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".