Lifted Weight

This morning we had an upset boy who didn’t want to talk about anything but Legos. I got him on my lap to ask him why he so upset and he wanted to know if the doctor that he had to go to this morning was a “pokie doctor”, I told him no pokies and then he asked “no medicine either mommy?” After I convinced him it was not a pokie or a medicine doctor, and that it was a talking doctor only he was able to relax a little. Zach rode with his Grandpa to work this morning where is Aunt MaeMae met them and took him to the park. Casey, Casey John, and I headed up to Austin for his follow up with the orthopedic doctor.

He showed us his MRI results and basically they point to what the originally thought he had Meyers Dysplasia (this description really seems to fit especially the part about symptoms presenting at age 2, that’s how old he was) or Legg-Calve-Perthes, but he said he is really to young for it to be Perthes. The MRI shows some dark spots in his hip bones which is where the blood vessels are not getting the blood they need and he had a bit of fluid on his hips (but he marked there was no need to worry about that) and they are fairly well formed. We worry here about the roundness of the hips and them forming completely, he actually has this in boths hips, one just more than the other.

Today and yesterday he has really limped more than in the past few months, when he does show the symptoms we are supposed to limit his pounding activities (take him swimming or let him ride his bicycle tricycle) and give ibuprofen if needed. The next steps if the symptoms are persistent it to put him in a brace or traction. Our next follow up with the orthopedic will be at the Dell Children’s Hospital Specialty Care Center so that if that is what he needs to do in February he can do it there.

As far as the blood work goes that is still under the direction of the rheumatologist Dr. Carrasco, we have that redone next Tuesday morning and will probably have the results by the end of next week. Monday afternoon he has his appointment with the eye doctor and then two weeks after that his follow up with Dr. Carrasco. I used the color pink in my calendar for all his appointments and there are so many it looks like Barbie took over my calendar! I think we’ll have a bigger sigh of relief when the blood work is done and comes back ok! I leave you with a different shade of color tonight – yellow!

Yellow SpongeBoys
Casey J picked these PJ’s out for him and his brother!

This morning we had an upset boy who didn’t want to talk about anything but Legos. I got him on my lap to ask him why he so upset and he wanted to know if the doctor that he had to go to this morning was a “pokie doctor”, I told him no pokies and then he asked “no medicine either mommy?” After I convinced him it was not a pokie or a medicine doctor, and that it was a talking doctor only he was able to relax a little. Zach rode with his Grandpa to work this morning where is Aunt MaeMae met them and took him to the park. Casey, Casey John, and I headed up to Austin for his follow up with the orthopedic doctor.

He showed us his MRI results and basically they point to what the originally thought he had Meyers Dysplasia (this description really seems to fit especially the part about symptoms presenting at age 2, that’s how old he was) or Legg-Calve-Perthes, but he said he is really to young for it to be Perthes. The MRI shows some dark spots in his hip bones which is where the blood vessels are not getting the blood they need and he had a bit of fluid on his hips (but he marked there was no need to worry about that) and they are fairly well formed. We worry here about the roundness of the hips and them forming completely, he actually has this in boths hips, one just more than the other.

Today and yesterday he has really limped more than in the past few months, when he does show the symptoms we are supposed to limit his pounding activities (take him swimming or let him ride his bicycle tricycle) and give ibuprofen if needed. The next steps if the symptoms are persistent it to put him in a brace or traction. Our next follow up with the orthopedic will be at the Dell Children’s Hospital Specialty Care Center so that if that is what he needs to do in February he can do it there.

As far as the blood work goes that is still under the direction of the rheumatologist Dr. Carrasco, we have that redone next Tuesday morning and will probably have the results by the end of next week. Monday afternoon he has his appointment with the eye doctor and then two weeks after that his follow up with Dr. Carrasco. I used the color pink in my calendar for all his appointments and there are so many it looks like Barbie took over my calendar! I think we’ll have a bigger sigh of relief when the blood work is done and comes back ok! I leave you with a different shade of color tonight – yellow!

Yellow SpongeBoys
Casey J picked these PJ’s out for him and his brother!

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