Saturday, March 26, 2011

ER VISIT NUMBER 3,347 (but who's counting?)

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.

17 comments:

Joy said...

Poor Stevie that is so painful!

LL said...

looks like the dogs are taking good care of her.
Poor thing!!! ouch.

Aaron H. said...

Oi vey.

Sojourner said...

She is lucky to have such a caring mom :-)

Michelle said...

Seriously you ended up in the ER again, I cannot believe it! I feel so bad for stevie, I cannot beleive how fast she is growing up, she was just a little girl when I taught her in primary. 6 years ago? I hope she feels better and things will calm down for you.

Rachael said...

Feel better soon Stevie!

Jenny said...

sheesh!
(sending get well wishes)

shirlgirl said...

Poor Stevie--she looks like she is in jail with the two dogs watching over her. Hope she is feeling better today.

The Kings said...

oh no!! Poor Stevie. I hope she's okay and feels better really soon. Do they know why she got it?

Amy said...

huggs.... does the ER staff tell you thankyou for their vacations?

Cindi said...

Poor honey...

Jo Jo said...

Had that. It's soooooo painful! Drops you to the ground. Too young to be having that stuff! Lots of love!

Nettie's Blog said...

O M Goodness... how many Chinamen have you guys killed ?????
that is so freaky that poor Stevie had to go through that pain... i feel for you girl....i can relate to it and it and it is not for sissy's ...Sleep on Stevie and recoupe...lets hope that is the only one you have to endure.

Maria said...

Poor Stevie! She's such a brave girl! Sending her hugs.

Maria

Alana said...

I fasted for her today. I'm glad its not a lasting thing. I had a similar experience when I was about 16- no fun. Welcome to the House of Pain Stevie.

Christy said...

Give her a GENTLE hug from us!
sorry stevie!

Sim-Dim said...

OOh yes that would be very painful!! xx