Where do I even start this story? Perhaps Friday when Boo smashed her toe before gym then went on to have a fantastic practice, a full active & happy weekend. Followed by a nice practice on Monday and most of Tuesday. Turns out on her first event on Tuesday night she "stubbed" her smashed toe doing her round-off dismount from beam. She says looking back she thought nothing of it really. It hurt but so what? I certainly didn't know anything had happened and neither did her coaches.
*The fracture can be seen on the right side of the toe in the first 'open' space. That is the growth plate and it should be evenly spaced along that line. The triangle notch out of the right end is not normal. That is the fracture. The larger next 'open' space down is normal.*
I had the craziest discussion I have ever had and I realized that being the parent of a kid with ability is just as hard as being the parent of a kid with a disability. They count on you to advocate for them even when you would rather not go to bad mommy prison.
"I understand the orthopedic surgeon said for her to stay off it but did he happen to give any good ways for taping it for not staying off it?"
>Yes, tape her to the sofa<"And do tell me...I understand the issues with the growth plate but in the big toe does it really matter?"
>pain is what matters<
>the toe being artificially small doesn't matter but if it comes to the plate not closing that will<
"If we did keep her off it how long would it be for?"
>the surgeon's note says to follow up in fracture clinic in 2 weeks if there is still pain so that can be interpenetrated to say they expect her to heal or be notably improved in 2 weeks<
I think it is safe to say this season is throwing a lot of curve-balls Boo's way but her coach just posted this on fb and I think it is a fitting way to go out today: