This is Caroline’s foot.

This is an avulsion fracture.

This is the swelling on the outside that started yesterday.

We have no idea what happened or caused this.

She woke up yesterday morning and couldn’t walk on the outside of her foot.

We thought she was avoiding chore day.

Oops.

After ice and elevation most of the day, it started really swelling around 7pm.

I swear everything happens at 7pm.

Why?

Anyways, to (hopefully) save another ER visit, I called and just talked to the nurse about it.  She said she needed to be seen soon by either an ER or Urgent Care.

So I took her in (she couldn’t get a shoe on, it was too painful with the pressure of the shoe) and they did 3 angles of x-rays.

Of course what is on Caroline’s mind?  Horse riding.

She told the doctor she rides every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday and works at the barn on Saturday.

He said, “Not this week.”

She is super bummed but also understands.  She said she’ll do whatever it takes to be back with her horses as soon as possible.

I love her spirit and passion.

So she is in a boot right now, staying off of it as much as possible.

As my very wise grandfather says, “When you got kids that’s all you got.”

Amen.