Monday, April 14, 2008

What a boy wont do for attention!

You know how boys are...always trying to get attention, even worst a 5th child! Saturday Joshua was running a high fever. He was also crying and yelling that his eyes hurt. It was tough to listen to him and not able to do anything to stop the pain. I had an 8 hr shift that day, dh was brave and was able to get through the day with Joshua crying and yelling. When i got home dh said we need to do something. He tried to get a hold of the nurse on call, and was on hold for 40 minutes and never talked to anyone. So we decided ER was the answer...When I got there josh was taken back right away. The nurse had 2 others come and help her because he was so sick and crying so much. Instead of waiting in the waiting room for an hour, they decided he was sick enough to be seen right away. The Dr came in, which Joshua didn't seem to like. They gave him motrin and Tylenol and he had X-rays taken. the Dr decided Joshua's tongue and throat appeared to be swollen. He said Josh should be admitted. Since we were in a hospital ER i assumed we would be going upstairs...but when 4 paramedics showed up i found out we were going downtown. So by ambulance they took us downtown. When they were putting josh on the stretcher he asked for Mimmy! (his brother Timmy) :o( We got downtown and were seen right away. By then the medicine had taken full effect and he was feeling much better. The Dr said she wished the ER would have called for a consult because the symptoms were of a virus going around and that would have saved us a lot of trouble. We stayed the night and they kept watch. We were up till 3am while Josh ate. Poor guy was so hungry by then. After that he got to sleep in his "tree house" bed (crib, with a top so he couldn't fall out) By morning he was feeling much better. The Dr said they gave him more Tylenol during the night for fever. She said he just had a virus, and that they are very painful. We were sent home to rest. He is feeling better today. He has not complained that his eyes hurt, but he is still not feeling well. I cant imagine what this is gonna cost us...

Click here to see Josh with his "shocks" :)

3 comments:

Barb the Evil Genius said...

Poor little guy. Glad he is better. We went through something similar with Wildchild and croup, except the 24-hour clinic doctor looking at her thought she was better than she was and sent her home. Few hours later she was in the ER at the hospital and they were wheeling the crash cart in. :O

I can commiserate right now about the hospital bills.

Marie N. said...

It is hard when they can't express exactly what hurts, or how badly it hurts. I'm so glad he is better.

Mama Koch said...

Having three boys around, we've had our share of traumatic episodes too.
I am glad they kept him overnight..better to be safe.