Monday, February 15, 2010

Spencer's Broken Toe

Some of you will already know that Spencer broke his right big toe on Tuesday 2/9/10. He tripped on a plastic grocery bag containing the items that needed to go in the freezer. Go figure. Five more minutes and they would have been put away, or if he'd taken it a bit slower bouncing into the house from the garage (he went to get a pop), he might not have tripped on the sack. At first I thought it was a bad toe stubbing, or maybe a sprain, but when he was still in a lot of pain on Wednesday I called the doctor. We went in, the doctor said looks broken, and we got an X-ray and went right back up to the doctor's office. It wasn't pretty ... Spencer has a growth plate fracture and essentially dislocated the toe. Went to the orthopedic specialist on Thursday; they reset the toe and told him to stay off it for a week. He's 12. So far, so good, but I'm not looking forward to school tomorrow!

For the not-faint-of-heart, here are pics of the X-rays. Before ... the big v-shaped gap is where the growth plate broke. Oh, and his toenail was popped out of place also.

And after being set. No more big v-shaped gap, toenail back in place.


Much better, huh?


Alisa and Jared said...

Yikes! That's not good! Glad you got the pain figured out fast, and that they were able to help set it! Ouch!

Elaine said...

That doesn't look fun... That's great that the toe is set now!

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