Wednesday, March 13, 2013
My life is pretty ordinary. However, my children are very good at keeping me on my toes.
So much drama...
This weekend I went to watch my college age daughter complete in her 2nd to last competition of her gymnastics career. She slightly hyper-extended her right knee in a landing on the vault during warmup. When she switched to uneven parallel bars she jumped down from the high bar and in order to favor her injured leg she put her whole weight on her left leg. She landed funny, hyper-extended her good leg. A lot of pain followed and then a trip to the emergency room.
Her knee was so swollen that they could not properly see the x-ray. Today at the Dr's office, after a CAT scan they confirmed the worst. She has a major fracture of her upper tibia and ligament damage. They will do a MRI in two days to see if there is damage to the ACL.
So, we have 6-8 weeks in a cast and 6-8 weeks in a knee brace and therapy to look forward to.
My children, you gotta love 'em.