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A&E?? Sore ankle dd1 7yo

(10 Posts)
imip Wed 05-Feb-14 16:12:06

Dd1 7yo hurt her ankle about three weeks ago. She can still walk on it, but does sometimes limp. She complains about it CONSTANTLY! It is clearly bothering her. I took her to gp three days after, they said to is it four or so more days and then go back.

Four days later, no change so I call back and am referred to local hosp.

Four days later again, it is getting worse and her teacher asks what I am doing about it. She can still sometimes walk on tip toe, as a little bit reduced mobility, but still walking with a lot of complaint. I don't hear from hosp, call dr again who advised to give ibroprofen (I had been) and wait for hosp to get into contact.

Today, after still no word about a hospital appointment, I call dr, who tell me to ring hosp. Hosp said they'd call back by now. I've just called hosp again, who said they'd all with an appt tomorrow,

I'm not sure what to do. Should I take her to A&E. Last year she broke her elbow and we didnt notice straight away. I'm concerned that there is an injury and perhaps she is susceptible to further injury without it being looked at properly. I don't think I'm being too precious that a 7 yo complaining of a sore ankle should have it addressed.

Should I go to A&E, I've given the hosp ample opportunity to arrange an appt and I feel I'm not doing my best for dd1 sad

CMOTDibbler Wed 05-Feb-14 16:14:39

I'd give the hospital tomorrow, and if its not soon, take her to a minor injuries clinic

imip Wed 05-Feb-14 16:25:13

Thanks cmot

Hospital just called and gave us an appt for tomorrow!

I was concerned that they appt may also be days or weeks away and shed be suffering that long... Appreciate your feedback!

CMOTDibbler Wed 05-Feb-14 16:50:27

Oh good, hope its nothing serious and they can help her

FourAndDone Wed 05-Feb-14 16:55:50

Hope dd is ok, make sure they X-ray!smile

lisad123everybodydancenow Wed 05-Feb-14 16:59:30

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

imip Thu 06-Feb-14 05:52:57

Thanks all. Yes, I definately want an X-ray. There was a teacher at school who spent three weeks hobbling around on a broken foot as the hospital refused to X-ray her. I may have to find inner strength to be forceful, or better yet, send dh! I'll update later today!

candycoatedwaterdrops Thu 06-Feb-14 08:52:36

How did it go? smile

lisad123everybodydancenow Thu 06-Feb-14 17:36:44

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

imip Thu 06-Feb-14 19:58:59

Thank you for asking smile

They did X-ray and have concluded either a sprain or as a result of a cold she had recently. She had a blood test today (and promptly vomited over everyone blush ), we get the results tomorrow.

They'll get a break specialist to look at the X-ray on Monday, just to double check.

Then another check in two weeks. They have been pretty through... I sent dh, I may just do that next time too!

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