Reincarnated As A Mother

Monday, July 9, 2012

Paging Sherlock Holmes...

This certainly isn't fun.  The mystery surrounding Kean's arm has only deepened.  We made it in to see the Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon today and he is as baffled as the E.R. doc.  When he took the splint cast off Kean's arm, it was even more swollen and even more tender.  He ruled out "Nursemaid's elbow" which comes from pulling them up by their arms and in a way dislocating the elbow.  He thinks he has what is called an "accult" fracture (not sure I spelled that one right), where the fracture is so tiny it doesn't show up in an X-ray.  He said if that is the case, as the body heals, the fracture will show up on an X-ray in a week or two.  Or he could have some infection in his bones.  The specialist said his bone density looked a bit off in the X-rays-- so he sent us for blood work.  If that shows the slightest abnormality, he will order a sedated MRI to see what is going on.  I'm not sure what to hope for-- I just want him to stop being in pain and get back to his happy ol' self.  We should hear on the blood work results tomorrow.  I'll keep you posted.