Last night, my youngest son went to a campfire with some friends and he stepped over a tree trunk into an open guitar case which caused him to roll his ankle. Today, I took him to the emergency room.
They did a brief evaluation and decided that it was probably just sprained. They fitted him with an air brace and crutches and made an appointment for tomorrow morning with his primary care doctor for a follow-up and, probably, an X-ray. That way, we don't get charged for a full emergency room visit.
It's coloring up really pretty, isn't it? Hopefully, tomorrow, we'll get good news, that it's a simple sprain and he'll heal up quickly.
Do you remember that it was almost a year ago when I spent time in the emergency room with a swollen, colorful ankle? I was riding Scout and he reared up and went over backwards on me. My ankle ended up being broken and I had to have surgery. I'm still recovering...