Thursday, October 25, 2007

Sicko, Part N, Where N is... Oh, You Know the Routine

We had a bit of a scare today. Son didn't feel well yesterday, and last night his fever spiked to 101.2° F. He was shivering, cold, and had a headache, a stomach ache, and other... issues. We addressed the symptoms and put him to bed.

This morning, he still had a fever (101.4° F), so I took him to the doctor. The doctor looked concerned enough to draw blood. The blood test came back with an elevated white blood cell count, so the doctor advised me to take Son to the emergency room to look for appendicitis RIGHT NOW.

OK, so I guess I don't work from home all day today. Anyone who's ever been to a hospital can probably predict that about 15 people came in to look at the scared kid, but most of them had a very good way of dealing with kids.

No appendicitis yet, but Son is on Appendix Watch for the next day or two, and we're trying to keep him entertained.

1 comment:

Hoji said...


*sends positive vibes your way*