Monday, November 30, 2009

ER trip


Brandon started complaining his stomache hurt about midnight last night. I was tired and gave him some medicine. About an hour later, I could hear sobbing in his room. He was rolling around in pain. Me , being the oh so clever nurse, said "just try different positions and see if that will work." After about 20 minutes of this, his pain was much worse. So I loaded him up and headed off for the ER. Thankfully no one else was in there at 1 am. They got his iv hooked up, gave him some pain medication and he started to get some relief. They said his white count was slightly elevated but that the CT scan of the appendix looked good. The doctor then followed this with the news that sometimes appendicitis is misdiagnosed in the early stages. So I will be keeping a close eye on him today and praying that it is just a GI bug (which the doctors said could cause all this pain too). Does not matter how old your child is, you always worry and feel overprotective when something happens to them.

5 comments:

Mom of The Fields Five December 1, 2009 at 10:32 AM  

Never a dull moment is there! Hope that all is well!

rich and steph December 1, 2009 at 11:42 AM  

Oh so many more undull moments but not blogworthy:)

Erin December 4, 2009 at 6:39 PM  

Ooh, so scary! What has happened in the last couple of days? I hope it's not his appendix.

rich and steph December 7, 2009 at 12:24 PM  

Thankfully it was not his appendix and was a very scary GI bug. And of course it spread to all the other kids, but at least I knew what it was!

Elaine December 11, 2009 at 5:47 PM  

Oh, my goodness! That is so scary... I hope he'll be okay!!


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