Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Doctor Time

I took Lauren to the orthopedic office that did her surgery two years ago. The doctor looked her over and asked a lot of questions. I am glad we went since he didn't feel that there was anything to worry about. Even though he has no solid reason why it happened, the consensus is that she fell and pulled a muscle in her back. Since she is not completely verbal enough to communicate the real cause, we are going with that one.

I have to be on the look out for a fever or rash in the next few days. That could be a sign of infection in her hip joints. Unfortunately, she gave a big hug and a kiss to her best friend yesterday who went to the doctor for the flu today. Now I won't know if the fever is from her or an infection. Oh well, such is the life of a parent.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Weird Weekend

Lauren woke up Friday morning with a terrible pain in her back. She wouldn't put any weight on her feet and was hunched over like an old woman for most of the morning. She was able to get dressed, but her daddy had to carry her to my room and lay her on the bed. Usually, she is up and off like a racehorse from the moment her feet hit the ground.

After about an hour or so, I was able to hold her hands and she started shuffling around my room. She was still hunched over, but she was not crying anymore. I gave her some Tylenol hoping that I would see some improvement.

Eventually, Lauren was walking fine for the most part. Every once in a while, she would turn funny and she would wince in pain and her leg would sort of give out for a split second. It was very weird to watch.

By Saturday, she was running around, but would not have the strength to pull herself up onto the bed or couch. Everything else seemed back to normal. We are going to the Orthopedic doctor that performed her surgery two years ago today at 3:45. I will keep you posted. I am sure that it will be nothing, but better safe than sorry.