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|Sun, 10-02-2011 - 9:29pm|
My daughter broke her arm today. Again. She's 10 and this is her fifth break. We've had several doctors look at her x-rays over the years, 3 different orthopedic offices, and they all say her bones look healthy. Bottom line is that she falls awkwardly and breaks easily, but there's nothing actually wrong with her causing the breaks. I hate that I can't go in the x-ray room with her since I'm pregnant. I always have before. I've researched x-rays and pregnancy, and I know the chance of injury to the baby is really low, but I can't bring myself to take that risk. But I feel so guilty. It's like I'm choosing the baby over my 10 year old. I hate sending her into that x-ray room alone! With her other breaks, there have been 3 total sets of x-rays over about 2 months. This break is her worst yet, so there may be even more. I don't want her to think that I'm picking the baby over her everytime I send her into the x-ray room without me! And, yes, she knows that's the reason I can't go in the room. She says she's okay with it, but I feel so guilty! She's so scared of doctors, but she tries to reassure me that she'll be fine. Then she starts crying and I want to cry too!
In a crazy twist, my son also has an injured finger. (He hurt it home with my husband, while I was at the doctor with my daughter for her arm!) He's 6 and was trying to do handstands and jammed his knuckle. It's all swollen and hurts. If it doesn't get better soon, I'll have to get his finger x-rayed, too. But, he refuses to leave my side. I know there is no way I can get him in an x-ray room without me.