

dougnlarry said...

It does happen. That's exactly what happened to my friend. She went down the slide with her son on her lap and he ended up with a broken leg. And it's more common than you think. So don't feel badly about it.

I'm glad the prognosis is so good. I hope he's limping all over the place soon.

Grandad and Grandma MacGregor said...

Grandma and Grandad are relieved that it did not happen when they took Jackson to the park!! Watching him walk yesterday, 9/1/2010, shows that he is well on the way to a full recovery.