Friday, March 27, 2009

Fish and Bones

I'm really digging this fish that Eddie drew at school today. I'm hoping it wasn't done at the expense of his math test.

And the following is an X-ray of Luke's knee. No, it's not broken or anything. In fact, the doctor can't find out what's wrong with it. But lately, Luke has had real problems straightening it out, bending it, and it hurts him a lot when he's sleeping or idle. This has been going on for a couple of years now, and we thought at first it was just growing pains. But now Luke limps every morning when he gets up, favors the other leg considerably, and is visibly tight through the hamstring ligaments. We're pretty concerned, so we took him to the orthopedist, but the doctor couldn't find anything wrong. So, next week, we have Luke scheduled for an MRI on his knee. I'll post the pictures if I get any good ones, and let you know how he's doing. In the meantime, say a prayer for our little fellow.


Merrick said...

cool fish. Hope everything is okay with Luke. At least 2-3 times a week Corry cries because "her knees hurt." I'm pretty sure they are just growing pains, but Jimmy never had those, so he's afraid something is wrong. We're going to have her checked out when we take her for her 4 yr appt.

Did you get to take the x-ray home, or did you just take a pic of it???

Mom said...

I LOVE Eddie's fish! It is so awesome looking. He is so multi-talented.

Both you & Mike had "growing pains" in your legs. I had them too when I was a kid. I think the reason MIke's were so much worse was because of the inward rotation of his ankles. Orthotics helped with that. Keep us updated on what you find out with Luke!

Scott said...


We got to take the X-rays home, which will help when we need to shop around for second opinions. If the orthopedist doesn't figure out what's wrong, or--worse--he immediately wants to do surgery, we may go to one who specializes in children orthopedics.

Grandpa Warren said...

I don't think it is a fish. I think it is a football flying from right to left through a smoke filled room. Of course, the smoke shows the air swirls as the football flies through!

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