Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Some people eat black eyed peas for good luck on New Years Day

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?



10 comments:

Kate said...

Awww . . . poor lil guy . . . I'm glad he's feeling better and hope that your day is more productive than you anticipate! :)

Kimberly said...

You must be so worn out! Glad it cleared up quickly - so weird! I'd still be a little bit worried in your shoes. And I'm glad he's back to his old self so the worry doesn't stick around too long! ~hugs~

Yvonne said...

I am so sorry he got so sick. He does look pretty sick. That must have been frightening.

I'm glad he's up and at em today. Be sure and take care of yourself.

Mo Mommy said...

Awwww, he does look miserable, I'm glad he's better now.
Kids manifest their illnesses in the funniest ways sometimes.....

Ames Family... said...

weird! Once Easton randomly broke out in a mystery rash/hives thing. Dind't bother him a bit. didn't hirt. didn't itch. our bodies are so strange! I hope you all get back to normal! it's hard enough to recover after Christmas without extra stuff...

Nancy Face said...

Awww, he looks so subdued...and still as cute as ever! That really would have scared me, too! I'm so glad he recovered quickly!!! :)

Melissa said...

Poor kiddo!!! I hope you get the test results back quickly... :S Never fun to not know what's wrong with your little one!

Elaine said...

That is really strange Tonya. Could it be growing pains? I used to get them, and my brother got Osgood Shlaughter (I have no idea if that is how you spell it, but that is exactly how you say it!). It was severe pain in his knees and shooting down into his shins. He was growing really fast...I'm glad he's better.

Clement Family said...

oh gesh, you'd think you were trying to get more blogging attention or something....just kidding, I am so happy that he is fine. I saw him in the store with Tim just hours before. Happy New Year!!!!

Lammy said...

Poor little sweetie...
I hate when I cannot figure out what's wrong with my kids.

My son did a similar thing.... for about a week straight when he was 3. He wouldn't put weight on them at all first thing in the day... and once he warmed up, then he was fine.
Then one day after he'd warmed up for the day, he fell knees first...and never had the problem again. I couldn't figure it out. Neither could the dr's.
So weird.
Hope he feels better soon (and you too!)