I waited to post this until after I got my previous post up about how we are managing HD naturally. Last week Isaac had a short hospital admit. Blah. He was running a small fever last Sunday which went away within a few hours. But by Tuesday his stomach was making that awful grumble HD parents do not like. Then he was complaining about his stomach hurting. You could tell he was in pain. Soooo we packed up and went into the ER.
Earlier that day his surgeon saw him in the clinic and nothing showed up on xray. He had been complaining about his stomach briefly in the AM so I figured he should be looked at. Within a matter of hours the xray had drastically changed!! Happens super fast with HD kids. The xray they took in the ER showed he had inflammation in his colon. Not cool!!! The surgeon reviewed it and decided to admit us for observation.
We had to wait over 5 hrs in the ER room because the hospital was so busy. Luckily Isaac had fallen asleep so when IV therapy came by to put his IV in they had everything prepped and ready. Of course he woke up when they put the IV in. I was heartbroken for him but it was almost better he was asleep. Last time it took an hour to get a line in because he was so upset and fighting. There is nothing worse than watching your child in that state of pain and panic.
We stayed 2 nights. He was only on NPO for less than 12 hrs. NPO means he can't eat or drink. He slept mostly but I knew he wasn't feel too bad. Just didn't want to be there.
The diagnosis was viral. Nothing that held him down too long. Things are on the up and up. Glad we breezed by this one.