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.