Lesson of The Day: It’s Important To Always Follow Your Instincts!

*Waiting to go Back for his knee scope yesterday.

If you have been keeping up with my tweets then I am sure you know where this post is going. However there are those that follow my blog that don’t tweet so I am sharing here as well.

Yesterday my son had a knee scope scheduled just to make sure all was fine as the MRI and x-ray he previously had said. Just to be safe, since soccer was starting soon. What led up to all this was he was the neighbors house jumping on their trampoline in June and came in in tears saying he landed wrong, so we doctored him up and he was fine the next day. However since then he all of the sudden would feel a pop when sitting, walking, swimming just at random movements and it would bring him to tears but then would go away.

We realized something was not normal and made the appointment with his regular pediatrician who could not find anything so they sent us to the orthopedic doctor, who moved his leg, did X-rays on the first visit and there was a little pain but no abnormalities on the X-ray, so he then scheduled an MRI because that is more detailed and would show if there were anything torn. MRI was done and we met up with my family for lunch and all during lunch he would change positions and it would set off the tears.

The following morning we went and the MRI was normal (aside from him having a bigger meniscus than others) so the doctor was at a loss and said we could either
A) wait a few weeks and see if it goes away
B) do a scope and see if it comes back with any different results.

We chose the later. During the week while waiting for his appointment, he hadn’t complained about any popping or it hurting so we wondered if it had fixed itself like the doctor said could happen. For a brief moment we thought about calling and canceling the scope but something in my gut said not to and I am so glad I followed it.

Up we rose yesterday morning at 5 a.m. to get ready to be at the hospital at 6. He gets all changed, they take his stats, give him some medicine to relax him then take him back. I just prayed and prayed the whole time he was back there, as a mom the unknown is torture for me and I just teared up and prayed some more. Finally about 45 minutes later the doctor came in while Gman was still in recovery and said they did find a tear in his cartilage and ended up trimming his meniscus. My heart dropped right then because I knew the reaction my son was going to have. Yes I started to cry for him.

Gabriel is out of soccer for this year and is on leg rest for 6 weeks, meaning, little to no weight on that leg and when he does have to move around he has to use a walker. When he realized he was not going to be able to play soccer he just broke down and in combination with the pain he was having made it worse. So he and I both sat there crying, him over the pain and not being able to play his favorite sport and me because I could not do anything to take either pain away.

He will pretty much spend the rest of his summer inside, for him that is so hard because he is outside 90% of the time during summer and will have to make it through the first few weeks of school with a walker. I am now debating on if I should do it from home until he is able to fully walk. For now though we will push on, doing the physical therapy twice daily, make our bathroom trips as best we can and never take for granted the intuition that God has given us.

Intuition is a great thing, it can give us a tug about a certain person, letting us know whether or not they are a good person. It can tell us when a certain situation should be avoided. It can help save yourself or others. I just think, if I had not listened to my gut and canceled this scope, my son could have been on the soccer field and hurt himself to the point of possibly never playing a sport he loves with all his heart again. So while we will miss a season and that is so very hard for him, we will play again…all because I followed my intuition.

“The only real valuable thing is intuition.” Albert Einstein

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Hi! I'm Toni. I am a happily married, christian, momma of 3 living on Florida's sunny Gulf Coast. I am a lifestyle blogger and Seint Arist. I started blogging when my last child was born as a way to share my love of all things travel, cooking, beauty, recipes, and more. Now pull up a chair, grab a glass of sweet tea and let's get to know each other. I truly hope you enjoy getting A Daily Dose of Toni!


  1. 1

    This post is so meaningful to me. My little man never really gives you cues that something is wrong and lately I have been feeling as if he may have an ear infection. Most of the time I write it off as me being a paranoid mom. I'm going to listen to myself a bit more.

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    The Rudy Family

    I am so sorry for your sweet boy. We went through something similar earlier this year. Surgery, pain casts for 6 weeks it was heart breaking for us but we actually survived. I didn't think we would. Hope your sweet boy will be okay! Just stopping by from twitter and blogfrog!

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    Stacy (the Random Cool Chick)

    Awwwww! I was teary eyed reading this…your poor little man! Glad you followed your intuition so he won't damage his knee further…sucks he can't play soccer this year, but hopefully he'll get to next year, right? ((HUGZ!!))

  4. 4

    Girl, your instinct was right on the money. I always say, when you feel it deep in your gut, that's God tugging at you. I will pray for your son's speedy recovery. Sorry he'll have to miss soccer but healing comes first.

  5. 5

    I hope he has a fast recovery! I know how hard it is when your child is hurt. Always trust your instincts!

  6. 6

    that is so sad glad everything is ok sucks he has to not do soccer this year but theres always next season good luck my prayers are with you

  7. 7

    I'm glad he's gotten his injury fixed and is on the road to recovery (just sad that it's gotta be so long, and during the summer).

    Hope the healing process goes by quick and your little guy can get back to his activities. Good for you for trusting yourself!

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    I can only imagine how upsetting that would be. Molly thank goodness still hasn't gotten hurt, or needed to go to the doctor- but she is only turning one. So I know it's in the future. I just dread seeing her in pain- what a difficult situation. Keeping you all in my prayers. Hope Gman makes a speedy recovery.

  9. 9

    Poor kid, sending him super fast recovery vibes!

    P.S. I love ur tweets – u always have something interesting or funny to say!

  10. 10

    Oh Toni give Gman a hug from me (as best you can I know how it can be with boys) 😉 My heart goes out to both of you. You did good momma, real good. You followed your instinct, your intuition and it safely saw to your sons injury. He will play again, without further damage,that too is a very good thing, but tough to hear or experience at his age.
    He's got an amazing mommy who loves him dearly (daddy too). That bodes well for his recovery.
    Hugs and prayers to all
    Mama Hen

  11. 11

    (hugs) to Gabriel. It is nice to know he shall make a full recovery.

  12. 12

    Intuition is a wonderful thing – hope he's up and at'em soon. Brave guy. *hugs*

  13. 13

    Intuition is a wonderful thing – hope he's up and at'em soon. Brave guy. *hugs*

  14. 14

    So glad that he will make a full recovery. ….and that is why we are mommies!

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    Jennifer Leigh

    Your poor baby! My boy is big with soccer so I know how much it would devastate him! I hope he has a healthy recovery! My heart goes out to you because I know 6 weeks using a walker is NOT going to be easy to enforce with a boy his age!

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    Iknow the painyou as a mom are feeling. My son Xavier, who I call Xman, broke his femur 7 weeks ago. He is only 3 (almost 4) and it has been so hard to keep him entertainied. No swimming, bike riding, playing at the park etc…
    He is in a full body cast(to prevent hip movement) and a wheelchair. He gets it off Tuesday the 4th and we are so anxious!

    Poor babies…

    I wish Gman a speedy recovery!

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    oh no I feel so sorry for Gman! that's awful. I'll pray for a speedy recovery for him. Does he have video games? I'll try to think of fun "inside" activities for him. I'm sure he's not happy about needing a walker at school. Are you able to home school him those first couple weeks? I'm sending your boy a big hug right now! xo

  18. 18

    Oh wow. Good luck to you & your family.

    all the best & i luv the blog!


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    Michelle (hometc)

    Another great post, this is for cartwheel #3. Yes, always listen to your inner voice and let your emotions be your best guidance system, its why we have them! Wishing your son all the best and a speedy recovery. 🙂