Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Another trip...

to the doctor.  This was her planned post-op appointment, with her surgeon.  Actually, it was originally made for her cast to come off.  Can you believe it?  Can you imagine if it was still on?  Well, I guess that would have never happened considering the circumstances.  I'm sure we would have discovered her infection before now.  I hope.  Doesn't matter!!!  We found it in time and all is well now.  To think of another scenario makes my stomach hurt.  But it feels like it was forever ago that the cast came off.  I guess a lot has happened since then.

Anyway, I'm hopeful she'll be able to take out her stitches.  I just feel like Harlie would be more comfortable once they are gone.

Unfortunately, Harlie is still not bearing weight on her right side.  And she's continuing to sign "hurt" and point to her lower back.  I have no idea what to do for her.  And the other day she stopped laying directly on her back.  Hopefully her surgeon will have some insight.

And she also has some weird skin irritation.  We have no idea what it is.  I took her to see her pediatrician on Saturday (for another matter which appears to be resolved now - it's been a busy few days) and even she didn't know what it was.  We've tried different creams, but it doesn't appear to be responding.  So, maybe her surgeon has seen it before.

I cannot believe how incredibly busy things have been.  Yesterday I must have made 15 phone calls/e-mails - all medically related - for Harlie.  And I still didn't get it all done.  And there's something fairly exciting in the works...more on that later!

Hopefully, soon I'll be able to spend some time on the computer to update you on what's going on here.  

Thanks for checking in.  I'll let you know how the appointment goes.
~Christy

1 comment:

Susan said...

Oooh! Something exciting?! I'm all ears.

My fingers are crossed that your surgeon can find the source of her pain and fix it. Poor kiddo. Good luck today!