Yesterday our 3 year old daughter broke her leg at the playground. My wife and I feel absolutely terrible because she was out of sight for only a minute or so playing with an older girl and in that timeframe she fell and broke her leg. We were both getting up to see her right when she slipped and fell, but we were not able to make it to her in time to prevent it. We brought her to the hospital and found out that she broke her left tibia. It's not a displaced fracture so she didn't need to have to have it set, thankfully. However she is now in a cast that goes all the way up to her hip.
We have found that she is having a lot of trouble sleeping because her leg spasms and causes her much pain. She is currently taking 2mg of prescription codine every 6 hours. We are also alternating this with ibuprofen because the painkiller wears off very fast.
I am wondering if anyone else has been through this and if so do you have any suggestions? How long will this pain last her? Can we expect for it to get better in the next few days? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks