Thursday, May 31, 2012

Panicky Mommy

This week has not been filled with my finest Mommy moments.  I have panicked and relied on those around me for help with possible answers over fevers, crying kids, and now a limping little boy.  In fact, as an Athletic Trainer a few years ago, I had a basketball player whose tibia and fibula were fractured and just near coming through the skin and I was totally calm and under control.  However, with my own kids I have not been as calm as I should be.  

When I got home from work, Colin was his normal self but has seemed a bit more tired the past few days.  We went to his ice cream social at his school (his teachers were serving ice cream sundaes) and he even played a little bit afterwards. 



We went to Kohls and then came home.  He started whining a little bit (so was Kailey though) and then had more to eat for dinner.  I changed him into his pajamas, we were laughing and making silly faces, and then I put a new pair of sneakers on him (Nikes).  He was walking funny in them so I took them off and we put his old sneakers back on.  Right before we left to go for a walk he started crying hysterically and continued on for the first half.  He wouldn't walk at all.  We got him to walk for a little bit but it was slow and he was limping (kind of looks like he just got done riding a horse).  When we got home, I tried touching all over to see if he reacted or jumped, I rotated his hip to feel any clicking or rotating, pushed, twisted, and pulled and he was just really whiney.  Of course google told me it was either a dislocated hip, hip dysplasia, a virus in the hip, and other worst case scenarios.  My mind is racing with all of these possible causes (including when he slipped on the edge of the pool 2 weeks ago and landed on his upper groin area, but that doesn't seem plausible two weeks later).  

I got a short video of it and you can see the pained look when he first stands up on it.  It doesn't look as bad in this clip as we have seen it.  Hopefully he will just be better in the morning and all of my panic will be for naught. 



And to finish on a cute note; he was laying with Chris and they were practicing saying "I love you".

10 comments:

Kati A. said...

Bless him
Kati A.

Little Liam said...

Oh my heart just melted with the last video. What a beautiful little soul!
Hope all is ok with walking/ leg pain and he's better in the morning!

Rochelle said...

Oh no, hope he is ok!

jenni said...

Hi Kelli. I didn't know you were an ATC! Do you think it could be growing pains? It just seems if it were one of the scary google things he would be more reluctant to stand up. I hope he's doing better today.

Jenny said...

Aw poor Colin. How is his leg doing now? My brother had Perthese disease (that might be spelled wrong) when he was little. It is where the hip bone crumbles. It came on very sudden, he just woke up one morning and could not walk. Hope Colin is doing ok.

Jenny said...

Aw poor Colin. How is his leg doing now? My brother had Perthese disease (that might be spelled wrong) when he was little. It is where the hip bone crumbles. It came on very sudden, he just woke up one morning and could not walk. Hope Colin is doing ok.

April Vernon said...

Oh, poor guy! I hope he is feeling better! The "I love you" video is precious!!!

Becca said...

Ohhh, those words...made me all teary-eyed!!! That is the BEST thing to hear.

About his leg - strange. I hope it passes! Maybe he just fell on it or sat down awkwardly and it just needs to work itself out... :-(

Btw, I don't have any problem commenting, but change your settings to make your comments box appear in a pop-out window instead of on your main page, and that should help the problems that the others are having. :-)

Lizzy said...

Super cute video of Colin saying "I love you" And it does look like some kind of hip or leg pain. Did you get him checked out?

Chromosomally Enhanced said...

hope Colin gets to feeling better...Maddie is sending HUGE hugs to the BIG guy...smiles