Monday, October 27, 2008

An anniversary, a birthday and a birth defect??

You are probably wondering what that is all about. Right?? Well, on Wednesday, Ashley came running into the house crying, not screaming, just crying. She had tripped over Zoey's (our dog) leash and scraped her arm. Not a big deal, no blood. However, on closer examination, I noticed a lump on her elbow, as if her arm was out of socket. Strange, I never noticed that before and she wasn't screaming out in pain. So, being the worrisome mom that I am, I called the doctor. Of course they said bring her in. So off to Kaiser we go, first to be seen by a doctor(who wasn't even going to do an x-ray until I persisted), then to Radiology for x-rays, back to the same doctor who was surprised there was actually a reason to do the x-ray. She then told me that her radius was not in the right place and it could be the result of an injury prior to that day or from birth(which would be considered a birth defect). She told me she was going to send a referral to Orthopedics. Great, maybe someone there could give me a better idea of what is going on with my child. Next day, I get a phone call from Ashley's pediatrician he wants to see her. Long story short, we go through the same exact thing as the night before. But this time I took more x-rays home with me and Ronnie give them to Uncle Doug (as my kids so affectionately call him) and he took them to work and they looked over them there. Pretty much the same conclusion. I did finally get an appointment with Orthopedics, and we go in the morning to see what they say. This all happened between Wednesday and Thursday, so by Friday I was ready to get out of town. Our anniversary(12 years) and Elle's birthday(6 years old) are both on the 25th(which was Saturday) So to kill two birds with one stone we decided to go to Reno. We stayed at the Grand Sierra Resort, which was formerly the Hilton. We have stayed there many times, it is off the strip, it has a fun center downstairs and some shopping, and even a Starbucks. It is great, and the kids love it. We got there kind of late but went ahead and took the kids downstairs to the fun center. We finally got to bed around midnight, but I wasn't worried because I knew I could sleep in a little and then we were gonna go do some shopping(Steinmart!!) and take the kids to Circus Circus. I woke up the next morning around 8 am, I went to stretch a little and move my head, that is when I heard a "POP" and I felt a pain in my neck I can even describe. I couldn't move for almost 2 hours. I thought my neck was broke, it was awful. So when I could finally get up, I looked like robot. I'm sure I was a sight but my husband was so gracious and took care of the kids, they were all wondering what happened to their mom. I felt awful for ruining the rest of our trip but I had to get home and get something to ease the pain. I feel much better now, but I have a long week ahead of me. Elle still needs a birthday celebration, cake, and a shopping trip, so that is what we will be trying to do this week. She was so understanding, so I don't mind granting her wishes! Happy belated birthday Elle Belle!! And Happy belated Anniversary Babe! I love you!

12 comments:

Carly said...

WOW! sounds like you have had an interesting few days! Happy anniversary Kim and Ronnie =) Happy Birthday Elle =) and Ashley, I hope you get better soon =) BTW did they ever come to a conclustion on Ashleys arm??

Vonney said...

Whoah! Sounds like your 'blah' turned into "auggh"! (: (last post is about having nothing to write about....)Hope you feel better soon! And happy birthday Elle!

Danielle said...

Well Elle turning 6 makes me want to CRY CRY CRY. Happy Birthday ELLE BELLE. And Your Anniversary sounds more interesting than mine I didn't think anyone could beat mine. As far as your neck I seriously hope and pray it starts feeling much better it is no fun having pain like that dealing with kids. And Ashley's arm I think you said her Appt was today but I can't remember. Anyways let me know what you found out if it was. LOVE YOU ALL

Kim said...

Carly & Yvonne~ I suppose I jinxed myself!! We did have an appointment today for Ashley and we know nothing more. Only thing now is they are saying at some point the radius and the ulna fused together. Surgery is an option but may not help. The dr. we saw today is sending her x-rays to another dr. at Morse (Kaiser) to see what he suggests. Quite honestly I think they want the $80 in co-pays I have payed so far!

Kim said...

Aunt Dani Fani~ thank you, you are the best auntie ever, we share the love of shopping, kindred spirits I say! luv, Elle (edited by mom)

Janell said...

Goodness, Kim! What a week! lol! You know, it sounds like you popped your neck out. Did you go to a chiropractor? They could fix it in 2 seconds.
Good luck with Ashley's arm...medical stuff is the pits, especially at Kaiser.
Love you bunches and miss you!!!!

One Stop said...

Wow. Pretty adventurous! What's the latest on the kids' arms? Something fixable or that can cause harm?

Stacie said...

Awww...Kim, what was wrong with your neck? When I called Elle for her birthday I also talked to Myles, he did say something about you being sick but I didn't know what it was. :( And poor Ashley Jean, I hope her arm wittle arm is ok. :( :( Elle and her shopping, she is way too much! Lol Can you imagine when she's 16? Oh my! Happy belated Anniversary, by the way. I love you guys!!! :)

Jessica N. said...

Sounds like the perfect time to have another baby!!! LOL

Kim said...

Janell- I've considered going to a chiropractor, but never followed through with it. I am feeling better though. As for Ashley's arm, like I said we know nothing more, and I haven't heard from the other orthopedic doctor yet. I will be sure to let you all know what happens, I am just as curious.
Jessica~ Congratulations! Maybe it'll be your boy!!

*~Katelynn~* said...

KIMMY!!! :) I posted pics of the baptism! It was so sweet! :) I hope you like the pics! I miss you and I love you! :) XOXO!!

*~Katelynn~* said...

Hey!! Glad I figured out how to post these pics so u could see 'em! Did u get to tell your mom about it that night?! My mom emailed her, but she hasn't heard back yet!! Love you!!!