But not us, we like to do things out of the ordinary like going to the ER. Not sure what this will do to our luck for the rest of the year but I like to think that we got that out of the way so we're good to go in 2008.
So, as I mentioned, I have been sick with a tummy thing. Well, my son did not escape it and was pretty sick all day Monday. He went to bed Monday night feeling pretty crummy and woke up several times. The last time was about 4am and he had a pretty good fever going so we gave him some Motrin. It was at this time that he started complaining about his leg hurting. We thought it was strange but put him back to bed.
The next time I heard from him, he was calling out to me from the floor in the hallway at about 7am. He had tried to come in to our bedroom but didn't make it. He was crying and saying "Ow, Ow, Ow" over and over again while clutching and rubbing his leg. Now, if you know my son, you know that nothing stops him from being on the go from the moment he wakes up to the time he goes to sleep. He has a full speed motor and even when he "hurts" himself, he just brushes it off and keeps on going. So, it was really odd that he was doing this with the leg. I tried to check it out to see if there was something going on with it that was visible but other than a little swelling, it looked fine. He would not straighten it out or put any weight on it.
After a hour or so, it didn't seem to improving at all. I called his doctors office. Yes, they were closed for the holiday but thank heavens a doctor is always on call. After telling her the whole story, she felt we should go to the ER just to be on the safe side.
To make a long story a little shorter (we were there for 5 hours) He is fine. His fever was back so they tested him for a bacterial infection and everything looked fine except for his white blood count being a bit elevated. They sent us home with instructions to keep him off of it until he was comfortable and keep the flow of ibuprofen going. By the end of the evening he had slowly but surely started to put weight on it and walk around a bit.
This morning he is absolutely fine...it's like nothing happened. He is running, jumping, hopping and every other ing he can think of. He slept all night and is well rested. So, why am I working from home and keeping him here with me? Yeah, I'm asking myself that very same question. I think it's going to be a long day.
The whole thing was just to weird. I have no idea what or why but I'm glad he's better.
So, what does a bored mommy blogger do while waiting and waiting for test results? Well, she takes a picture with her camera phone of course. Doesn't he look like a sick puppy?