Now this is what it looked like 2 nights ago. Not pretty at all, but the swelling had gone down quite a bit. But.... it hurt worse every day and not better. I only wore the sling the first day since I couldn't get anything done with it on. Probably not one of my best ideas.
So my mom kindly suggested I really needed to go have it looked at. So once again my amazing sister came and watched my kids yesterday so I could go to the Doctor. He was not impressed with me for waiting 8 days to come in. He did some x-rays and range of motion tests. Diagnosis? I cracked my elbow. Awesome. I have an infection in the skin where the scrape was (very common I guess), but coupled with a crack in the bone can lead to some serious stuff if the bone gets infected. Double Awesome.
So... I am on strong antibiotics, pain killers and ibuprofen for swelling and the dreaded sling for 3 weeks. I have to go back on friday to make sure the infection is getting better. Triple Awesome.
Being one handed is not boding well for having 4 kids, 2 of which are very dependent still. It's been interesting to say the least. I just hope it heals fast now that I am on the right track.
I just didn't have any excitement going on right now. LOL.