Ah, Friday at Urgent Care

June 11, 2010 · 4 comments

*First, let me just say that everyone is fine…. 🙂

I had this great idea for a post about the last day of school from yesterday and the first day of summer vacation (today), but all of that has been preempted by my little man and his pains.

This morning, Preston said that his side hurt, but seemed ok with it, so I figured he probably slept weird or moved wrong or something. When asked about it after breakfast, he was fine. He mentioned it again late afternoon, but also said he was really hungry, so (once I realized we never ate lunch [mother of the year!]) I fed him and he was ok….for a little while.

Mike took him to get gas for the grill and came back pretty concerned, as P was having trouble getting out of the car. It seemed to be getting worse, this crazy right side pain, so while Mike called the pediatrician, I put a call out to twitter.

A little while later, we hit the road for the Pediatric ER. I was shocked to find we were the only ones there at 7:30 on a Friday night (sadly, I jinxed them, because when we left after 10, they were super busy!).

Preston was a real trooper, but while waiting for the doctor to come in, his pain got a lot worse and he was crying non-stop. I felt so horrible [if you’re a parent, you know that those words don’t even come close to covering the feelings you have watching your kid writhe in pain in a hospital bed].

While I was worried about appendicitis, the doctor determined that it was constipation. Yep. Poop in his intestine blocked up and causing him pain.

Damn poop.

[See, Preston has had issues with pooping – as in, he doesn’t want to, so he has all sorts of accidents. Turns out maybe this has been building up for quite some time and those accidents weren’t 100% his fault. Which sucks, in so many ways.]

So my poor baby had to have an enema. The nurses were awesome explaining it to him and telling him exactly what was happening when, so that was a relief. He did great. (but, um, eeeewwwwwww!!).

Now, more fiber, Miralax, and less cheese and my boy should be good to go. Literally.

And that was my Friday evening, in a nutshell. How was yours?

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Al_Pal June 12, 2010 at 2:39 am

Oh lordy. Thank god it wasn’t appendicitis!!!


Kyla June 12, 2010 at 11:28 am

Poor guy! For all KayTar’s issues with constipation, she has never had an enema. Miralax keeps it under control, thankfully!


cindy w June 12, 2010 at 12:36 pm

Catie’s had issues with constipation forever, which is why I let her have (watered-down, 100%) juice. It helps. The nurse at our pediatrician’s office also told us to push the 3 P’s: pears, peaches & plums. It does help.

So sorry about the trip to urgent care. Poor little guy.


foradifferentkindofgirl (fadkog) June 14, 2010 at 9:06 pm

Just had a moment to get on Twitter and catch a bit of what you all had to go through over the weekend. What an ordeal! Hope Preston feels OK while he waits out the weeks until surgery.


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