Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Gimpy Grant


I had a fantastic Mother's day. How about you? I'll post more later, I'm mostly done with my Mother's Day post, but I keep getting distracted.

So here's the quick update for today. Er, the last couple of days. Sunday Grant woke up limping. We thought it was strange, but he didn't seem to be in any pain, and we could see nothing physically wrong with his leg. We decided to wait and see what happened. He hobbled along, still limping with his left foot and knee turned out all day long. We went to the park, and he played and played, with no complaints. We went on a walk, and I put him in the stroller, which he complained about a lot. I would poke him and ask if there were "owies," and he always said no.

By Saturday night, he told me he had a "...teeny tiny owie. But don't kiss it, Mommy, it will go away by itself, ok?" He said it was in his knee.

Monday morning he woke up, and when he got out of bed and tried to put weight on it, he fell over.

That's not a good sign.

He was clearly is a lot of pain, and I took him into the doctor where they did several x-rays of his knee and hip, and blood work. I didn't hear back from the doctor till after six last night (I've always been told the squeaky wheel gets the grease, and I was definitely a squeaky wheel. A polite, kind, respectful, very squeaky wheel.) The doctor said the blood work showed he has some sort of infection or inflammation in his body, and it is affecting his joints and that likely is the cause of this problem. We were told to come back in today for another blood test, and in the meantime watch him to see if he showed signs of illness, and take him to the ER is he did.


I was at a cooking class last night, so I texted the babysitter to let her know. She texted me back a bit later to say that he was looking lethargic and had a temp of 99.9. A bit later, it was 100.2. I was supposed to take him in if he reached 100.4.


I told her to keep me posted, and by the time I got home his temp was down to 98.8, so I gave him some Ibuprofen and let him sleep. As of this morning, he is still complaining of pain, and we have an appointment at 1:00 to do more blood work and figure out where to go from here.

Ben has realized that he can steal toys from Grant, since Grant can't chase him and get them back. Grant has started hitting any kid who comes close, in order to protect his stuff.

Please pray for Grant, and for our family. I do believe our God is a God of miracles, and He can heal Grant immediately if that is His will. I also believe that if this progresses and we have to take further action, He can take care of us, and give us peace.

And I kinda need some peace right now.

(I'll be updating my Twitter account today as we go, you can see those updates in the left sidebar.)


After a short, fun appointment, they are sending us to Children's Hospital in Seattle. He needs an MRI (or something like that) and he needs to be sedated for that, as well as drawing the fluid from his knee to see what kind of infection is in there. I am happy with the decision to go, and I'm packing my bag. I'll keep updating Twitter, I'd appreciate if you all could keep praying! Thank you!


Paging Doctor Mommy said...

Praying for you honey! Let me know if there is anything we can do!

DJan said...

I read about this on Facebook and am glad to find out that whatever is going on, he's in good hands now. I hope it gets better soon, and I agree with you that prayer heals, but it's also good to have a doctor standing by. Please keep us posted on any progress. And you do have my prayers. Hugs!!

Briana and Bella said...
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Briana and Bella said...

MRI's seem to be fashionable this season -- first Christy, now your Grant.
The reason why children need to be sedated for MRI's is because they move too much. When I have them (haven't had one in a while) I don't need sedation but it's of my head so I am strapped down and I stay as still as I can but because it's all vibrating it's really hard to stay still. You need to stay REALLY still else the image will blur and firstly, children get scared and won't stay still and secondly they couldn't stay that still if they tried!!
I am praying for you, lovely Tiffani and family :) xxxxxx

Mama (Heidi) said...

I'm late seeing this post, but I am praying for Grant now.