Friday, December 6, 2013
A Break in the Action
"No," that doctor said. "It must just be a deep bruise or a sprain." But, when she still wasn't walking on it on Monday, they took her to her regular doctor.
And this time, they got a different X-ray and a different diagnosis. Miss Kinley had a broken ankle. Her doctor put it in a brace, and they headed to an orthopedic doctor the following day.
We were all surprised when the cast ended up thigh-high. Since yellow wasn't an option for a cast color at that doctor's office, none of us were too surprised that she chose K-State purple. (Brainwashing begins early in our family, but Kinley did the choosing.)
It doesn't slow her down much, especially now that they've figured out some friction for the bottom of a sock covering the cast. Who knew Eric was such an artist? For a daycare program this week, Kinley's fancy Christmas dress was accessorized with a purple cast and a sock with a Christmas tree painted on the bottom, courtesy of her Daddy.
We stopped and saw her on our way back from Kentucky. Girls with casts just might get a book to read and a Minnie Mouse figurine to dress up.