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anice
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   Posted 5/4/2009 5:40 AM (GMT -7)   
 
 
 
 
 
My son was crying really hard this morning when I went into the kitchen. He said he popped his neck. This is an 11 y/o tough guy I am talking about. He is not easily made to cry. He said all he did is turn his head and his neck popped. The reason I am so concerned is a friend of mine told me of a child she knew that popped his neck and he ended up passing away from it!!!This was a very rare occurrence and I don't remember all the details now. It happened many years ago. I'll let you know the details b/c it was interesting.
He said his neck and shoulder hurts. I did have my husband take him to school. I work at his pediatrician's office (for another doctor). I told my husband I would have either my aunt or my sons' gmother(his fathers mother)check him out of school and take him to the doctor. Husband needs to work as many hours as he can. Although he did offer to take him. My son is out of district and we live about 30 minutes from the office. Also his school and the office are fairly close to my aunt and his gmother.
I know I may be overreacting about this. It is all probably okay. But as his mother,I guess it is my job. Everyone says I overreact when it comes to him. I can't help it. His father passed away from a brain aneurysm when he was only 9 months old.
I will call the school and see how he is doing in about 30 minutes and if he is still hurting I'll make the arrangements to have him taken to the doctor.
Sorry, I guess I shouldn't be posting about my son. This is a cp forum not about our children. My heart is just racing and I am worried.Thanks for letting me vent.
Anice

anice
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   Posted 5/4/2009 5:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I gave him an ice pack and some motrin. Hopefully that helps. It just upset me to see him crying.
Anice

White Beard
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   Posted 5/4/2009 8:12 AM (GMT -7)   
anice
A Good Mom worries about their children! Sure sounds like your a GOOD MOM! Be sure to let us know how he is!

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skeye
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   Posted 5/4/2009 6:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Anice,

I hope everything is okay with your son! No worries about being off topic! We don't mind, and hey, we're here to support one another!

Skeye

Chartreux
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   Posted 5/4/2009 7:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh my gosh anice, it always scary when a child is hurting and if he's not better soon then
take him to the ER as it's better to error on the side of caution and that in the ER he could get his
neck scanned by mri, faster than just taking him to the clinic, that's my advice...and hey it's okay to
post it here we all worry when it comes to our kids...luv ya hun and hope your son is improving..
lots and lots of soft hugz...
post back when you can...
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anice
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   Posted 5/4/2009 8:01 PM (GMT -7)   
My son is okay. His gmother took him to the doctor. He has a muscle strain. He is hurting,but feeling better. He has had aleeve. The doctor gave him a Rx. for valium. He had been crying again. I gave him one and watched him real close. He did okay with it. I was very hesitant to give an 11 y/o a valium. But he is hurting and holding his head to the side. He has a heating pad on low heat. I will turn it off in a few more minutes. I will check on him through the night as moms do. And he will come to my room if he needs to. He knows he can do that too.
Thank you all for letting me share this. I was worried. He will be back to normal in a couple of days.
Anice

mrsm123
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   Posted 5/4/2009 8:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Anice.
I'm glad that he is okay. I posted about my son the other day, in fact a couple of days in a row even. No one said anything negative about it. We all have lives outside of this board, and as close as we are here, I don't think anyone would mind too much.
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White Beard
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   Posted 5/4/2009 9:19 PM (GMT -7)   
mrsm123
You are absolutely right about that, and really things in our outside lives can very much affect out pain levels!
anice I am glad your son is doing better and is OK, I am sure you don't need those worries on top of everything else you have to deal with! I hope you are also feeling better! Has your pain eased up any? and how is your walking coming along?

White Beard
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Chutz
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   Posted 5/4/2009 9:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Anice,

Please know that I am thinking of you and your son and will say a special prayer for you tonight. You are always welcome to post when something is worrying you, even if it's off topic. Now, if you were posting about how to remodel your living room, THAT would be off topic...lol. But your son is your life, he is part of every breath you take and his welfare is primary to us moms. Plus, that kind of stress will up your pain level a lot.

