Sunday, October 21, 2007

Limping




Hello Blogger Friends, how are you all doing? We hope you all are well. We are doing o.k. these days. Big Brother is reading a great deal about Ireland at school and loving it :) I have been meaning to ask Eileen if she has the recipe for soda bread. Big Brother can bring a traditional Irish food to class for extra credit. He is really happy about it!

K.C. has been limping on his right leg. His teacher phoned me from school saying that she would stay in class with him while the rest of the students went on their morning walk. Each morning their class walks 1 mile and then they head back to class. His teacher says the students are much much more focused after their morning walk. She took him to the school nurse and the nurse called me saying she couldn't find anything wrong with his knee or hip. I wish that K.C. could tell me what hurts or at least when I ask him he could understand and point to the area that hurts. As of today he can't tell me what hurts and doesn't understand the "where does it hurt" question. Well last night when I gave the boys a bath Big Brother spotted the "owie." It was his right leg, the littlest toe. I didn't even see it all this time. My eyes have got to be getting bad, I should have seen it. Well, when I took him out of the bath and dried him off, I had a closer look at his toe. As soon as I touched it pus drained from his toe like crazy. I was shocked. I asked Big Brother to get me cotton balls and peroxide and he did. I kept pouring that peroxide on his toe until it stopped foaming. All this time his little toe had to be killing him but he couldn't say. It's times like these that I hate Autism. It got me to thinking, what if he had Appendicitis or something like that? What if his Appendicitis ruptured? It scares me to death. I wish he could tell me what hurts. It's really a guessing game.

Tomorrow he goes back to school and I am hoping that the redness goes down and it looks better. If not, I will take him to the doctor. I checked his toe and didn't see any sign of an ingrown toenail. I don't know if he dropped something on his foot or what. I also checked his shoes thinking something could be in his shoe or maybe they were a little too small. I bought a new pair of shoes with a wider width, size 2 1/2.

Tomorrow is a new day and maybe K.C.'s little toe will be better :)

10 comments:

JUST A MOM said...

Hey Tina how are things there.... we have had out cooler on now for a coupel weeks it is so nice.

That poor baby did you put some cream on it too? good luck with that.... ok I am off hope everything else is good for you there.... have a nice week.

Mom without a manual said...

So sorry about the toe! I know it is so frustrating when they can't tell us what hurts.

Even with our level of language this is a concept that JP can't do. It is really scary!

Hang in there and great detective work! I hope he heals up quickly!

Casdok said...

Oh i hope his toes is better to.
I know exactly how you feel. Its a difficult one.

Niksmom said...

Poor KC. I wonder if you and school can work with him on teaching the concept of "Show me..."? I totally get your frustration and concerns about "what if..." —I find myself thinking that a lot with Nik lately. Big hugs to you and BOTH boys. Especially big bro who found the source of his little bro's pain. Good kid; it's clear he loves his brother a lot.

A Bishops wife said...

I have been through this too with both Junior and Noddy. I have said the same thing too "I wish he could tell what was the matter." Junior does not understand the "What hurts" question either. It is frightening and I do know how you feel.

I hope he is better soon. PLEASE take him to the doctur and let us know how things go.

Jerry Grasso said...

Well, how's his toe? How's he doing?

Melissa H said...

Oh Tina. :-( The language barrier is so frustrating. Even though Conor is verbal, we still have that language barrier most times. Hopefully sign language or the keyboard will soon help him be able to tell you where the "owie" is. :-(

A Bishops wife said...

I hope he is okay and feeling better soon.

Melinda said...

I think the mile walk idea is GREAT! Noah used to do so much better with some good activity prior to school! I think all kids do better!

kristi said...

Yes, we have a language barrier too , at times. Now atleast TC will come and tell me when something hurts. I am thinking of ya'll and hopefully the toe will be better soon!