Friday, November 14, 2008

It was suppose to be a goal.....

Wow...we have had a crazy week!!! Last Saturday was Mackenzie's last game of the fall season for outdoor soccer. We had to be on the field at 8:15 in Littleton for her first game that day. She had an outdoor game, indoor game and birthday party to go to on Saturday. The game only had a couple of minutes left and the ball was kicked to Kenzie and she was getting ready to do a header into the goal. Well...the ball hit her arm and then her arm hit the goal post. She started crying and tried to finish the game but the girls were telling her to take a knee. The coach took her out of the game and I had to wait patiently to go over there. As soon as I saw her arm I knew that something was wrong with it because of the color and the way that it was shaped. Right before we were getting ready to leave the field the coach came over and asked Kenzie to get on her knee because the team just took team pictures and they wanted to add her into the picture. She looked at me and I was telling her to do it (how dumb)...she was crying and very upset. I told her, she will look at the picture in a few years and laugh and think that was 15 minutes after I broke my arm. Endless to say she has a Radial Fracture and they are watching it closely to make sure that it heals correctly. We are all pretty positive that it will be fine because she is just a child and their bones fuse back together easily however the doctor said that there is a chance she may need surgery. Kenzie is now on her third cast this week!!! The first one was a soft (but hard) cast, second one was done on Monday and the third one was done on Wednesday. Her fingers were turning purple, staying cold and her hand was in a lot of pain so we took her back to the doctor and they replaced it was a new one. Kenzie was put through a lot that last visit because they could not get the cast off of her arm and they were pushing and pulling. They also needed to put a lot of pressure on her wrist to make sure that she was getting a good flow of blood to her wrist. When they were doing this her had went back to the nice pink color and when they stopped it started to turn purple again. The doctor called her dad who is an orthopedic surgeon and he thinks that we just need to watch her fingers closely, it may just be swollen still or the bone may be pressing on something. I can tell a difference tonight that they are not quite as dark. We will just continue to monitor everything.

1 comment:

Grandma said...

Oh my goodness!! You were so brave Kenzie! Love your bright pink cast!!
Please be careful!
Hugs and kisses, Kisses and hugs!