Friday, August 22, 2014
New medical issues to address
Don't think I mentioned it, but I misstepped off the cellar stairs last weekend and fell onto the thin rug over concrete. Ever since, my right ankle has been bothering me, developed into a consistant limp. Sigh. . . so I called the orthopedist office, and had an appointment to confirm what I already knew-I have a small tear in my archilles tendon that runs from the ball of the foot up the back of the ankle. RICE: rest, ice, compression, elevation as well as high doses of generic Advil, a sample pack of Voltaren gel (a topical Advil as described to me)-if I like it, I'm to call the office and they will call a RX in. Would have to do so before Sept 1, my start date for our new year under our high deductible insurance plan. I will have to do a 6 week course of PT, however, which will quickly eat our new deductible, coupled with other, existing, medical expenses.
More urgent, however, was what happened later that evening as I was preparing supper; special needs kidlet had his first seizure, fell to the floor, cutting his head open in the process. 911 call made, a trip to the ER, numerous tests and now we will be following up with both a pediatric cardiologist (abnormal EKG) so now we need an echocardiogram, as well as a pediatric neurologist. Naturally, getting late afternoon appointments are next to impossible. I've already signed up to take a 1/2 personal day on 9/2 for the neurologist and await a call back from the cardiologist to get that appointment squared away. 5 stapes in his head, restrictions on activities, can't be left alone, etc. We got home at midnight, exhausted. He asked to sleep with Mom, and naturally the cats joined us. He doesn't remember what happened, just coming out of it, covered in blood. : (
DD baked off the chicken that I had ready to go, and later refrigerated it.
We had yesterday's plan tonight. the kids at home made themselves something to eat out of what we had on hand. Fine.
Bulk of my time today was spent making phone calls, updating physicians/therapist/school on what happened and trying to determine what we need to do next.