Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wordlessness Wednesday - Photo Challenge - Dr. Recap - Whew.

“When the solution is simple, God is answering.”
~Albert Einstein

The theme this week over at the Paper Mama Photo Challenge is Absolute Favorite. 
Holy Hard.  To decide on just one picture is akin to torture. 

The Paper Mama

So, I narrowed it down. My favorite must be a picture that I took the time to print. Since you know most pics just live on the computer and never find their way to paper, or a baby book. So, not only did I print this picture, but I printed it on canvas, which means, it must be my Absolute Favorite!
Surely, everyone has a favorite picture.  So, hop on over to Chelsey's Place and join the fun!

Dr. Recap: 
The Hubs and I met at the Ped's office at 3:15.  Apparently, my rampant googling and subsequent panic/neurosis must have weighed on Hubs too.  I never asked him to meet me there, he just did.  I'm so grateful for that.  In the future, I am going to try and refrain myself from googling things that will freak me out.  That's what happened in this case.

So, we visit the Dr. and he hears our concerns.  Hubs throws in the fact that I googled "Limping 16 mo. old" and am freaking out.  The Dr. politely discourages me from doing things like that because the Internet has no filter.  The results I received happen about 1% of the time, or less.  So, whew.  I felt a little better.  He also assured me that when a child has a severe illness it doesn't manifest itself in limping as it's only presenting symptom.  Whew.  And, the fact that she holds weight on it, and it comes and goes also means it's not something major.  Whew. 

He lays her down and looks at her legs and feet, he squeezes, and she squirms.  He flips her over to inspect the skin folds, they should match, and they do.  He holds her at one end of the hallway, we go to the far end.  He sets her down, and she runs - like RUNS, Sprints, baby style - down the hallway to me to Hubs (I love the fact that she prefers him over me, she is our little daddy's girl).  He thinks her gait is normal.  Yes, it is normal, no limping right now, because it comes and goes.

He suggests that we do an X-ray just to rule out a toddler fracture, but he is pretty certain it will come back normal.  I ask if we should do blood work (because there is still that piece of me that is freaking out about the C word) and he says that he is 100% certain that is not necessary, but if it will make me feel better then no problem.  He states that he's seen one new cancer patient every month for the past 3 months straight.  Each one presented with multiple abnormal symptoms, and Chloe definitely does not fit in that category.  Well, I'm not big on unnecessary testing/needle torture, so I trust him.  He believes her limp is soft tissue related; a sprain, internal bruising, a pulled muscle, cramping, etc.

Today, she is walking normally.  Today she is happy as a lark.  Today, I will order her new shoes, which excites me because I love shopping for Pediped shoes.  Today, she'll get an X-ray.

Thanks for the prayers and words of comfort.  I feel 100x better today than yesterday, and would like to report that I slept better too, but that didn't happen due to 4 year old night-time fears and antics. 

And, I will try my best to exert some restraint when I feel the urge to WebMD or, at the very least, Google responsibly.  Promise. 


Anonymous said...

That a girl! You're back and all is well in the world! Yeah- that internet thing could easily drive one to insanity. My rule is that if I have to Google it, I need to go to the doctor. And that allows me to skip the torture of reading all of the crazy things it fills your head with. I am SO glad that Chloe is well and the doc thinks things will progress and improve. You are a good mom for worrying. You are a great mom for taking her to the doctor. Now go and pick out some cute shoes for that darling of yours!

Michelle & Jimmy Rivas said...

Glad to know that Chloe is okay and that you are better too! ;)

Liz said...

Way too hard for me to pick a favorite photo!! BUT I do have one for buddies week :)

So glad things are okay with Miss Chloe Belle. Call me later!

The Planet Pink said...

New Pedipeds make everything better! Seriously though, I'm glad to hear the dr. is confident that everything is fine. Google can be dangerous in the hands of a concerned mama - been there, done that. I hope you can rest easy now. Hugs!

Nic said...

Sooo glad to hear everything's okay. Google and I have a love/hate relationship for the same reason. I had myself convinced a few months ago that the baby had meningitis, all because I Googled "cold hands and feet with fever".

ps: LOVE the picture!

Liz said...

Okay, so I found a picture... it's not the best quality, but definitely one of my favs! :)

Amanda said...

1. LOVE your pic!

2. WHEW, thank goodness. I am so glad you guys are breathing a sigh of relief!

Mama Hen said...

I love that first picture Carol! I wanted to tell you to ask the doctor to check for Lyme yeterday, but did not want to worry you more. I had to do it with my daughter and she was just fine. She had pain in her knees last year and I wanted to rule that out. I am happy you went to the doctor and everything is great. Just ask about the Lyme also. And so not ever go online, because you WILL get frightened by a lot of misinformation! I gave you an award. Come and get it!

Mama Hen

That Mama Gretchen said...

I love your idea to "Google responsibly". I learned my lesson with that when looking for 1st trimester milestones. Got blasted with miscarriage stats that threw me into an emotional tizzy.

Glad things are calming down with Chloe. You are an amazing mom to be on top of every little quirk that seems out of the norm.

I bought some adorable pediped shoes for my baby!Pretty sure they aren't even walking size, but stylish none the less :)

Eastlyn and co. said...

I love your Einstein quote. So glad Chloe is all right. I have a degree in Family Studies which encompassed a lot of child development courses. My advisor told me all of that info doesn't make us better parents just guiltier ones because we know what we should be doing. Internet wasn't even around back then. I kind of think google is the same way in a lot of cases. It doesn't give us better information, just more information to escalate our worries. You were right to take Miss Chloe to the doctor and trust his judgment. Good job! -EW

Motherboard said...

Whenever my kids get sick I have a mantra that I chant to myself: "Back away from Google. Back away from Google!" Google is amazing and wonderful and can fill your heart with terror when you're trying to figure out what's wrong with your children.

She is simply delish, btw! Thanks for stopping by my blog-- it's fun to find new places to stalk!

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear your little cutie got a good report from the Doc!

I love the first picture in her bathing suit - that look with her hand on her hip - she's going to give you trouble when she gets older!

Colleen (Shibley Smiles) said...

Glad to hear everyone is ok. Mommy freak out is normal so don't think it is gong to happen again and again for many years to come.

Beautiful photo too!

LeeAnn said...

I am SO GLAD to hear that she checked out OK today!

Great choice on favorite picture! And that one at the top is super cute too!

Thanks for linking up with me today. I owe you an email...and you shall get it tomorrow. :-)

Anonymous said...

So glad she is doing better! Rest easy girl :) Those pictures are adorable! I love the first one!!

Kelley said...

I had my breath held throughout this post! So glad you feel 100% better! And that picture is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! You have inspired me to print out some of my pictures. I'm really bad about that. Really bad. Really.

TV's Take said...

YAY! Such great news! Now "just say no" to internet medical research.