To say I'm Furious (possible heartbreak #3 2nd with Jessie Jan17) an understatement..

K80

Senior Member
Updated Jan 17 post 880. Jessie is having CT scans and MRI in the morning.


Update: Hind sight is 20/20 and we now see the anger we felt was misplaced. No one could have seen what lied head for us and my vibrant life filled son.

My son had been complaining off and on about his arm hurting for almost a month During this time he had seen his pediatrician several times for other things so we have had her look at it twice now. Each time his arm wasn't hurting while at the doctor and he was able to move it do she said likely the ball slipped out and back in and that it would likely just be sore for a few days. This didn't sit well with me the first time she said this on the 8th. This past Monday he was back at his ped cause he was still under the weather and I had my wife to have his ped look at his shoulder again and she said it was fine. At this point to say I was ill is an understatement. Tuesday night as I'm getting him ready for bed he breaks down crying about his arm hurting. At this point I'm furious and am down right ugly to my wife insisting that she takes him to someone else.

Yesterday morning she calls to schedule to have an orthpedic look at him.

They were able to see him today. After xrays the nurse came back in lookinga bit peeved asking when it happen when the ped saw him and what the ped did and didn't do such as xrays.

Shortly afterwards the PA comes in and says the xrays show a 75% displacement of his proximal humorists at his growth plate.

In other words there is a ball between his arm and shoulder, this ball is 75% off of his arm.

It has been going on long enough that his arm has started some growth to attempt to fix itself.

Tomorrow we see a specialist in Atlanta to see what the next step is.

I am livid and will be finding a new pediatrician....
 
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K80

Senior Member
excuse the typo's - smart phone failures...
 
Wait for the treatment and decompress before making any moves. The worst doctors still have excellent lawyers so make sure you're organized if that's the angle you want to take. Sorry for the pain the little one is undergoin. That ain't fair at all. Hopefully, it'll come out ok and develop properly going forward.
 

Jeff C.

Chief Grass Master
I know it's not what you want to hear, as it's hindsight, but on many an occasion it pays to get a second opinion. I would be ticked.

Also, I know where you are coming from because I had a similar situation with my daughter when she had broken her right arm for the 3 rd time.....it's a long story, but they didn't set it properly and it healed bowed. :banginghe

Edit to add: Sorry to hear he went through the pain, must be a tough youngun. Hope he gets fixed up soon!
 
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Wild Turkey

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for future reference. If you have to go back more than once for an issue, get a referal to a specialist and go see them.
Most doctors will automatically go referal due to malpractice insurance claims. Get the monkey off their back.
Yours seems to have several monkeys on its back.
It all boils down to type of insurance you have etc.
 

golffreak

Senior Member
Prayers for the little man.
 

Keebs

Miss Moderator Ma Hen
Staff member
:mad:Dang!!!!! Poor fellar, hope ya'll get it fixed and HIM pain free soon!::;
 

NCHillbilly

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Man, I would be perturbed, too. Hope you get him healed up.
 

harryrichdawg

Senior Member
Car wreck 10/04. Hip destroyed but pieced back together. Never healed correctly. 11/09. In a lot of pain, so go to doc in a box. Xrays taken. She says, "just arthritis, gonna have to learn to live with it." 2/2010. Pain gets worse, so I see my orthopaedist. Takes one look at Xray (from 11/09) and says, "I can't believe you're standing on it." Bone had died and eaten away the socket. I had bone floating in meat. Scheduled a total hip replacement for the next available date. I suffered over 4 months longer than I needed to because some idiot doc couldn't read an xray.
 

alphachief

Senior Member
Wait for the treatment and decompress before making any moves. The worst doctors still have excellent lawyers so make sure you're organized if that's the angle you want to take. Sorry for the pain the little one is undergoin. That ain't fair at all. Hopefully, it'll come out ok and develop properly going forward.

Most doctors only have lawyers for business dealings. You'd be dealing with their malpractice insurance companies lawyer.
 

GoldDot40

Senior Member
Swapping pediatricians due to our gut feeling that the 1st one was wrong saved my daughter's life. She had a serious staph infection (early stages of MRSA) inside her nasal cavity and the 1st doc wrote it off as sinusitis on 2 different visits. On the 3rd visit, her face was swollen he tried to say it was an allergy.

Took her to a different pediatrician the same day for a second opinion and he sent my daughter straight to the ER. 2 days in the hospital receiving intravenous antibiotics....then a visit to the hospital every day for a week after for antibiotic injections, we got her fixed up. Staph infection that close to the brain would have killed her if we had simply went along with doc #1's 'diagnosis'.

Bottom line....trust your gut and parental instincts.
 

dixiecutter

Eye Devour ReeB
i was told by my pediatrician buddy that they spend most of the day "treating the parents" guess they get into the habbit of assuming nothing is really wrong and assuming the parents are overreacting. but im no doctor. hope youre able to get better.
 

K80

Senior Member
Talked with a doctor affiliated with Childrens Hospital of Atlanta today. Since his condition is unusual and he had been sick for so long they want to look deeper into it. It could range from a break that will heal itself to something potentially as serious as some type of cancer. Due to him having so much going on he wouldn't even speculate on what it is without consulting with another radiologist. The other radiologist wants to do xrays of his body to ensure there are no other similar issues elsewhere as that could be a sign of something more serious if there is. He also wants to do some lab work.

Until I'm told otherwise I'm approaching it as if it is a break that will heal itself.


He had blood work ran once this week and supposedly all came back normal which is encouraging.

Did I mention yesterday was our anniversary....

Oh and first thing Monday I have to get an ultrasound on my gallbladder..

Praise be to the lord because without his strength this walk we are in at the moment would be much more difficul and exhausting.

Thanks everyone for the well wishes and prayers!
 

K80Shooter

Senior Member
Please everyone pray for little bubba. He's one tough little fella but he needs your prayers. He's being admitted to the hospital in Atlanta today.
 

turtlebug

Senior Member
Please everyone pray for little bubba. He's one tough little fella but he needs your prayers. He's being admitted to the hospital in Atlanta today.

::; going up.

Give him a great big Woody's hug. :love:
 
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