Thursday, 28 May 2009

Kayleighs got another cast on her foot

I dropped Michaela and Josh off at a friends then took Kayleigh to the hospital for a check up on her foot. Her appointment was 10.25 and we arrived at 10 where we were given slips to get her cast off and X-rays done. We had to wait and hour to have her cast off then we went off to X-ray where we waited another 45 mins. By the time we got back to the fracture/trauma clinic it was 12.15. Half an hour later we went in to see the consultant, we were with her for about 5 mins then had to go out and sit for another hour to wait for a new cast to be put on. We then had to wait around for half an hour whilst the cast set and they made her next appointment. We finally left the hospital at about 3pm and got back to my friends at 4.

Busy few weeks

Wow what a busy few weeks I have had or so it seems. I've been busy making cards for friends, forum members and family.
The kids have been backward and forwards to dancing, orchestra, Brownies etc. I've had various meetings and to top it all I've had to get Kayleigh up into her classroom each morning to make sure she wasn't pushed down the stairs or she didn't fall down them

Monday, 11 May 2009

Doesn't time fly

Wow!!! I can't believe how long it is since I have last been on here. So much has happened. Firstly I was poorly, then Kayleigh my middle one had a horrible virus that the Doctor said would go away in a week but she didn't need antibiotics. The second week I took her back and was given antibiotics and told she should have had them sooner.

Next came Easter and I took the kids down to my parents in Berkshire and my sister came over from the US so we had loads of day trips out with her.

We came home and the kids went back to school and Kayleigh started complaining her foot hurt to walk on but me being me just told her it was growing pains and she would be OK in a couple of days. Well 2 days later she couldn't walk on her foot so another trip to the GP where she told us it was tendonitus and to go and rest it at home but walk on it to keep it strong. Another 2 days passed and her foot was boiling hot and red then half and hour later it was freezing cold and purple so I took her to A&E where the receptionist told me I shouldn't be there but at my own GP because it had been going on for a while. I told her I wanted it looking at and was prepared to wait all day if I had to. We were seen within 20 minutes and taken through to a Doctor to look at it. The Dr sent her for X-Rays and blood tests but the results came back clear. She still wasn't happy that Kayleigh couldn't put her weight on her foot so got another Dr for a second opinion. He poked and prodded at Kayleighs heal had a look at the X-Rays and told us she has Sever's disease and would need to rest it for at least 2 weeks. She now has a cast on her leg and will be in it until she goes to the fracture clinic on 26th May when hopefully they will say she can have it removed.
Below is a photo of Kayleigh with her cast on. She is holding some cards she had been sent by Julie and Sally from Cardmaking and papercraft forum.