Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The ER visit

Hey, been a wild day around here.

We started the day off with Hope and her stomach trouble. She has been having screaming, kicking, flat out hurting stomach aches...where she explains "feels like someone is punching me in the tummy". I'd say off and on for about 3 weeks. They get so bad sometimes I decide I am taking her straight to the hospital and then they subside. Usually they last less than 2o minutes but she can have several bouts of them per day. I had chalked it up as 'gas'. But I had already decided that I was taking her in to be seen if they came back, especially after our nurse suggested appendicitis. So, that deleted school for today. I called Mom early to let her know to be on call for either a sitter or a co-tripper to the hospital, depending on Love's level of dependence for today. By 10:00, after waiting hours for our pediatrician to call back it was over, she was fine and we were heading to school. We made an appt. with the doctor for this afternoon. Well, on the way to school she had another attack and we drove to the ER. Apparently they didn't see her as in dire need of ER attention so we were directed to the Urgent Care Center across the street, after over an hour of waiting. They did a strep test...negative, just as I had suggested it would be. Then they took some xrays of her stomach and diaphragm. Nope, no constipation...also as I had suggested there would not be. They didn't take the appendicitis off the table but felt like it was GERD....Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. So, she is on a prescription medication and will be rechecked in a couple of weeks...if no pain persists. So, we'll see. I am praying this is just what she needed.

We ended up coming home after driving thru for lunch at 2pm...lovely. And then picked up medication, kiddos and went for Hunter's hair cut. And to top off the evening we went to the homecoming parade...which my kids totally racked up...I'd throw candy to them too...they are just so stinkin' cute!

1 comment:

Shandra said...

I hope she is feeling better soon. We missed the parade. We had soccer. Lilly was bummed. I am going to get ont eh playgroup next week. I don't know where the past fews weeks have gone.