Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The MOST amazing place you NEVER want to go....

Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta---Scottish Rite......................That's right, we have spent a surreal week in a place I prayed I'd never have to be .......... And blessed that we were there surrounded by no less than 10,000 angels !!

Since I have been a very behind blogger, I'll start from the beginning..........After I tell you my sweet baby boy is wonderful and home safe and sound............


Friday, October 29th landed us at our favorite pizza place with some of our favorite people in the whole world............We had quite the time which I am not swearing by it but may have included 6 lemon drop shots, lots of beer and a few frowns from fellow diners..............HA! I noticed baby boy was doing a little bit of limping but he said he hurt his foot on the playground, oh well no worries..............

Saturday, He still wouldn't put any weight on his heel but got around just find and we certainly went about our day with lots of pre halloween fun, including a trip trick or treating with grandmother and grandaddy while mommy and daddy celebrated a pretty good football game that should have had a better ending........damn dawgs................

Sunday, Halloween, my sweet boy woke up pretty miserable, still favoring his left foot. So, since it was halloween, I decided to head to our urgent care place up the street for some Xrays........NOTHING.........Nothing but a referall to an orthopedic surgeon for the next day............


Monday, The 1st of November, my sweet boy got a cast.........even though a second set of Xrays showed NOTHING, again. Now, I have a little bit of cast experience since baby girl had one at age 2.........So, I thought, no worries, off in 10 days, just in time for the birthday party............


WRONG!

By Wednesday, his sweet 3rd birthday, he was screaming pretty much all day and all night..........So, Thursday, I marched myself into a DIFFERENT pediatric orthopedic surgeons office and demanded the damn cast come off!! They did a third set of Xrays, again, NOTHING.........and out we went with a walking boot...........which lasted one day..........

Now, as I politely called the Dr's office, AGAIN, on Monday, November 8th...........and politely explained to them that I did NOT have a medical degree, however, I was a MOM and therefore felt pretty comfortable in the knowledge that NOBODY seems to know what the HELL is wrong with my baby!! His heel is now swollen and very hot to the touch...........SOMETHING WAS WRONG!! And then I politely explained to them that I would be back into their office the following morning...................which, actually, the hubby did............

And how we got to Children's Healthcare.....................


And how my sweet boy had lots of blood taken, two sedations, bone marrow taken, more Xrays, many bags of antibiotics pumped through his tiny little body and last but not least, an MRI...........which would tell us that he has OsteoMylitis.........An infection in his bone............cause---unknown.

We saw orthopedic surgeons, nurses, pediatric doctors, and lots of infectious disease doctors with Harvard degrees..............all telling us how common this was........Yeh? Really? HMMM, didn't seem very common to me!!


Good news is that my sweet baby was mostly clueless about why we were there..........he had lots of jello, lots of pudding, lots of popcicles, lots of attention and non stop movies..........ALL HOURS OF THE NIGHT!!


It was pretty tough on us parents, but he did great............And every minute, we were reminded as to just how blessed we were..........And how prayers really do get answered..........Especially when you have the kind of prayer chain we had!! Thank you, my friends.......



Did I mention Birthday party? That's right, the one scheduled for both of my babies on Sunday!! The one that I hadn't quite gotten all the details done for...........The one that was at our house..........with about 35 kids coming..............The one still decorated for Halloween :) And the one that I wasn't quite ready to cancel just yet.................

So, we finally get to Friday, the day some doctors agreed we could leave and the day some doctors disagreed we could leave...............hmmmmm, bottom line, Brayden needed to change from IV antibiotics to oral antibiotics........No big deal, right? well.............no big deal until he threw up the first two tries...................

the hubby and I were exhausted............my sweet boy was exhausted............but how do you reason with a barely turned 3 year old that he only had one more chance?? Chocolate.

Chocolate syrup to be exact.

Our horribly dry harvard grad, Dr. Long, subscribed chocolate syrup as the combo to get the medicine down. and to stay down.


Now, that would have been great to know the first time, because he wasn't really sure he was gonna try for a third time to get down something that truly smelled awful..........

but he did..........

and we left..........

But not after thanking all of the nurses, all of our friends and families, sleepovers for my sweet girl, the great doctors, the great staff, and mostly God. mostly God.


10,000 angels, koi pond, media room, craft center, basketball court, it was pretty cool!! but, I don't want to go back...........


So four happy people slept well Friday night.................but saturday came VERY early!! We had a party to pull off...............

And pull off we did.....stay tuned!






























4 comments:

Smyrna Townie said...

wondered where you've been without any recent blog posts....so glad nothing serious for brayden, but that must have been scary and frustrating and happy all at the same time.

Rachel and Chad said...

wow...so glad everything is okay. God is good! can't wait to see party pics.

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