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Back to Fracture Clinic, or not?

(7 Posts)
wewillmendit Thu 28-Nov-13 22:53:52

DD trapped her hand at school on Tuesday. She is very stoic, and although she was crying on Tuesday night, I dosed her up with Calpol and she settled to sleep ok. Last night she burst into tears on seeing me when I picked her up from childminders, saying her hand really hurt.

So we went to A and E, hand was x-rayed, told she has fractured her hand and little finger, strapped and put in pot. Fracture clinic doc today said there is no need for this hand to be in pot, so he re-strapped her fingers together and review in two weeks.

She had full dose of calpol at 4pm, and dose of Ibuprofen at 6.30 as she was crying saying how much her hand hurt. I put her to bed, she must have cried for almost an hour, but she did settle and is still asleep.

I am concerned that she dies seem to have a high pain threshold, and she isn't a complainer usually. So do we wait and see, or ask for her to be seen again?

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Thu 28-Nov-13 23:07:40

Go and be seen again. Trust your instincts. My dd hurt her arm and they xrayed it. Couldn't see anything wrong. Took her back the next day as she was still in pain, they xrayed a bit higher up and lo and behold, there was a small fracture at the top of her arm. Don't leave it if you're worried.

Clobbered Thu 28-Nov-13 23:11:52

Sounds like maybe she didn't have enough pain relief during the day today? Try giving her regular doses of Calpol and Nurofen spread through the day tomorrow, and don't wait for the pain to get bad before dosing her. Also keep the hand elevated as much as possible (has she got a sling?) If neither of those things helps, then get her seen again.

wewillmendit Thu 28-Nov-13 23:53:28

Thanks both. I'll see how she is in the morning. She is very restless tonight.
She had calpol this morning and lunchtime but it doesn't seem effective hence the ibuprofen. She had asthma but had never had a problem with ibuprofen but I still don't like giving her it.

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Fri 29-Nov-13 08:41:12

Hey wewillmendit how's your dd this morning?

wewillmendit Fri 29-Nov-13 21:42:22

Took her back to a and e and the doctor told her that she needs keep it still and wear her sling. He said that because of where the break is that the treatment is to keep her little and next finger strapped together and no pot needed.

We have kept on top of pain relief today and she much more settled tonight smile
Thanks for asking Ilove

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Sat 30-Nov-13 00:54:13

Glad to hear things are ok. smile

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