Sorry, no wordless wednesday today. I wanted to get this posted while it is still relevant news.
Two days ago, Kroten started complaining that his knee hurt. "knee, owie... hurt" A few hours later he stopped walking. I thought he was just being a little over dramatic about a bruise he may have gotten while at grandmas house. He reverted back to crawling for the rest of the night. The next morning he continued to crawl and refused to walk.
I am not the kind of mom that calls the doctor at the first sign of pain, but unfortunately I tend to be the kind of mom that calls too late, like when kroten had hives and by the time we FINALLY went to the doctor, it was gone and now we have no idea what he had an allergic reaction to, that one is a fun constant watch for me now. Any who, I decided I better call the doctor to see if this no walking thing should be a concern. Well, they told us to come right in. Long story short, they diagnosed him with Toxic Synovitis. Which she said sounds scary, but hopefully it is a minor case. In english it is basically a cold in the hip. Weird I know. It is just inflammation and mucus yuckiness in the hip joint. She said that most of the time, children will say the pain is in their knee when it is really in the hip. Makes more sense, since he was able to crawl on his knees. She told us to give him IB profin for the inflammation and to call her tomorrow. If it isn't any better, we need to do some blood work.
Ok thank-you lets leave now.... NOPE!
You know how the sheet you fill out before you see the doctor asks you all these stupid questions that dont relate to the condition you are seeing them for like, "does you two year old son have a missed or irregular period?"
Well, Kroten just happened to have some eye discharge the last couple of days, so I circled it. As we were getting ready to walk out, she asked about it and I explained it to her. She said, "let me check out his ears." Makes sense, his knee hurts, its a hip problem, his eyes are goopy, she wants to look at his ears, OK? Anyway, it turns out he has a double ear infection as well. The eye crap is drainage from his ears. I haven't noticed any ear problems, except he has been waking up in the middle of the night for about a week. Thank goodness for silly questions that don't relate to the actual problem.
This is a very mild and cleaned up look at his eyes. Funny how they get worse after the doctor tells you what is wrong.
So now we are on a twice a day medicine regimen where I pump K-man with 4 different liquids.
Lets just say that we will be taking it easy today.
PS. Kroten is walking today, which means no more doctor, and I woke up this morning with a HUGE charley horse. Jared thought I was in labor. LOL! (the pain wasn't so funny.)