I posted yesterday about my dd who fell last Saturday and still won't straighten her leg. So today after the Celtic fair I took her to the ER. They looked at it and did some x- rays. Doctor thought he saw fluid in the knee but radiologist disagreed. They can't figure out what is wrong. She scraped it but they say it seems to be healing well. It's a little puffy but doesn't seem to be infected. He says he could see it causing her not to bend her knee but it's odd she won't straighten it. He has no answer for that.
He sent us home with (well they left it on the table) a tube of a stronger than you can buy over the counter topical antibiotic. We are to wash it with soap and water and put this medicine on it followed by gauze, tape, and an ace bandage.
But because they can't figure it out if anything changes for the worse we are supposed to immediately return to the er. Even a 100 degree fever or redness and we need to return. He's afraid there might be an infection lurking even though it isn't visible and she's not in the kind of pain he would expect for that. If it starts hurting worse back to the er. If she's not back to normal by Sunday morning back to the er.
Oh the joys of accident prone children :(
would you drive the 2 hours to the ER where they have pediatricians? It seems to be a little worse today and the scrape looks like this so it has a fresh layer of skin. I just don't think a wound this far healed should still be hurting this much. She's avoiding walking on it today and when she does walk on it she's flopping sideways all over the place.