Thursday, June 4, 2009

Brahnson's Pain

Brahnson has had a pain in his hips for about the last three weeks. At first, Chad and I chalked it up to growing pains and told him it would go away in a few days. Well, it didn't go away. A week ago Sunday, he could sit through church and was okay. His pain was a little annoying, but no big deal. By Wednesday, he couldn't sit down without having extreme pain. We decided to take him to his pediatrician, who then referred us to an Orthopedic Surgeon, who then ordered an MRI, put Brahnson on anti-inflammatory medicine with heat and cold packs, after that the doctor had him go to Physical Therapy, and is now back to doing another MRI on Monday. Brahnson is still in pain and cannot sit down. The Physical Therapist thought that he was in too much pain to have him move him around. So now, they are going to do another MRI to look at his whole spine. The pain still might be from growing really fast that parts of his body can't keep up. They don't know right now and neither do we. Brahnson can stand for a period of time or he can be flat on his tummy. Either position, he has not been able to attend school. He has been doing his work at home by standing next to the counter in the kitchen. He has also been allowed to play way too much Wii. He doesn't have a problem standing for that! It is sad that he has to be in pain and nobody can explain why. He is a tough kid though. I have to admit that he and I butt heads quite a bit, but having him home with me hasn't been as bad as I thought it would be. He is actually a lot nicer to be around, than he was when he would go to school. We love him dearly and hope that we can figure out what is going on so he won't have to be in anymore pain.

8 comments:

Kendria said...

Oh poor Brahnson! I'm so sorry that he is going through this - I didn't know about it - we will pray for him to get some answers and some relief from the pain. Please tell him Aunt Kendria and Uncle Jeremy love him.

David and Vicki Wardell Family said...

Barbi, so sorry to hear about Brahnson, give him our love. We will keep him in our prayers.

Kerrilyn said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Brahnson. I really hope he feels better. We will definately have to get together when you come to Utah. The dates you will be here almost match exactly the dates that we will be in Hawaii, but there are a few days that will work. We definately need to try.

Jennymommy5 said...

I hope you find what the problem is. I'll be praying for Brahnson, and for you.

Steph said...

Hope you get it figured out! Kinda scary!

Debbie D said...

This is awful. I hope the doctors will be able to determine what the cause of Brahnsons pain is. You and your family will be in my prayers. I hope it will pass quickly, whatever it is.

Larsen Mom said...

It's so scary when the kids are in pain and we can't fix it. We'll be praying that everything will be ok.

A Lane said...

Chad and Barbie,
With a Priesthood Blessing and a few good doctors, the big guy will be doing well and playing football again before you know it.. your always in our prayers...
SAT Lane