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When do I go back to a stress-free life where the biggest issue is that I partied too hard? Are those days REALLY over?

Ummm, yes. Yes. They are. :)

I'm sitting here tonight waiting for time to get Michael and Matthew ready for bed. They've been wrestling all day. About 7:00, Matthew starts screaming and I look over to see him and Michael wrestling in front of the couch. No problem, they just played too hard.

Fast forward a 15 minutes. Matthew is STILL screaming and his hand has swollen up. We put ice on it and I took him to the children's urgent care. He kept saying he was tired, and I figured - it's about his bedtime, so not surprising. They took his temp and asked if I knew he had a temperature. Uhhh, no, I didn't. We're here for his hand. Maybe it's because he's been crying so much?

He started shaking a bit, saying he was cold, and getting goose bumps. By the time the doctor was X-raying his hand, he's laying face down on the table, shaking and falling asleep. The doc got worried and started asking if he had gotten into any medication (no, it's locked up), eaten anything bad (nothing the rest of us didn't) or if anyone was sick (not with anything contagious). They drew blood to do a full workup. His temp got even higher. They gave him two shots of antibiotics, one in both legs.

About 5 minutes later, he threw up. All over himself. All over me. All over the floor. Yay.

We moved rooms, changed his clothes, and he fell asleep in my arms.

We don't know WHY this happened. All we can figure is that it was a reaction to how much his hand hurt him and the amount of crying he had done. They doc should call in the morning and let us know if they found anything in his bloodwork.

I guess Matthew gets to stay home with me tomorrow. Again. He's been home more than he's been in school. I just want him healthy and enjoying his school, learning things and making friends.


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Sep. 8th, 2004 06:25 pm (UTC)
Hugs for the Mommy. I am sure your baby will be fine. He probably was just sick from ccrying and shocky. So, why was his hand swollen?
Sep. 8th, 2004 07:01 pm (UTC)
We thought it might be broken, but the XRay showed no fractures that he could see.

The doc thinks he might have just pulled something - more of a muscular injury than a bone injury. Like maybe a sprained wrist, or bent his finger back too far.

He seems fine today, and his regular doctor called to check on him. She's going to see him on Friday. She said that he WOULD seem fine today, because of the medicines they injected in him. They called the Rocephin they gave him 'the big guns' and said it works for about 48 hours, and if it doesn't kill whatever started it (or if it wasn't just shock from the pain) then we won't see him starting to get sick again until tomorrow.

He's home tomorrow anyway, because his post-op for his sinus surgeries are tomorrow. We'll keep an eye on him and put him back in school on Friday.
Sep. 8th, 2004 07:49 pm (UTC)
You have been through so much. You deserve a medal!
Sep. 8th, 2004 08:46 pm (UTC)
Oh Trish - I hope the little guy has been better today. The hospital trips are scary, just plain scary. Here I am worried about my little cold going away (must call self WUSS from now on)
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