Thursday, July 29, 2010

Just another bump in the road

My post title is a little...um...shall I say, misleading? A bump in the road is usually something you can see coming such as a pothole. Our life has been filled with invisible bumps in the road lately. Let me fill you in.

Malachi has been a beast child the last 2 days. Im not kidding his sweet smile had fire and his halo sprouted horns. I thought I was going to die. He cried and cried and cried and after about 5 hours of temper tantrum after temper tantrum I no longer felt sorry for him...but for myself. I chalked his no nap up to the 2 lovely additions making their way into his mouth and his fever to his cold hes been sporting the last, well, all of his life. In all seriousness i had a day for H E double hockey sticks. Im sure his day was not glamorous either. After busting out the straight jacket (not literally but I did have to hold down his flailing arm and legs to get him to relax) to get him to fall asleep I knew tomorrow would be a better day. HAHA I woke up this morning to the same monster and all I wanted to do is go back to bed. Unfortunately I couldn't as we had an 8:20 appointment with the eye doc 2 hours away. I got Eli up and gave him his milk (oh the joys of my youngest son holding his own bottle) and proceeded to wake Malachi from his slumber. What did I see when his sweet head peeked up over the crib? Puss, nasty yellow puss. I felt as if the grim reaper had just walked in the room and was about to give me a death sentence. The incision on Malachi's right side was infected, suddenly the events of the last day made sense. I knew this wasn't good. I quickly call his Eye doc to cancel and then called his pediatrician to get an appointment. After that I got on the phone with Boston.

So whats the verdict? Malachi has an abscess. And tomorrow we go to Chicago to see the Neurosurgeon who diagnosed malachi with Moyamoya. They want to rule out a sub cranial abscess, which is severe and would require hospitalization for IV antibiotics. Ugh x's 2,000,000. So don't want him to have to go through more stuff. So wishing these invisible bumps in the road would just disappear.

Like always we will just keep moving forward. Praying for a positive outcome.

Update: looks like we are going to the ER tonight. Neurosurgery can't get him in at clinic tomorrow. I feel like Dori...just keep swimming, just keep swimming....

7 comments:

viv said...

Oh that is some bump! hoping it is a little one and all goes smoothly

My name is Sarah said...

This is Joyce, I just want to reach my arms out to give you a hug. Goodness, what a situation. Sure hope the little man and you get some rest and comfort soon. Thinking happy thoughts for your family.

Kristin said...

Oh - poor little guy. Hope he heals soon!

Cammie Heflin said...

Oh, poor little guy! Addy has been a grump too but not for the same reason, but I feel for you! I know it's hard when we get a big smack in the face later! Sending positive thoughts and prayers your way!

Lacey said...

Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming. Hoping you can come home tonight!

Stephanie said...

Oh no! I JUST saw this - sending you LOTS of love & prayers. Poor little guy - What next?

UGh! Hugs to ALL of you. Keep us updated when you can.

Steph and Christopher

larag1028 said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry that Malachi is going back to the hospital. I am praying for that sweet boy & for all of you. Just keep swimming! God will see you through this!