So on Saturday the ex calls me and tells me that my daughter (23 months old) needs to go to the doctor. I ask him why, and he says because her left leg is hurt. So of course I ask him calmly how this happened and when. He says he doesn't know, and that he "thinks" one of his girlfriend's kids stepped on her foot. These kids are aged 3 and 4, btw. He says he noticed that she wouldn't put any weight on her left leg and that when she tried to stand she just fell over. He said this is the first he'd noticed of it (and this was around 2pm). So I asked him what he was going to do. He said he'd probably take her to the doctor but wanted to know what insurance info he'd need. I told him that I had the insurance card, so he'd have to come get it from me. He told me to just come pick her up since he was "busy" anyway helping out at his girlfriend's dad's house. I was already feeling uneasy at this point and not really buying his story. So I went over there to get my daughter and picked her up. She didn't want to leave my arms to go into the car seat. She was very fussy, and it took a while to calm her down. My boyfriend gently felt her leg for anything unusual, and noticed she didn't react in pain when he felt around her foot and ankle, but was pretty sensitive about her knee. She had slight swelling... but nothing really noticeable. We got her into the car seat and took her home first before heading elsewhere. I called my doctor's office and spoke to the nurse before deciding what to do next. I knew she'd have to see a doctor that day, but I wanted to make sure we were going to the right place first. She recommended a local hospital and we headed up there. On the way over there my boyfriend called up my ex to verify his story and see if there was anything else he could tell. His girlfriend added that she had given her tylenol at 10:30am and that she "thinks" that the injury may be related to her backing up into my daughter and stepping on her in the kitchen the day before. Kind of weird considering it took him till around 2pm the next day to call me even though they'd already given her tylenol and then done nothing else. At the ER the doctor asked a few questions and then they took x-rays. He also felt that my ex's story was a little strange and wondered why he hadn't taken her in himself. The only thing i could think of was that he just wanted me to go since i had the insurance card... altho it even sounded like a lame excuse to me. The x-rays came back fine... no broken bones. So the doctors sent us home and told us to watch her closely and if her condition worsened or just didn't improve that she would probably need an MRI. He said to be sure to schedule a follow up with her doctor monday. So I called as soon as I could today and scheduled an appointment. What do you guys think of all this? Does it make you uneasy too? It's really making me feel sick. I'm not even sure if she should be over there at that house anymore if whatever happened to her is their fault. My daughter can't walk right now... she can't even stand or crawl. All she can do is sit in one spot. It breaks my heart to see her this way!
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8/30/10 at 4:56pm