Thursday, September 11, 2008

Not Again (It Turned Out OK)

Today the goddess speaks about her son:

So, my eldest son has a big, painfully swollen for no reason, elbow.

When he was 16 he had a rare staph infection that settled in the bursa  sac of that elbow. It could have killed him. He was extremely ill, and OHSU only saw it once in ten years. He had emergency surgery, and many painful procedures over a couple of months.

I'm thinking, "No, it can't possibly reoccur."

So, I look it up on the internet. Staph that settles in the bone can flare up during times of extreme stress on the body.  Great!
He wants to hold out until morning to go to the hospital. Last time it took four trips, in 24 hours, to get him any kind of real help. Nothing was ever said about his bone being involved before, but no one knew what they were dealing with. It was like watching an episode of, "House". I don't want to have to argue with the hospital about giving him a bone scan. 

I really, really hope it is just bursitis. He's been lifting a lot of heavy stuff lately, and playing in an extremely physical basketball league.  Keep your fingers crossed.

(It seems to be the bursitis thing. He won't go to the hospital, but he is feeling all better now)

May peace and health be yours from, The Goddess of Everything.


Sister2 said...

It must be tough when they're adults and you can't just pick them up and take them to the hospital. I'm thinking this isn't something to mess around with. He could have died last time, so maybe he'd be better safe than sorry.

Things that puzzle this other goddess.... said...

Wow! Don't you just want to shake them? (both the kid and the hospital!) love to you