Lily had the MRI done on her ankle today. There’s no spot in the baby book for this!
How do you explain what’s going to happen during an MRI to a 9-year-old?!
I found a really cool explanation online that said that magnets in this tube would make the water in her body all spin in the same direction to give a really good picture of her ankle. The cool part? She wouldn’t be able to feel it! Lily really seemed to like that.
The bad part? The machine would be super loud, and she’d have to wear headphones.
The hardest part for Lily was staying still. Her ADHD kicked in. She kept wanting to play with her silk blanket and move her hands. The tech only had to retake one of the pictures.
We have a follow-up with the orthopedist next week, so we’ll have the results and develop a treatment plan then. The wait sucks!
I had some really exciting plans for our blog, but those got put on hold with a recent trip to our pediatrician.
Lily has been having some pain in her ankle. Not enough for me to suspect something serious. She could run and play normally, the pain wasn’t severe and usually only after inactivity.
He ordered x-rays, just to be on the safe side. When he called the next day, he admitted his own shock in finding out that Lily had Osteochondritis dissecans.
Osteochondritis dissecans (os-tee-o-kon-DRY-tis DIS-uh-kanz) is a joint condition in which bone underneath the cartilage of a joint dies due to lack of blood flow. This bone and cartilage can then break loose, causing pain and possibly hinder joint motion. (Mayo Clinic.)
We were referred to an orthopedist who specialized in the foot and ankle. I was able to pick the same doctor that Navy saw when he broke his foot.
Next up, an MRI…
(Photos by Navy.)