Sunday, January 25, 2009

Concerned about Caden.

I just got off the phone with his 1:1 aide from school (on a Sunday night no less, she called me back, she is a TRUE GEM of a person). Last weekend and a few days previous Caden had a bit of a tummy issue, throwing up a few times over the course of 3-4 days. He never quite got over that, or at least never came back around fully. What we notice at home is that he is VERY tired, going to bed eagerly by 6pm some nights, then sleeping until 7:15 and refusing to stand up out of his crib and get ready for school. Normally he is hollering in his crib from 6:50am on, but this week he won't stand up, just wants to stay laying down and covered up. I mean, I liken that to being like his mommy in the mornings, but it's SO unlike Caden. He has also nearly fallen asleep at school, in the 100th day of school party at Kindergarten no less! He is also very irritable at home, downright defiant and aggressive at times. At school they're saying that he's increasingly loud and getting louder. To me, almost like he's trying to tell them something but can't convey it like he wants to, so he just gets louder instead of more articulate, which makes sense. He is also very pale, and his aide noted they have commented on that as well. I know, now you're thinking "anemia" and I have gone there, too, but I've also of course looked up things like HUS and now am slightly more concerned. (I might note here that I also looked up Rubinstein Taybi Syndrome over 6 years ago, alone at home with my newborn son and fell apart for hours, so sometimes the internet gets me into trouble.) I think it's definitely time for a call to his doctor in the morning. I know that is going to mean a CBC and other pokes for him, but it's time for some answers as to what's bothering him. He is not himself, and many of us are concerned about him.

10 comments:

angie said...

I truly hope that it is nothing, but always go with your mama instinct. Better to be on the safe side. Hugs!

Brouwer Family said...

Oh Tena, I can "hear" your concern through your post. I will be praying for all of you.

Cindy said...

Tena, I'm praying for wisdom for the doctors to diagnose, and healing for Caden.

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

Thinking of you.....Feel better buddy!

Megan said...

Tena - what is HUS? I hope that Caden is ok. Hugs.

Terri H-E said...

Poor kid (and mom). Please let us know what's going on when you find out. We're thinking of you.

Myssie said...

I hope that the doctors can get to the bottom of this so that Caden can get better. Get well soon Buddy!!

Michelle said...

yikes, something definately doesn't sounds quite right. Hope you're able to get to the bottom of it and Caden can get back to his normal smiley self. Btw, I have a wrong email address for you, could you email me at my hotmail address? Thanks!

Dervla said...

I hope the tiredness might just be a growth spurt - and the vomiting goes away and that he feels better!

Hugs,

Dervla

Sarah said...

I hope it's nothing too. It's gotta be tough when he can't tell you what's wrong.