Friday, May 7, 2010

Pediatric Emergency Room


On a happy note, you are now professional at rolling from back to front and scooting.

Now for the not so happy note. 
Yesterday, we made a visit to the pediatric emergency room. You have had a cough and congestion for 2 weeks but it seemed to get better. Yesterday around 1:15, you began inconsolably crying and hadn't stopped by the time I got to grandmas at 3. You could only sleep for 15 minutes before waking up screaming like you were in agony. Our Drs office was able to fit you in and take you right back. You didn't have a temperature when we arrived but before we left, it was 101.1. The Dr told us we needed to head to the ER because he couldn't tell what was going on. The ER cathed you (what a trooper) and took a good deal of blood. They not only took blood from his arm but they had to get him in the foot because it wasn't flowing. It took about 10 minutes and it was awful for everyone. A.K. was crying and I was talking to you trying to calm you down. 
Trying to play with Daddy right before the awfulness

After about an hour, they found you had a high white blood cell count, platlet, and ABS and low lymphs. ER gave you 2 shots of antibiotics (they nurses did one in each thigh at the same time) and a suppository (trooper yet again). We got home around 9:00 and have an appointment with your Drs office for another set of antibiotic shots (yeah!...not) today. 
You didn't hold any of your breakfast down but you don't have a fever (haven't checked recently though since you're napping). They are "growing" the samples they took at the ER to see if it is anything other than a bad viral infection. Should find out today/night I guess.

Love you baby boy,