That's the question, Is it broken, or not?
We shared yesterday about our adventures with Asher as we had to visit our local urgent care facility to find out if he broke his wrist or just seriously injured it after a fall at youth group. Well, we've been to the orthopedic specialist and we might have an answer.
Is it broken? Well, it might be, but we won't know for two weeks. Yes, we have to wait two weeks. Since we had to wait a couple of days to see the orthopedic specialist, most of the swelling and a lot of the pain has gone down. This is good, because when Asher was first seen, the pain and discomfort was a little more widespread. That left the doctor to assume a fracture, but he was unable to pinpoint a specific break or bone. Even with the x-rays, it was hard to see if there was a real fracture.
So the plan, according to the orthopedic specialist, is to cast the wrist and wait for two weeks. After two weeks, we will revisit the specialist, re-X-ray the wrist, and look at the wrist to see if the suspected bone is fractured or not. The bone in question, the Scaphoid bone in the wrist. It's a pretty important bone. In fact, this little bone is what holds the wrist bones together.
The visit is over. The cast is on. Now we wait. Two weeks with a cast as we wait for our follow up visit.
Now, if it is not broken, the cast comes off and Asher is free to return to normal activities.
If it is broken, Asher might be looking at six to eight weeks with a cast.
Take a few minutes and watch the vlog.
As soon as we have a our follow up, we'll let you know the results.
Until then, thanks for watching. And thanks for reading the blog.
- the higham family -
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