Grayden has always been healthy. We both try to walk daily and eat healthy. Of course there are no guarantees in life.
On Easter Sunday our son and our grandsons came to visit. After dinner we all went outside and enjoyed the lovely weather. Grayden and the grands started throwing the football. Not playing football mind you, just passing it back and forth. Grayden took a step to catch a pass and twisted his left knee.
After suffering several days with swelling and pain we visited the orthopedic doctor. His x-ray showed no fractures. The doctor gave him a cortizone injection and he felt much better soon. We resumed our normal activities including walking each morning. Then we had our big trip scheduled and off we went.
When we returned home we had to play catch up in the yard. He and I moved compost and placed it all around the beds. We then noticed our neighbor's shrubs down in another compost pile so we both stood on the uneven surface and began pruning. The uneven surface was not kind to Grayden's knee, so off we went to the doctor again. He gave him another injection.
A week later his whole knee down to his toes began to swell. We both became very concerned and visited our primary doctor's office. She immediately sent us to get an ultra sound of his knee and a chest x-ray.
The tests showed blood clots in his leg and lungs! They sent us to the ER and Grayden was admitted to the hospital. There were many angels watching over him during these past few days. I am so thankful he is back home now and with medication will continue to improve.
We are both thankful for God's grace during this health scare. There are many doctors and wonderful nurses we owe a debt of gratitude for the wonderful quick treatment he received. My sweetheart is now doing better and we both look at life a little different now....