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missangie
11-17-2008, 10:46 PM
Well it was an eventful evening at the Meeks household. Our youngest (DD 10) was at taekwondo this evening and broke her big toe on her right foot. She also did major damage to the toe nail and gets to go see a specialist tomorrow! At taekwondo class they always end with a game of dodgeball. It is supposed to help them learn to think and move fast. Well my overly aggressive child tried to kick one of the balls that bounced toward her and instead of kicking the ball, she missed and kicked the floor. Ouch!

Of course, we had to rush to pick her up and learned that she is the third student to do the same thing in the past couple of years. The previous two had broken the toe. We watched as the toenail bled and bled and the foot began to swell before we decided that she needed to have an x-ray. Sure enough, it's broken. Unfortunately, the break is too low on her toe to be considered one of those leave it be--it will heal on its own sort of breaks. We get to go to a foot specialist tomorrow for a soft cast, splint, boot or whatever they do for a break like hers. I'll be anxious to hear what the doc has to say.

We finally have her doped up and sleeping. Man what a drama filled evening and no more taekwondo for a couple weeks!

askomsky
11-17-2008, 10:50 PM
Oh no!!! I'm so sorry to hear that. Hopefully she'll sleep well and I'll keep my fingers crossed everything goes well at the doctors tomorrow.

disney_girl
11-17-2008, 10:54 PM
Oh no! That doesn't sound fun at all! Hope she heals fast!

SunshineGirl
11-17-2008, 11:15 PM
Oh, man. That sucks. I guess the silver lining is that she's between soccer seasons, right?

Sunni
11-17-2008, 11:17 PM
:hugs:Angie and DD :hugs: I am sorry to hear that happened. I will be thinking of you tomorrow and hope all goes well. Try to get some sleep.

zoodoyle
11-18-2008, 12:06 AM
Ouch!! Hugs to all!! :hugs:

jl8595
11-18-2008, 06:54 AM
Oh no! I hope she heals quickly!! :hugs:

Iteach
11-18-2008, 06:58 AM
Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear about your DD. That sounds painful! Hope your Dr. appt. goes well today and that she feels better soon. There's never a dull moment is there. Hope you all got some sleep last night. Keep us posted. :hugs: to you and your DD.

lanny76
11-18-2008, 08:25 AM
Oh, my, sorry to hear about that! Hope it gets better quick.

dac921
11-18-2008, 08:35 AM
Oh No! My daughter broke her arm afew years ago riding her scooter..

I broke my little toe years ago...

Ouch...

Tiggerific711
11-18-2008, 08:40 AM
Ouch! Your poor daughter (and you too!)

That reminds me of the time when my DD was in taekwondo. They were doing exercise drills at the beginning of the class and she decided to see if she could hold up all her weight using her index fingers....she thankfully ended up with just a badly sprained finger.

Good luck with the doctor!

bbangel
11-18-2008, 12:55 PM
Poor Adrianne! I hope it isn't painfull for very long. Breaking bones is no fun. :hugs:

Hedy
11-18-2008, 12:58 PM
:hugs::hugs::hugs:

missangie
11-18-2008, 01:18 PM
The doctor feels like she will heal on her own. So, with meds and some good wraps, she will make it through. She has to wear her crocs for a few days and no activities like taekwondo and soccer for a couple weeks.

Good news is that she will heal fine. That's really all I wanted!

fourfoxesinpa
11-18-2008, 01:21 PM
Ouch, ouch, ouch!!! :headache: So sorry to hear about your DD. That sounds like it smarts...really bad. :(

mia214jia
11-18-2008, 01:23 PM
OOOOOOWWWWW! I have broken both my big toes and it inst fun! ~ poor baby, But it sounds like she will heal well! :hugs:

disney_girl
11-18-2008, 01:51 PM
Broken toes are definitely not fun- I did that a few years ago...ouch!
But I am so glad that it will heal on it's own- I know you are relieved about that! I'm sure after some rest, she'll be up in no time!

Blessing and Miracle
11-19-2008, 09:09 AM
Oh, no! I'm sorry to hear that. I will keep you guys in my prayers. :hugs:

missangie
11-19-2008, 09:43 AM
Update:

After a couple of mysterious calls yesterday, one from the radiologist and another from the doctor, we found out this morning that the toe is actually broken in two places! So, we are going to get a soft cast and a boot today afterall. Poor thing--It's actually a good thing because I think she will be much more comfortable in something to mobilize her foot. Bad news is that the doctor wants to remove the toe nail as well--yuck!

Keep Miss Adrienne in your prayers. She'll heal, but it's hard to be in pain when you're 10! :(

disney_girl
11-19-2008, 09:51 AM
Poor thing! That's no fun at all! The toenail thing isn't fun or pretty- BUT it will help it heal quicker. I didn't go that route but I would next time for sure! Big hugs to her!!