HELP! Trauma SCI - Child
Help! Please! Child! We are so Worried!!!
Herniated Disc and Impingement of Spinal Nerve Root - MRI - looks scarey!
We are hearing - nucleus pulposus, annulus fibrosus, spinal nerve root compression, disc bulging, spinous processes, dura mater (thecal sac) and cauda equina compression.
We are told the LP needle and catheter so many time and VERY force full - over shot the dura mater (?) Childs was sedated - out! for approx. 2 week. After being airlift / ems ground transported. Transported to a 2nd hospital an IV caffeine drip and 3/5 days later - 2 blood patches the Anesthesiologist said he couldn’t do anything more to help child, that it was something more serious than he could fix!
He seemed very concerned!
Unbelievably, we were the next am released from the hospital for what they wrote - discharged for syncope!!!! OMG!
Crazy - right! ok!
Child has been bed ridden, doesn't walk barely stands - pain is very bad! Some symptoms Back, legs, tingle, numb at times, Bladder leaks and sometimes says has to go and can't! The scariest for me is when body gets COLD! knee to feet - feet ice cold and elbow to hands , hands freezing cold and sometimes child mid area too! We use the electric blanket 24 / 7! I took her back to ER - even though they seem afraid to move child - they send us away saying not life or death and go to a specialist. We don’t know what to do! Other than not to move child much until we can find a Dr. to look and listen to the details of the injury. Instead of looking at a discharge paper that says syncope!
We have some records, MRI pics show bulge, herniation and stuff protruding out.
We were told not to let anyone pressure child to do anything that hurts (including physical therapy) being as child is bed ridden still, UNTIL we have some definitive answers as to the injury - as not to cause child more, or possibly irreversible permanent damage!
If you have any advice or suggestions please reply! Thank You