Sunday, October 5, 2008

Bad Exercises, Bad!

Yesterday afternoon Hailey and Kaden were playing in the basement when we heard a blood curdling scream. Apparently Hailey had been playing with my "exercises" (as she calls my dumbells that I keep next to the elliptical). She dropped one of the ten pounders on her right foot. That made for a terrible ending to a great day.

She screamed for over an hour and we debated about taking her into the ER. We watched it and she calmed down so we thought it would be okay. It immediately began to swell and turn purple, but she could still move it so we thought it wasn't broken. By tonight she was in serious pain and her entire big toe was bright purple and blood began seeping out around the toe nail. So I decided to take her to instacare where they did an x-ray.

Poor Hailey had been so brave up to that point. She even took a rock that she had gotten at Antelope Island to show the doctor. The nurse and doctor fell in love with her. She finally began crying when I had to sit her on the x-ray table. Turns out is wasn't broken, but she had a severe hematoma under the nail. So the doctor drilled a hole through the nail and blood began spurting out. Hailey screamed and clung to me for dear life.

She wrapped it up and said the swelling went down instantly. Hailey looked at the picture of her toe and said "Look, that is where the exercises hurt my foot!" She got a sucker, a milk shake, and a copy of her x-ray as a reward. Way to go Hailey girl. You were so brave!

11 comments:

Jen said...

That is so sad!! She looks like she made it through though...

Miles and Bex said...

poor thing...that looks like it hurt. I hope she is feeling better.

Julie said...

Ouch, poor baby. She was so brave though.

I hope it will heal quickly.

Julie

Jenni said...

aww poor Hailey! I hope she gets better soon.

Heather said...

Can I just say, "OUCH!!!" Poor Hailey!

Veronica, I've missed ya! I haven't been on the BBC LDS board for a while, luckily I got your blog link from the read only board, glad to have found you again:) Seems like only yesterday Lauren was born, time flies!

I finally got into the whole blog thing too, it's fun! Here's a link if you wanna check it out... See ya!
http://jfamilygirls.blogspot.com/

Heather (girly_mom)

PhillipsFam said...

poor, poor girlie!! and you for having to watch her go thru that, I almost lost it just reading about it!

ps - yea - I got on!!:)

Amanda said...

Some day she will be glad she has that x-ray. At least that part was cool. Poor thing.

Ute Family said...

That definately looks like it hurt. I've dropped a 5 pounder on my foot and almost died, so what a brave little girl you have.
Nothin' like a huge pocket of blood to end your day! Hematoma's are the best :(

Staci said...

oh ouch. those things really hurt when they land on your toes. she's so brave.

melynda said...

poor thing. that cast is too cute, its just so little! i would cling for my life too it i had to get my nail drilled! brave little girl.

Alex and Laura said...

It's kinda funny because I picked up a weight and dropped it on my foot too! i was 6 years old and my twin brother dared me to pick it up! So of course I did but it was just a little too heavy... my reward was a broken foot, a bright pink cast up to my knee and my sister Libby teaching me to walk again!!

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