Tuesday, November 11, 2008
there's something the matter with our rugrat
I tried to get a video of his problem- but it's really too sad for me to make him try. I know this picture is rather deceiving- he looks happier than ever- but he won't walk. He won't put any weight on his right leg. He is totally happy to sit and play with toys, read books, watch his thomas dvd and do anything else that doesn't require him to put weight on his leg. I have NO earthly idea what could possibly be wrong- and to be honest it makes me a little nervous. I called his pediatrician- but it's veteran's day and they are closed. We did have the neighbor (who just finished his family practice rotation) check him out and he is not sensitive to touch or weight bearing pressure on any part of his leg- has no swelling, redness, fever, etc. Zeb even giggled when he was checking his legs. We've checked his testicles (I thought maybe it was hernia related or something) and his hips too. He is happy and pleasant unless he has to walk-and then he winces and cries and holds his leg up like a lame wounded puppy! He woke up from his nap like this. This morning he ran around and played with friends, helped me clean his room, and has eaten all of his meals just fine. I thought his leg was asleep when he woke up- but it's been 3 and a half hours now. Perhaps I am grossly overreacting- but it just isn't normal Zeb. Of course I think that he has a bone tumor or leukemia or something. And Kent is at school until at least eight because he has three tests in the next seven days (he always seems to be insanely busy the times that Zeb has something wrong). I've decided to see what happens over the next little while and call his pediatrician if the condition doesn't improve by tomorrow morning. Has this ever happened to any of your kids? or to anyone you know? any suggestions!?