I finally broke down. I cried so much because I just don't know what to do anymore. I have to take her now to the Orthopedist office tomorrow afternoon because of her knee. The visit with the Rheumatologist wasn't as productive as I would like. She(the doctor) felt that the knee pain was either mechanical in nature or due to emotional stress. Well, other than the pain and swelling Chels has been experiencing, I just do not think stress is a factor. I know in my heart something is going on; we just don't know what it is yet.
So, the purpose of this Ortho visit is because her knee has not only been painful, but she cannot fully bend or extend her leg. Any pressure for more than a few minutes practically sends her to the floor and when she got home from school today it was swollen. The predisone isn't working as far as we can tell and Chels is in tears every time she moves.
I just hope we find out why her knee is hurting tomorrow. I can't stand to see my daughter hurting. She is a trooper though and she is doing all of this without the aid of narcotic pain meds. I am very proud of her!
Chels is the tallest, Lo next to her and their goofy faced brother I (shown in the picture).