Thursday, December 2, 2010

1 week follow up

It has been 1 week and 1 day since Sam's lovely attack on her ankle. Last week they could not tell if it was broken or not. However, the huge amount of swelling could be seen on the X-ray and they said that is not good. Sam did pretty well with her walking cast this past week.

Tonight I took her back in for her 1 week post accident. They did another X-ray to take a look. Her foot is actually still pretty swollen. Nothing like before but it is noticeable. I was actually shocked the first time I took her cast and wrap off her foot a few days ago. It is really bruised up. So the verdict for her ankle? She did in fact break it. I was told it was healing nicely though. We will be going back in 2 weeks again. She is allowed to take her cast off in the evening, along as she is not walking a lot and it doesn't hurt. It is not a weight-baring bone. I forgot to ask which one it was.

Just like a real cast, that thing can stink!! yuck!

Updating on Sam and her meds for ADHD-inattentive type... The smallest dose did nothing for her so it was up'd some. Honestly I don't see much difference with this dose either. I need to ask her teacher if she notices anything.

Sam is a type of child that takes forever to fall asleep at night. Just like her dad. He takes melatonin every night. I saw on Sam's report from the ADHD clinic (that was 4 or 5 pages long BTW) they would suggest melatonin next time we visit if she still takes awhile to fall asleep. Meds for ADHD can have that side effect as well. Last night I decided to give it a go. Oh my gosh what a difference!! I will be trying again tonight. I am not sure if last night was a fluke or what. Usually it takes her about an hour to fall asleep. Here lately I have been trying to get her to bed about an hour earlier to see if I notice a difference in the morning. getting to bed early is not easy. Last night she never came out of her room saying she couldn't sleep, no calls out for one more hug/kiss, nothing! Usually she does anything to get out of bed. If melatonin can help with that then I think I love it!

I am not the type of person who likes pills. Having one of my kids on pills almost makes me cringe. BUT if they work and make life easier for her, then it is worth it. Also, not being a pill type of person I can not swallow pills. I can do a small pill and can take my nightly zocor 20 mg without any problems. But a regular size tylenol I can not do. Sam is a champ... She can swallow her pills with no problem. She rocks!

I have not really researched a lot on ADHD. However, it seems Sam fits right into a lot of the 'signs' with the stuff I have read.

It's bedtime for a certain little girl so I will update again soon.


The Munck Family said...

Sorry it's truly broken, glad that she is doing so well with it. Hope it heals very quickly!

Maybe getting to sleep faster at night will help her, and maybe her other meds will kick in. No pills aren't fun or good but at times very much needed. Again, I know you will do great with her homeschooling!

Sharon said...

Poor Sam! It's good though that it is healing nicely. Hope the melatonin continues to work well.

SunflowerStories said...

Did a bunch of catch up reading on your blog. So much going on with all of the kids! I hope the ankle continues to improve and she isn't in too much pain. Good luck with the homeschooling!

Kristen's mom said...

I think I could use some of that melatonin. Maybe we should work on inventing a cast that doesn't smell. Hope Sam's ankle continues to heal.