Sunday, March 16, 2008

Been a rough week.

Just a quick post.. I hope we are on the downslide here.. My little guy, Patrick who is 12 and has had his fair share of surgeries in his short little life, is again in the hospital.. To make it quick, he got up with a very sore shoulder last Sunday. He had done nothing to injure it.. Took him to the pediatrician on Monday who said just give him aleve.. Got home and didn't feel comfortable.. He was in too much pain.. so I called our wonderful orthopedic doc who got him in right away. he was concerned, but gave him pain medicine and said he would check with us the next day.. at least he did an xray but it showed nothing.. More pain for Patrick ..and this is from a kid who never complains so I knew something was wrong.. finally got an MRI done on Thursday and it looked pretty good.. but Friday.. terrible pain.. they admitted him and did an aspiration of his shoulder.. and voila! It was filled with horrible infected fluid.. lots of staph.. he had surgery on Saturday morning and is finally feeling a little better.. They are afraid there may be some infection in the bone and are doing some more tests tomorrow.. for now he is on lots of antibiotics.. hoping he comes home in the next few days.. I need sleep!! Keep him in your prayers..

Thanks!

Elaine

19 comments:

mnhyrkas said...

oh Elaine! Sounds serious- glad you stuck with your instincts and kept bringing bringing him to the Doc.

Shari said...

What an awful thing to go through, I will be keeping Patrick in my prayers, I hope everything turns out ok.

Selena said...

Oh Elaine,

So sorry to hear this, I know how hard and scary it is to deal with a loved one having a staph infection. Know that you guys are in my prayers and wishing Patrick a full and quick recovery!

Cathy said...

Elaine, I am so sorry that you and yours had to ever go through this. Staph is such a yucky infection. Here's to Patrick a full and speedy recovering. I'd be more than happy to send your little guy a get well soon card!

Barb said...

Elaine - sorry to hear about Patrick - hope he is on the mend - he does not deserve this but he is a trooper and will make it through this no problem.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Elaine, so sorry to hear Patrick is going through pain, glad the docs found what it was fairly quickly. will keep him in my prayers

scrappinpeg said...

Elaine soooo sorry Patrick had to go through days of the pain before the right doctor got to the bottom of the real cause. Poor little guy! Will keep you in my prayers things will go well now for a QUICK and SPEEDY recovery. BIG HUGS Peggy.

JeanneLee said...

Elaine...prayers you Patrick and your family...hope he is heals up soon!

Cathy (Cat on the lake) said...

Oh Elaine heard on the CC board that your Patrick (nose guy) was not doing good. You are in my prayers. I do hope that you both get some much need rest. And I'm praying that God will place His healing hands on Patrick and he will home soon.

DEBBY said...

Oh Elaine so sorry to hear.Hopefully he'll feel better by now.Keeping him in my thoughts and prayers.

Susan said...

Oh, my darling Patrick...what a brave and fearless soldier you are. I sure hope that you are feeling so much better and that this is the last time you ever have to spend in the hospital. Sending prayers your way, Elaine.
Hugs
Susan

Monica - moenica37 said...

Oh no Elaine!! The poor little guy. I'm so glad they found out what was wrong and took care of it. Good for you too for being proactive through it all and keeping those docs on their toes! Hugs and prayers to all!

Lisa642 said...

Hey Sweet Pea, I do hope you are all doing OK by now!! I just read your post. Hope Patrick is home with his sweet mom taking care of him. Hugs to you girl!!

Lisa Renéa said...

Elaine-so sorry to hear about your son, prayers and hugs!

Debbie G said...

Great to talk to you last night Elaine and so glad to hear Patrick is home. Sure hope he recovers quick and don't forget to give him his meds. Thinking of you all!!

mary k said...

Elaine, I'm so sorry that Patrick had to endure all that pain and surgery. Hope he is on the mend and will be well soon. Will add him to my prayer list (and you, too!)uplander

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anna*in*oki said...

I was sorry to see this news when I checked your blog today. Poor Patrick! And you, too, Elaine. I know you must be wiped out. I hope he's doing better and is home now. We'll certainly say a prayer for his recovery. Thank heavens your "mom instinct" knew better than what the doctors were telling you.
Take care, Anna

Colleen said...

Poor sweet Patrick. So glad he is home. Mom instinct is a wonderful thing. Hugs to you all!