What a week we have had! Last Thursday Ben stayed home from school because he had gotten sick and had terrible tummy pain. It subsided. He complained minimally on Friday and Saturday. Then, on Sunday, he had his friend Noelle over. While she was here he started complaining of stomach pain and wouldn't even play. Later in the evening, around 7:oo he said he wanted to go to bed. You normally have to force the kid to go to bed at night. After the complaining went on for a while I called our Fairy godmother, a former nurse. She suggested calling the doctor. I did, and he asked which hospital we were closest to and asked us to take him straight there. I had to call and get Rich out of a voter's meeting. We took him to the ER and they started running tests right away. They were worried about his appendix or kidney stones. Those tests came back fine. They decided to keep him overnight. He continued with the pain and was having trouble keeping food down. The surgeon came in on Monday morning and said the cat scan showed his colon was filled with stool. They started giving him all kinds of "goodies" to try and help "clear things up". They finally let us go on Tuesday afternoon. We are still trying to "work things out". Ben is feeling much better though.
Yesterday Rich had a root canal. He had some pain in his gums before he had it done, so it has been unpleasant for him.
I have spent several days worried about my boys. I am exhausted. I am not good at the nursing thing! I knew I never would be! I am better at being a teacher.
We would appreciate all your prayers that Ben will continue to improve. Pray for me to be a better "nurse" too!