On Monday night, while playing and running around in the living room, Ethan tripped and fell down on the floor. As usual, he stretched out his hands to support himself as he fell, but I realized something was amiss when he cried a little after the fall. Normally our boy will just pick himself up and continue running around, with no tears being shed. This time however, he was holding his left leg and whined for a bit. I consoled him by giving him a hug and a kiss till he stopped crying.
But after the fall, I noticed he was walking with a limp. He would try to run (like he always does) but then he would stop short as if in pain and start walking gingerly instead. He wasn’t crying out in pain or anything, and I checked that there were no bruises or swelling. He was still his usual cheerful self, except for the fact that he was a little “pai-kha“. I prayed that he would be all better the next day but he was still walking terjengket-jengket, especially when he wanted to move fast. I called Dr Jessica and she said that it could very well be a muscle pull, and that if there wasn’t any improvement by the next day, we should bring him to the orthopedist. That got me worrying big time. I hated to have to bring Ethan to see any kind of doctor or specialist.
Thankfully though, this morning, I noticed that his walk has improved! My prayers have been answered! 😀
However, he got bitten by some insect below his right eye yesterday evening. 🙁 So that area is slightly red and swollen now…we are applying a topical steroid cream (Fucicort) to bring down the swelling.