(this is an extremely long post, but it's been a long few weeks and lots of people have asked for all the details...so here they are. Read them if you want)
It all started on a WINDY Friday morning hahah just kidding well not really it has been pretty wind here. But seriously, a few Fridays ago I noticed that Kash's right foot was turned out a little bit, but didn't think too much of it and just thought I would watch it throughout the day. An hour or so later we went to the store and as we were walking in he started to limp a little bit. He wasn't acting like he was in any pain it was more like his leg fell asleep or something but it did strike me as odd. When we got in the store he could walk a little better but had no desire to push the cart or fight me to sit in the cart, very unlike him. I wasn't sure what had happened because he didn't fall or hadn't been crying that day about any pain.
When we got home from the store he refused to walk up the stairs and when I asked him to walk he couldn't. He couldn't bear any weight on his right leg and when he would try he'd just fall down. This is the point I started to freak out. It never crossed my mind that he broke his leg because like I said he was really happy and hadn't had a big fall or anything recently. I looked at his leg and there wasn't any swelling or red marks just a week old bruise that you could barely see. I just started thinking the worse that it was nerve damage, something was wrong with his spine or maybe even neurological????
I called Blaine and told him to come home that something was wrong with Kash and I was really worried about him. I then called the pediatrician and she said I needed to take him to Children's right away. What take him to the hospital??? I was pretty scared okay a lot scared. It's super freaky when your child all of the sudden can't walk for no apparent reason. I just kept having these flashes of him being paralyzed the rest of his life...obviously not helpful in the situation but I couldn't seem to help it.
When we got to Children's he could walk and even jump, I promised Blaine this wasn't the case 30 minutes ago. But although he could do those things he still favored his left leg and his right foot was turned out. Well after hanging out with other sick children for THREE hours they finally called our name and we waited another hour back in a tiny room with kids who parents said their kids had been throwing up nonstop. Awesome can't wait for Kash to get whatever they have!
The doctor took Kash back to do an x-ray but unfortunately Blaine had to leave to finish up some work stuff before the weekend and I wasn't allowed in the room since I'm pregnant. So Kash was in there without anyone he knew getting x-rays. I hated that moment so much and almost started crying as I heard him in there crying.
Finally the doc came back and said that he has what is called a toddler's fracture on his tibia bone. Since it was Friday evening (at this point) all they could do was put a hard splint on it and we were instructed to make sure Kash didn't put any weight on it. Oh awesome we'll just carry our 35 lb. monster baby around for the next 3 days! We managed to keep him off of it for the most part and wheeled him around the house in his stroller! It was probably stress relief but for whatever reason this made me laugh out loud for about 15 minutes.
|Kash grew to love being in the stroller and would point and tell you where to take him! haha|
|Here's the hard splint he had for 3 days. This is right before going to get the cast.|
What should have been a 20 min. appt. turned into 2 hours! Great, done see ya! Get to the car, lock Kash in the car with grandma and myself on the OUTSIDE!!!! Bah! I called the police and they sent the fire dept. (yes the whole department--two fire engines and a police officer!) and they got us in the car. Worst day ever.
|After getting the cast...his face about sums it up! So sad for everyone involved!|
Then a few days later Kash started puking again and then the rest of our house got the same stomach virus! Needless to say it's been a long few weeks! Good news is we are all feeling better, Kash is getting around pretty well on his cast and only has a week and a few days left before they remove it. It was an adventure to say the least, and I'm just glad our Kashers is going to be okay and hopefully won't have any long term effects from all of this.
Here's day 4 with his cast on, and he's even better at walking with it now.