Tuesday, September 6, 2011
This Little Girl...
It was the oddest thing. She got it on the top of her right foot. Such an unusual place for a splinter. Took her to the doctor because it looked awful and he tried to remove it.
Couldn't get it all out and sent us to the E.R. After exams by several doctors??? and an x-ray, they deemed it to small to remove it. Generally that is a good diagnosis. Just let it dissolve on it's own. It really was tiny what was left.
But a few months went by and it wasn't going away. In fact a bump started forming on her foot where the splinter was tucked away.
So another trip to the doctor for a dose of antibiotics and more foot soaks.
In July, the doctor finally said it had to come out.
So we have been trying since July to get a surgery scheduled. And her foot actually looks much better, but she was supposed to go in today. And then she got a cold two days ago.
I can't say I'm to upset. A little relieved actually because I am going to have another surgeon there look at it, since the one that was supposed to do the surgery is gone for a month now.
And if it's still deemed necessary to have it removed, then we will.
But I'm hoping that maybe it's not necessary now.
I guess we'll find out next week.
And Erin is happy now to say the least :)
But what a roller coaster ride it has been the past few days here emotionally!
If you have ever had a child need surgery, some reassuring words of wisdom would be great! :)
Posted by Mary Jo at 9:26 AM