Thursday, November 6, 2008

Sick with worry


We have had some serious issues come up this week.

Saturday Bug complained that his feet hurt.

I assumed it was from the long trick or treating walk.

Sunday night he didn't even want to walk his feet hurt so bad.

I gave him a bath thinking the hot water would help.

After his bath he cried that they hurt really bad.

As his dad and I watched his feet started to swell in front of our eyes.

We put him in the car and rushed him to the ER.

They took blood and urine samples.

Everything came back completely normal.

They told us to watch it and follow up with his regular doctor.

The next day I took him to his regular doctor.

He was stumped as well but also felt we should take a watch and see approach.

There was no rash and no fever.
So we waited and by Tuesday night Bug was feeling a lot better.

The swelling left his feet but he complained that his elbow hurt.

Wednesday morning he was feeling good so I sent him to school.

When I picked him up at daycare that night he complained that his ankle hurt.

Then this morning he started complaining his hand hurt.

It was puffy too.

Then he started complaining about his back, and then he couldn't walk.
His lower back swelled up.

I rushed him to the doctor again and he consulted with another pediatrician.

They feel that they need to rule out many things.

He has no fever, no rash.

Just the end of a cold and all of this swelling.

So they are testing him for Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis.

I'm kind of numb and in shock and very sad.

I want it to just go away like it came... suddenly.

My active happy boy is reduced to severe pain.

And I just don't know what to do....

Please let it be something that can be over come.

6 comments:

monstergirlee said...

Oh no! I hope they figure it out! We'll say prayers here in T-Town.

Julie B said...

oh my, I am so sorry you are going through this! I hope they can give you an answer soon as to why this is happening.
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers...I hope its nothing but a simple, strange virus. I am also hoping for it to be suddenly gone!

Take care of yourself and your sweet boy. Please update us when you can, and know we're all thinking of you

Taddie Tales said...

Oh my - very strange that it would come on so suddenly and severly. I do hope that it is something along the lines of a virus. I hope that they checked his immune system.

You and Bug are in my thoughts and prayers. Please keep us posted.

Hugs - Lindy

TigereyeSal said...

My step-daughter has juvenile arthritis. It has been a real burden at times, but she essentially is a normal little girl, who manages her illness with aplomb. Best of luck.

Natalie said...

Oh goodness! Poor little dude. I think Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis is something they grow out of if it makes you feel ANY better. Keeping my fingers crossed it's nothing serious.

Corey~living and loving said...

oh my word! I'm so sorry I am just seeing this. I have been having a nuts week with work, and didn't check blogs for over two days!

Call me....if you need to talk. Oh my....I hope he is doing better, and it just goes away. :(
hugs Autumn. I would be sick with worry as well. Many prayers for you and your son.