About a month ago we were visiting Las Vegas and Brinley tripped and fell and seemed to be in quite a bit of pain. She wouldn't walk on her leg that night, and was limping for about a week after that. It wasn't much of a fall, but we were concerned about the limping so we took her to her doctor. He ordered x-rays and told us it was fractured and we should go to the fracture clinic at the hospital. At the fracture clinic, they didn't see any fracture, so they did not cast it. A couple days later, she was playing at the park and fell down off a step and was in a lot of pain, so thinking she had reinjured her leg, we took her to the ER. They x-rayed and told us that it actuallY HAD been fractured (grrrr) but was pretty much healed. They splinted it and sent us home. After we took it off she was still limping for 2 more weeks. I was concerned so I called the fracture clinic and made another appointment to check it out. We didn't make it to that appt, because that Saturday, 8/30, she tripped on the carpet and was hysterical in pain. It also was not much of a fall, a normal toddler clumsy stumble, so we tried to put her to bed, but she was up all night in pain. At 5:00 AM David took her to the ER and found out she had now fractured her femur. David called me at 7:30 and said they were going to run some tests to find out why she was fracturing from such small falls.

The night she got the second fracture. Laying with mommy was the only way to sleep

At the emergency room before they told us that we were staying


Adria said...

She is a beauty! I can just imagine how torn up you both must have been when she was getting hurt over and over :(

Danielle Brandt said...

Hi Kristen!
My mom, Ashley, and I just read what you and your family are going through. We are so sorry and feel so bad that this has happened. When I heard about it my heart sank and I could not believe that your sweet little girl has to go through something so painful. I wish there was something I could do or say that would make everything all right. The only thing I really know what to do is pray for her and your family that you will be able to make it through this. I want you to know how much I love and miss you. I have always thought of you as my older sister and want to be just like you. Everytime I think back to Young Women's I think of you and how much fun we had together. I am praying for you and your family. I love you and promise to keep in touch!
Love always,
Danielle Brandt