The outcome of today's ortho appt is ultimately good news; Oia has a soft tissue sprain at the right ankle. Having the words sprain and good news in the same sentence just does seem right but it certainly is when your ortho doc sends your daughter upstairs to x-ray because he suspects a possible break. So, yes, a sprain is good news.
The not so good news is that she is still not willing or able to walk on it yet. Today is day 3 since the fall and sprain happened and she just tonight pulled herself to stand but only beared weight on her left leg (holds right leg just off the ground) and flopped to floor to crawl again after being up only for a minute. Nonetheless, we call this progress.
Sprains slowly heal on their own but I'm praying for a quick recovery as this little girl starts preschool in just one week. It would ease my momma heart significantly if she was back to her normal self by the time I had to say good-bye and drop her off for her first day of preschool.
The knot on the back of Oia's right knee is believed to be a Baker's cyst. It's not an uncommon cyst and has several causes. Oia's is more than likely caused by the irritation and strain her knee endured during the casting period. There seems to be no apparent need to stress over this as ortho doc said it should dissipate on it's own over time.
We left the appt today with a script for a pair of compression socks. Oia has always had a puffy right foot since she was an infant and often times it is even a lovely tint of blue. She will only need to wear one on her right foot but hours worn in a day is unknown at this point. We finally convinced ortho doc that Oia would benefit from the use of a compression sock since her right foot and toes were barely swollen at all while in the cast and swelling remained at a minimum for a couple of days after removal. It's just one of those CP things we deal with, mainly a circulation issue in her less dominant extremity. I will be calling tomorrow to schedule an appt for her foot to be measured so a good fit can be ordered. Let's hope they make these things in pink.