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Still waiting on a diagnosis..

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  • Posted By: hismom
  • June 18, 2013
  • 11:19 AM

Two months ago my ten year old's right leg was swollen. He had an ultrasound and I was told he had a bakers cyst that had ruptured and it would go away on it's own..keep leg elevated. It did go away after a week or so. Last week he felt his knee swelling again and thought it was the cyst returning. It was the wrong leg though. He was seen by a doctor, they said it was a cyst again. I took him to the emergency room when the swelling continued. His knee was huge, his calf was swollen and so was his ankle. His calf was also beginning to get red. He had a low grade fever, but no pain in the knee, just his calf. His blood was drawn and an xray taken. The pediatric doctor said he needed to go to another hospital to have an ultrasound.... At the other hospital he was given an ultrasound and the fluid was drained from his knee. He was put on antibiotics and the fluid was tested. His white blood cell count was elevated. The orthopedic doctor said they may have to go in and clean out the knee (infection) but had an MRI done first to make sure it was necessary. it was. They found an infection, but could not get a culture to grow because he had been put on antibiotics. Now he is still in the hospital, still waiting on the Lyme results and doctors still do not know what caused all of this....Has anyone else experienced anything like this?? Any information would be appreciated.

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