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my 3 yr old jump off the bed and seemed to have hurt his foot

By Anonymous November 2, 2011 - 8:53pm
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My son likes to jump off things and this time he jumped off the bed I don't think his injury is that bad because I only have the mattress on the floor so its not a big height difference I was in the kitchen and heard his crying came in and he told me his foot hurtled he walks on it and moves it fine but he kind of walks funny on it either way. If its not broken what else could it be am going to wait until tomorrow and see how he walks on it but what should I look for? ?

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Hi Anonymous,

As a parent, I'm going to share my rule of doctors/emergency rooms with you: When in doubt, check it out!

When my first child was born I found myself spending A LOT of time wondering whether or not I should call his pediatrician, schedule an appointment, take him to the ER. Then I realized, 'if I don't at least call I will continue to stress over this for days, weeks, or months'. So now, whenever I'm not sure whether I should take my child in to the doctor, I call first. If their doctor thinks he needs to see them he tells me to bring them in, if not he will tell me what to monitor for and what I can do to make them feel better.

Believe me, as a mom, this little rule not only help make your son feel better but it will also make you feel better as a parent.

One thing I can tell you is that if he is walking just fine, it is more than likely not fractured.

Best of luck,


November 3, 2011 - 5:54am
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