You seriously didn't think we'd escape UNSCATHED this week, did you? Neither did I. Actually I did...but a phone call early Friday morning told me otherwise. It was an abnormal Friday to begin with as Kayla skipped seminary and was planning on staying home from school due to the fact that she wasn't feeling that well. (She had a bit of the stomach bug) Kaleb and Stevie ate their breakfast, packed their school stuff and off to school they went. I was doing laundry, still in my pajamas, when the phone rang.
Nurse: Hi Becky, it's Roseanne over at the school.
Me: Hey Roseanne, what's up?
Nurse: I have Stevie here in the my office and she's not doing well.
Me: Really? She seemed fine when I said goodbye to her this morning.
Nurse: Well she came in to see me around 8:30am complaining of lower R abdominal pain.
Me: Do you want me to come get her?
Nurse: I'm suspecting appendicitis and think she needs to be seen.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?
I hurried to go change out of my pajamas...really wanting to take a shower but didn't want her to wait if she was in that much pain. In my head I was thinking that I'd retrieve her from school, bring her home and watch her for a bit because I really, really didn't want to be in the ER today. When I walked in the nurses office, poor Stevie was doubled over in pain. I helped her to the car as she was sobbing and shaking. I still wanted to run home and shower and let Kayla know what was going on because I never communicated anything to her before leaving the house. I started towards home, feeling guilty that I was going to make her wait so that I could feel presentable for the public, but made an abrupt u-turn because I knew that Stevie was really hurting. Off to the ER we went. I hate that un-showered feeling while sitting in such a dirty atmosphere. It makes me twitch. The ER was busy which meant that Stevie waited for help longer than I was comfortable with. And then the nurse that put her IV in failed at his first attempt so she had to endure another try. They gave her morphine for the pain which really seemed to help a lot. She ended up with about 3 doses through out the day.
Because they were worried about possible appendicitis, they made her drink a special liquid used for CAT scans over the period of two hours. I'm not sure if her pain made her vomit or the drink did, but she lost it at one point. Thank goodness for Zofran. After a long day in the ER they were finally able to get her into CAT scan where it was revealed that her appendicitis was intact...but they informed us that she had ruptured a cyst on her right ovary. That explained the acute pain that she had at school. Poor girl has barely started puberty and she's already having problems. I took her home where she slept the rest of the afternoon/evening away.