Monday, December 18, 2006

What It Is...

After a thorough exam, X-rays of her leg and pelvis (in which she had to hold her leg in a horribly painful position) and a difficult, but necessary, blood draw (to rule out a septic infection and leukemia), we discovered that Evan does indeed have Transient Synovitis (inflammation and subsequent pain in the hip joint).

In Evan's case (as is common for many kids who get this thing) the pain is referred to the thigh.

Now, this condition usually occurs during or after a recent viral infection-- an infection that "triggers a process that leads to an immune response that affects the joints."

Triggers an immune response? Inflammation?

No.

I'm not going down that road.

I'll just say that this thing is supposed to go away on its own-- usually within a week to ten days, sometimes longer.

That Evan needs to avoid putting weight on that leg-- no problem, since she's afraid to move it, let alone stand.

That we have to give her regular doses of ibuprofen, and carry her until she is without pain.

And hope she's better in time for Christmas.

18 comments:

Scott said...

Poor thing!

You be sure to tell her that we're rooting for her - and that she should get as many piggy-back rides from Joseph as she can.

Megan said...

Poor girl. Hope she feels better soon. And yeah, don't go down immune road.

Penny said...

She will be in my prayers tonight, Sandra.

I hope she's up and running around soon.

And, "immune response", no, we will not go there.

julia said...

I'm glad it's something resolvable easily. I hope she's feeling better soon.

Rachel said...

:(

My friend Saara had a scary experience with one of her sons earlier this year. Viral infection that made his face swell twice its size, with possible immune issues. This is the friend with three type 1 sisters, so there were a lot of breaths held.

He is okay, six months later. and I KNOW Evan will be, too.

In Search Of Balance said...

Hope she feels better soon. And best wishes to you and your family...

Caro said...

I hope it passes quickly and Evan is back to her usual bubbly self.

Oh, The Joys said...

I'll hope for a speedy recovery.

Shannon said...

First and foremost I hope this clears up very very soon. I hate to see little ones in pain to the point where you have to carry her....poor thing :(

Second, you were right! I'm impressed.

And I hope that niggling feeling (that we all feel at one point or another) about the auto-immune response gets put to the back of your mind.

Carey said...

Sandra, Geez, I hope she's back on her feet again soon. I've never even heard of that.

MileMasterSarah said...

I’m glad that she is doing okay and I hope she feels better soon!

Auto-immune stuff scares me too. My peanut alone has three, although two are relatively minor (type 1 diabetes, alopecia, and vitiligo). The alopecia is hard though because she is pretty thin on top with her hair now and she has a few bald spots up on top. I cross my fingers though and hope it doesn’t get any worse!

Molly said...

Amen. Here's to a quick recovery.

Jamie said...

Poor little girl :( I hope the pain subsides soon for her and she's running around in time for Christmas.

Hang in there.

Nicole P said...

I hope Evan feels better soon, Sandra.

I'll be thinking of her.

Erica said...

{{hugs}} Sandra... we are thinking of you guys

christy214 said...

First, Poor Evan, I hope she is feeling better before Christmas. I'm sorry she's not feeling well.
Second, I just read your Perfect Post award, brought tears to my eyes. I'm glad that Joseph's doing good.

Taocat said...

Sandra,

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

I know how worried you must be...it will be ok.

((big hug))

Vivian said...

Sending big hugs to the beautiful girl. Hang in there Sandra, you are doing an awesome job. That was a fabulous catch on your part.