Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Last Friday we took Santiago to Texas Children's Hospital to have a bone scan on his hips, pelvis, and all the way to his toes. His lower half basically! Santiago has been limping off and on since mid-January and we can't get to the bottom of it. He has had strep throat and two bad sinus infections on top of spring allergies since the limping first began as well. After mulitple trips to the pediatrician's office where we have seen 3 different doctors because our regular pedi isn't always available and three different rounds of blood work being done we had to visit a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. His blood work on all occasions showed some high levels that were inflammation markers. I wish the blood work could say specifically where the inflammation was in Santi's body and what was causing it but unfortunately it cannot. So the next step was the bone scan. It took us about 2 weeks to get an appointment for the bone scan and I was thrilled that it ended up being during spring break so that Hector and I both could go and not have to miss work. This bone scan was a three phase scan and it took about 2.5 hours to fully complete. Luckily the machine doesn't emit any radiation so I was able to go back with Santi as well. I was worried that being pregnant was going to keep me away from Santi during this process.