Thread Tools
Old 05-08-2002, 01:08 PM
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 13,398
Calling all doctors! Mother needs reassurance/insight

My 18 yr old son was in a car crash in late January. Broke his collarbone (left side, near the middle), along w/assorted other bangs, bruises, etc.

He used a figure 8 device mostly for the first while (a couple of weeks), then only intermittently, switching on/off w/an arm sling (depending on his pain level and what felt better).

first re-check found things progressing normally, (tho we added a knee brace for a while), and after about 8 weeks, he seemed mostly ok, and, as was suggested to him, beginning to start using his left arm again more normally.

By the middle of April however (10 weeks after injury), he was complaining again and wearing the brace and taking OTC's for pain. At recheck on Monday (about 12/13 weeks after injury), he was reporting pain levels up to 7. They sent him back for more xrays. then some more xrays (the tech didn't get what the Dr. wanted), then ordered a CAT scan that afternoon with instructions that she was to be paged w/results.

Tuesday morning I got a call from the hospital to have him come back that afternoon for another CAT scan. he did.

ok - what are the possabilities. Seems clear (by his pain level and their actions/reactions) that it's not healing properly.

what do they do? re break it? (Ben asked me if they'd knock him out before they did it... ) surgery? hypnosis? (ok so I'm stretching for that last one).

I"ve got a call in to the doctor, but would really like to hear (**disclaimer - I am not asking for a diagnosis of my son's condition, since none of you have seen him or his tests etc. I'm looking for the range of possabilities for situations such as this)

thanks so much. insert wan, very worried smile here.
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:20 PM.

Copyright © 2017
Best Topics: zipperhead korean war collective solipsism dryer quit working a girls asshole commercial toilets anal spoon a330 cocpit cucumber clear inside funny wedding pranks replacement bookshelf pegs tongue band aid uncommon valor quote easiest nes games airbrush cost sudafed canada penis cysts country vs western lyrics lump paintball velocity juniors age range puppy seems sad retarded looking cat goat rams cow snowblower sex getting hosed opie andy plum brandy orange julius egg wife beater tees young boys boners v18 car firestone spark plugs butta face cat eats bread pinewood derby lubricant quill office supplies pyramid scheme difference between nicad and lithium ion batteries how much do ashes weigh after cremation dune heart plug scene why do cats like fish so much does bestbuy sell ink cartridges buffalo wild wings or wing stop skin tags inside mouth no hm road sign approximately what percentage of all jews living in europe were killed during the holocaust? if you don't eat your meat funny medicine side effects paper towel in toilet wolf urine home depot what to do if you see a skunk i suck at world of warships mac wont let me log in with right password what is the german word for penis levi garrett vs redman cuts taking a long time to heal no one comes to the father except through me meaning is it illegal to have sex in public life alert lady on floor insulin overdose death time how to peel grapes how to kill yourself with a gun apple cider vinegar warts reddit what does the abbreviation eta stand for good chaser for tequila toro lawn mower electric start problem theres a snake in my boot is pine good for furniture direct deposit paycheck late what is a russian hat called south park oprah's minge episode