Tuesday, April 13, 2010

When it rains it pours

Actually things are going okay, but does it seem like to anyone else that things are sailing right along and then all of a sudden something happens and that's followed by something else and so on and so forth?  Tanner started limping around over a month ago and we couldn't figure out why.  It was strange because he'd limp around and then be fine the next day and a few days would go by and he'd start limping again.  We would try to pinpoint where any pain was without any success.  It was perplexing to us especially since he'd go back and forth with it.  Well, last Thursday Tanner wouldn't walk on it.  He'd crawl around or get Stephen to carry him, but he wouldn't walk on it.  Porter had an appointment with the pediatrician that day so I mentioned to him what was going on with Tanner before we left and he had us go get x-rays done.  Today was his appointment with the pediatrician and we found out he has something called Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease.  You can click on the link to find out what that is.  We will have to take him to an orthopedic specialist to see how severe things are and go from there so I will keep you posted about it.  The good news is that it is treatable, although it can take up to 18-36 months and we caught it early so he shouldn't have any permanent problems as a result.  Anyway, that's what is going on with Tanner.  I'm sure glad I brought it up to the doctor because I honestly just thought he had pulled a muscle or something.  You never know with little kids whether to "bug" the doctor or not.  Tanner has been an excellent patient so far.  He is a trooper.


Holly said...

"When it rains it pours" also goes for good things too I've noticed. So hopefully that will start happening soon!

Mabel said...

Holly is right, something really good should be right around the corner!