Jessica doesn't know pain, doesn't feel pain, doesn't recognize pain.
Why do I say this?
Here's the background data:
Age 4: Open Heart Surgery - up and walking around with chest tube hanging out 6 hours after surgery. Discharged after 2 days.
Age 5: Kid steps on hand at school, breaks pinky bone on left (dominant hand). Jessica not in pain doesn't tell anyone for 2 days.
Age 7: Jessica jumps off couch and lands on elbow. Breaks elbow, walks around 4 days with broken elbow.
Age 7: Jessica twists ankle, breaks 4th metatarsal in foot, walks on leg for 2 days.
So we try to go to BCH to get the best care we can because SHE DOESN'T REGISTER PAIN. SO THE FACT THAT THE XRAY shows an injury - treat the X-RAY not the kid that doesn't feel pain.
We didn't even get an Ortho consult at the ER. And Dr that we saw says, if she doesn't need a walking boot - she can just wear her normal shoes. I'm glad Jessica and I got some nap time in at the hospital.
And that I'm a momma bear and with 14 phone calls-- I got them to see Jessica today at 1:15pm in the Ortho clinic for someone to really look at her.
Otherwise, we would have been waiting until sometime next week for the appointment.
How else do I explain - This kid is super-human. She doesn't feel pain. Don't ask her where it hurts. Watch her body language and feel her. That's how we suspected it in the first place --- her OT thought "wow this doesn't feel right"
Let's help her out, PEOPLE!!!!!