The first Friday in May 2013, Kornelia was high-jumping in gym class at school. She missed the mat on the landing of her jump and came down very hard on her left knee. 15 year old teenage girls can be drama queens at times, and consequently it can be hard to discern how bad an injury is. Kornelia could not put weight on her leg or walk following this fall in the gym and so she called Ewa to come pick her up. Ewa had to drive to the gym door and help her into the truck.
Upon seeing how Kornelia was feeling, Ewa decided to take her to the Children's hospital here in the city to get the knee looked at. The nurse in triage looked at Kornelia in the wheel chair and had her wait... and wait. Finally, after a couple of hours(!), Kornelia was taken in for an x-ray and... Surprise! They found this:
The nurses apologized profusely for not taking Kornelia's pain concerns more seriously and making her wait so long. Kornelia ended up staying in the hospital over the weekend as an operation was required to put pins in the bone to stabilize it for healing. Here's the femur after that surgery with the pins in it.
|On the way home after surgery|