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    Default Sending injured child to school

    DD rolled her ankle yesterday at after school care. I kept her home today as she can barely walk on it. I took her to the Dr today and she had an X-ray, we get the report tomorrow. Pretty sure it's a sprain but GP wants to make sure there's no break just in case. It's red, a bit a bruising, warm to touch and swollen.

    If it is just a sprain, should I just strap it up and send her back to school on Thursday? Would you send your child to school with this sort of injury?

    DD is in kindy/first year of school.

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    Poor poppet. If it were me, as she is still so young I wouldn't send her until she was a bit more capable of walking on it. Too young to take care and not damage it more.

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    It would depend on if she is in pain? Can she weight bear? Can she get around to move between activities or to the toilet?
    If she can't move independently or was in pain I'd keep her home

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    I agree with two PPs. If she's in pain and struggling to get around I would keep her at home until she's able to move around more independently without causing further damage.

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    yep - pain is definitely a legitimate reason to keep her home. Especially when they are that little.

    Play time is a big part of that age at school - and if she cant do it, it wont be much fun.

    so if you think it hurts too much, keep her home an extra day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaybaby View Post
    It would depend on if she is in pain? Can she weight bear? Can she get around to move between activities or to the toilet?
    If she can't move independently or was in pain I'd keep her home
    She can put weight on it but only enough to sort of hobble around. She can move around the house on her own but she has to walk slowly. It's painful if she moves around too much but doesn't seem to hurt too much when she's off it, so it's not constant pain.

    I'll just have to wait I guess, I'll see what the X-ray report says tomorrow.

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    I'd wait to get the results, but considering she's so little, I'd probably leave her at home just to avoid more damage being done. Hopefully it's not too bad.

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    No break. Inflammation in the joint suggests ligament damage but it's not likely to be serious given she is able to hobble around on it. Dr said keep it strapped and all good for school tomorrow, will get an ultrasound if no improvement by end of the week.

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    I would keep her home and get the teacher to send work home.

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    glad its not broken

    hope she feels better soon


 

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