Monday, September 14, 2009

{ER Round Two}

Poor Kade had a rough patch....but we hope this was the last emergency room visit for a long time! A couple of weeks ago we were at my Aunt Suzy's home in Mesa at a dinner celebrating the return of my cousin Max from his mission in Estonia. They have a huge backyard with a city park playground size swingset. Kade ran in front of his cousin while she was swinging and the impact knocked him down. He kept crying and pointing to his clavicle saying his "neck" hurt. My parents were sweet to watch our older two boys for the rest of the night while we took Kade to the ER.

We went back to Cardone Children's Hospital and before too long had an x-ray showing a fractured clavicle, broken all the way through. Luckily it heals fast and you don't need a cast so we were given a sling and ace bandage and were on our way. The first few days were rough because Kade didn't want to take it easy so he fell on it several times (ouch!). A week later I took him to the Orthopedic Surgeon and he had Kade move his arm a bit, and things were looking great. We took the sling off last week for good and he is feeling good and almost healed.



As for his seizures, he hasn't had any since we started him on his medication in the hospital! That's exciting, a better prognosis than his neurologist had told us to expect. He hasn't been sick yet (a fever may trigger them) but we have lots of ibuprofen and aspirin ready just in case he comes down with one.

The side effects of dizziness and clumsiness that he had the first week or two after are gone, so that's exciting. He does have behavioral side effects but we give him liquid vitamin B6 twice a day with his Keppra and that has helped most of them go away. He still is a lot more impulsive (at stores he'll run away from me and I actually have to chase him, whereas he wouldn't do that before) but we will deal with that over the liver side effects the other medications have. It does make me wonder if that's why he ran in front of the swing though, because I would have thought he knew better? Anyways...we meet with his neurologist this Friday, so I'm interested to see how that goes.

We love our Kade and are glad he is feeling better!!

17 comments:

Shannon said...

I'm so glad he is doing better! Little man has been in our prayers and will continue to be.

Sam and Melissa said...

That picture of him in the sling is so cute! I bet he's enjoying all the extra attention from all this.

Shelby said...

We are so grateful that the meds are working for little Kade. What a rough couple months for all of you!

Tiffani said...

He is so cute Brooke! What a handsome little guy. I'm so glad that he hasn't had more seizures - but what a couple of months you've had! I hope you can stay out of the E.R. for the next few.

The Sharp's said...

Yikes, Brooke! I'm sorry to hear of your troubles! Poor Kade! I'm glad you are all doing better, though. Good luck!

Nicole said...

He is so sweet...Makes me want to just hug him. He and Brady look about the same size. Give him an extra hug from us. You guys have sure a hard couple of months. I have been thinking about a lot and hoping things get better for Kade. What an adorable kid!

Jess said...

What a little champ he is!! I am so glad that he has reacted so well to the meds!! He's such a sweetheart!! Not that this surprises me...he is an Ashton after all. ;)

wittygal said...

Wow that get up looks really comfy. I think I would have a panic attacks if I couldn't move my arm.
We too are praying for little Kade and so glad that things are going well.

Locamoniqua said...

Poor Kade has had a rough month! I'm glad to hear that he is feeling better and that the seizures have stopped.

Karla Rauch said...

Ooohhh. Poor little guy. Brooke, seriously could he get any cuter:) His little smile is adorable.

Herbert Family said...

He is so adorable....I hope that he stays away from the E.R. and that he has no more seizures. Poor little guy and I am sure it has been very hard on his mommy too.

Jenna said...

Poor Kade. He looks like such a brave big boy in that pictures. I can't believe he's going to be 3 soon! I'm so happy for you that the medication is working, I hope you have a good appt with the neurologist!

wackywilsons said...

He is so darn cute. I would spoil him rotten at this point....I hope he has a fast recovery!

Brittany said...

poor kade! He has been through so much! I miss him and his funky dance he does!

Tanner Fam said...

Dang, girl...you're having quite a year. Poor kid, I hope this isn't a sign to come of having 3 boys!!

Laraine said...

I'm glad to hear about Kade, and especially that he's doing better. When he got the hurt at the party I thought, "Well that just is NOT fair." I hope he has learned to stay out of the path of his high kicking girl cousins.

Kylee said...

Oh my niece broke her clavical and it was sad to see her in that sling just like Kade. How is he doing? Miss you!