I'm sure I'm not the only mother out there that has gotten up in the night to tend to a child and broken her toe on a footstool, am I?
I was pretty sure that there was nothing they could do for a broken pinkie toe, but just in case, I called the Healthlink to check. Was it painful? Yes. Was it swollen? Yes. Was it bruised? Yes. Was it deformed? Well, aren't all pinkie toes a little deformed looking?
I told the nurse that I was really just verifying that there was nothing a doctor would do differently than what was already happening, as I didn't have time to go walk-in anyways. She recommended I sit with my leg elevated with an ice pack on the foot, and I told her I would if I had time after I got myself & my youngest ready to go out, went to the pool to help my daughter's class with swimming, then went to the school to help with hot lunch.
Thankfully my sister was here to do after school pick-up, 'cause when I put a shoe on after being at home for a couple of hours, I changed my pain level from a 3 to a 7.