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From the Great Wall of China to the Local E.R.

January 11th, 2010 (08:39 pm)

current mood: relieved

This morning my husband and I drove our son to school so we could help him bring his Great Wall of China model up to the classroom. It's four feet long and was built in four different sections, so we assumed this would require the Emperor's two loyal slaves (Mommy and Daddy) to make several trips from the car.

On returning from the first trip, Bob asked if I would carry the other two pieces up myself, because he wasn't feeling well. He thought he might need me to drive him to his doctor's office afterward. He'd been having abdominal pain on and off for the last few days, so this wasn't entirely unexpected. By the time I'd taken two more trips into the school and up to the classroom with the other two sections of the Great Wall, the pain was much worse, and he said I'd better take him straight to the emergency room.

We were afraid it was his appendix, but an RN took one look at him and said it was probably a kidney stone. And that's exactly what the CT scan showed. The pain seemed to get better for a while, and they almost released him, but then it hit him again, and he needed a different kind of scan, which took a few hours. Thank goodness my mom was home when I called and was willing to drive to my house so someone would be with our son.

We finally got home around 4 p.m., after spending nearly eight hours in the emergency room. Bob's still kind of drowsy from the medication, and in a little pain, but he should be fine in a couple days.


Posted by: Tim W. Burke (timwb)
Posted at: January 12th, 2010 02:34 am (UTC)

I hope he feels better soon!

Posted by: Lawrence M. Schoen (klingonguy)
Posted at: January 13th, 2010 08:32 pm (UTC)

Ack! What a horrible experience for all involved (but especially Bob!).

I hope he's resting comfortably now, and that your own level of stress has eased back down too.

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