The boys have settled easily into 3rd grade so far and seem like pros. Jax isn't too bad in the mornings, but I can tell we need to work on a few things again as we get back into the routine. We are so lucky to have decently easy mornings since the bus comes just after 8am.
We had an interesting little loop of events with Jax and his leg. Last week he had complained that his left calf was hurting him and he'd hobble when he'd run. I kept telling him to just wait it out and it would feel better soon. Once we got to the week-mark, I called the pediatrician and she had us come in for an exam. We ended up going in for an X-ray the night before the first day of school. The results from that were good, so after Jax got off the bus that day (still hobbling) we had to go in for another X-Ray of his hips to make sure his growth plate didn't slip (being an hGH). That also ended up being good. So, we assumed it was a pulled muscle and wanted to see how he was after the holiday weekend.
Enter Monday/Labor Day... Jax came in the house late morning unable to WALK! Jason and I were shocked and finally worried. I had my pediatrician paged and she had us go to the ER. Once we were there the doctors were concerned as well, so they did a full blood work up and more X-Rays. After about 5 hours, the doctors and I were able to get the story from Jax (a bruise formed on his knee) that he was running in the yard and fell and hurt his knee.
So... while his calf was still mildly sore, he fell on his knee causing the inability to walk - two different (most likely) benign issues.
With a little ibuprofen and a night of staying off his leg, he was FINE for school in the morning. He is still hobbling slightly from that darn calf, but we're not very concerned. The ER doc assumes Jax's muscle was pulled and his muscle tone is just taking a long time. Jax will see his endocrinologist for his 6-month check in 2 weeks, so we will certainly circle back around to him.
So my little boys aren't so little anymore. At dinner, I asked them all about the kids in their class, and who were old friends, and who were new friends. I asked if there were any cute girls, and Brady's response,
"Mom, that's so inappropriate to ask me. I'm not ready to talk about it."
((blink blink :::stare:::))
|I cleaned out the supplies and made a large donation to hurricane Harvey kiddos - we hope it helps!|
|The boys enjoying some go carts on the last day of summer (it was chilly outside!)|
|Trying to see the darn eclipse on the cloudy day!|
|Last days of summer fun.|
|We saw an awesome Lego display at the mall. We toured the entire place and saw tons of different US buildings!|
|Jax got a new pair of eyes!|
|A super cool birthday party!|
|Talk about a neat birthday party!|
|There was ONE sunny warm day to see the pool!|
|Brady at his open house!|
|Big boy desks!|
|First day of 3rd grade|
|They were pretty excited|
|So were we!|
|New fro-yo place across the street!|
|Fun annual Labor Day party. We found all the kids watching a movie projected on the garage door!|
|Jax and that darn leg.|