Something is going on with Juliana’s right leg. Jen’s sharp eyes and protective instincts noticed that her leg was sticking out at an odd angle. Juliana had just spent almost 2 hours on Jen sleeping really well and was returned to her isolette when Jen noticed. The resident stopped in and felt her leg and agreed that something felt off about it. They are sending X-ray up to scan her leg shortly. Update when we learn more. (Also, I figured out how to update with my Blackberry, so I can do bedside reports now!)
Update: X-ray taken 10 minutes ago, should get preliminary results around 8:30. Juliana doesn’t appear to be in any discomfort, but her leg is bent and to the right, somewhat like a frog’s leg. It is discomfiting to look at.
Her right femur is broken. No real “event” anyone can point to. Ortho will be up tonight to set the break and put her leg in a splint. With her rapid growth, it should heal rapidly. We feel upset anyways.
Orthopedist did a great job setting her femur and putting on a splint. We’re hitting the sack.