Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Devdog

Alright well there have been lots going on with our little dude. The first three days we were here at the hospital we had not a clue what was going on. None of the doctors seemed to have a clue even where to start with the poor kid. Meanwhile he is still having at least 1 seizure every 5-10 minutes throughout the night. Then on saturday dev's orthopedic doctor came in and within 3 minutes knew that something was wrong with his hip. Although it sucks that he's hurt it is such a relief to know where the pain is coming from. My mom calls the ortho doc Miracle Max(princess bride) and I call him Dr. Incredible. So he got an mri that afternoon and Dr. Incredible thought that there was an infection in his hip which would be very painful and could trigger a lot of seizures. well the mri also showed a possibly minor hip fracture, but they weren't sure if it really existed or not. A lot of doctors came in including: Dr. fancy pants, Dr. goody tu shoes, Dr. Incredible, and Dr. Compensate (ya we've got to entertain ourselves somehow) So they started him on an antibiotic and inserted a pic line. Well we were thinking that we would be out of here by the end of the week hopefully. We don't think that anymore. Today a doctor ordered more x-rays and we didn't really know why. Come to find out there is a definite fracture on his hip and it keeps getting worse and the only way to fix it is surgically. Yeah. So dev is going into surgery at some point tomorrow and they aren't sure when but probably tomorrow night. Right now he still can't sit up and won' move his legs still (can't blame him). The cute kid though is feeling better and is laughing and messing with the nurses. As I type he is trying to push my mom off the bed and is giggling like crazy. He is too dang funny and he knows it. The nurses have all gotten to love the kid too. One of them washed his hair with the no rinse shampoo and then spent like ten minutes styling his hair. It was pretty entertaining. So as it is we have no idea how long we will be here at primaries, but oh well, whatever gets the dude better. Thanks so much to everyone who text, called and commented! It means a lot to us! I'll let ya know how the surgery went.

8 comments:

Jalene said...

thanks for the update, haley! i hope everything goes okay. i will be sure to include devdog in my prayers. love you!

Em said...

Tell everyone to hang in there. I am happy at least they found out what was going on. Give him and your fam our love!

Connie said...

Devon is in our prayers! Nikki told us about him when she came down to Logandale.

Matt Willard said...

We're praying for you all, and especially Devman.

Kristi & Derrick said...

I'm so sorry. I love lil Devin! Hey if we can do anything let us know. Good luck. I love you guys:) We will pray for him.

Dave and Lindsey said...

i love your little brother! i worked with him a lot in high school during my internship--he's a cutie!

glad to hear he is doing better!

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Lindsay Kay said...

Haley, oh boy. I had no idea! Someone mentioned that your brother was having seizures at Andy's homecoming. I'm glad that they found the source and are working toward fixing it. He's in my prayers. Love you, Miss Haley!