I understand why you would not want to give him valium...it would freak me out too. But that muscle needs to get out of spasm and that would be an easy fix if it works, plus give him some relief so he can sleep. While asleep hopefully that muscle will relax too. Only thing I would do is discourage him from talking about this medication to his friends or at school but....that's hard to do. The more you tell kids not to, the more enticing it is. OK Chutzie, shut up now and say good night...lol

G'nite,
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bluejet2
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   Posted 5/4/2009 11:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Anice:

I am so glad to hear that your son is OK!

Lorie

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   Posted 5/5/2009 5:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Anice & Son,
I hope he made it through the night with no troubles...I know how it is, my son is 15.. a real tough one too...but when he gets hurt I want to baby him like moms do...He likes it, for a while.. ha ha...anyway, I hope all is well..

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anice
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   Posted 5/5/2009 7:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all again. My son will bounce back in a couple of days. He doesn't know he took a valium last night. He only knows he took a medicine his dr. prescribed for his neck to feel better. I am not worried if he tells his friends at school. He really doesn't know what he took. And he didn't know that I was watching his every move waiting for a bad reaction ready to pick up the phone any minute if he had one!!!  I was really worried about it. It was written to take it four times a day. I didn't give it to him before school this morning. I wasn't sure how he would do on it in the school setting.  I gave him an aleeve and told him to call to check out if he needed to and I would have someone check him out and bring him home. I guess I overreacted. But I am glad he'll be fine.
 
I am still hurting pretty badly. And it will be 2 weeks tomorrow since my surgery. I am taking my Lortab about every 4 hours. Yesterday I tried to wait longer. I am worried that I'll run out of them before I go back in 3 weeks and won't be able to get anymore. Well I will run out before then. I have on a piece of paper exactly what I take and what time I took it. I can show that to the doctor if I need to. Anyway it was a mistake to wait so long in between like I did yesterday. I won't do that again. I was miserable in those times. I will take it when I need to. I have had surgery and I am still hurting. I write everything down so I won't wonder what time I took it and to have exactly what I take. That also keeps up with how many I have incase it needs to be questioned. They are all accounted for and I know my husband hasn't been getting into them. I will continue to doccument it as I have been.
 
I didn't walk yesterday. But I did do small things abound the house. I did get up and move around often. I will walk today and I will do my best to walk three times. I know it is important. And I will start trying harder. I want to get better soon. And I want to stop hurting. This is just all taking alot longer than I thought it would. And I also have to remember the only surgery I had before this were c-sections. And although they were nothing like this, I really didn't know what to expect. I learned quick all too well. This is bad!!!  It will be 2 weeks tomorrow since my surgery. I know I am better than I was then. I just didn't know the pain would still be as bad as it is. I am trying. I am just being hard on myself. I am used to being busy and then to go to this-it's just hard.
 
I wish you all a good day,
Anice
 
 

skeye
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   Posted 5/5/2009 5:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Anice,

Glad to hear that your son is OK. I can't imagine how scary it must be to have a child in pain! I know I worry my mom sick & she still feels like my CP is somehow her fault (even thought that is completely ridiculous & we have talked many times about how this has NOTHING to do with her/her parenting, and has EVERYTHING to do with me and a stupid accidental injury that I had and my subsequent stubbornness and refusal to see a doctor until things got really bad -- but I don't blame myself, it was a freak thing, & I certainly don't blame her in any way, she really is an amazing mother & one of my closest friends).

I'm sorry to hear that you are still in so much pain. Were you seeing a PM prior to your surgery? If so, you might think about getting in contact with them. I can't see why your surgeon wouldn't refill your pain meds, though. Two weeks is NOT a long time post-op, and certainly not long after such major surgery! Of course you are going to be hurting from it! Especially as you get moving again. He did this to you; it is his responsibility to get you through this. Everyone reacts to pain and trauma differently, so this shouldn't be too unexpected.

Skeye
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