Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Off to the doctor...but not Docka Russ!

Dan called me at work yesterday to tell me something was wrong with Jonah's foot. He said he was standing in the middle of the room and just started crying that his foot hurt. Dan asked him what happened and he said "Max bit me!" Well, Dan knew that didn't happen because Max was in his lap. He looked at his foot and Jonah wouldn't put any pressure on it or walk. He was getting more upset by the moment.

I told Dan to go get a sucker (Jonah's version of crack!) and hold it up from across the room and ask Jonah if he wanted it. If he took off for that sucker, we would know he was okay. Dan did that and Jonah said "I want that sucker" then started crying and said "Come get me...hold me!" We knew he was hurt!

Dr. Russ's office could see him later that afternoon but I knew if it needed and xray they would send us elsewhere. So, we just went straight to the emergency clinic since they opened at noon. I met them there but it was still about 15 minutes before they opened so we went upstairs to the Internal Medicine Clinic to see Aunt Debra.

She took Jonah to a special drawer there and let him pick whatever he wanted. He gained sympathy points with everyone there because he was limping. It really was very sad to see. After he picked his green sucker from the drawer, we headed downstairs to the clinic.
While in the waiting room, his foot was miraculously healed and he started running and playing. We had a little dilemma because we felt like we could have left but the same time really wanted to make sure he was okay. AND, he had some head stuff going on a for a couple of days so we decided just to have all of that checked out while we were there. (AND, you have to prepay there so I had already paid $50!!)
They took his blood pressure first. I don't think he has ever had that done before. It was so interesting to see his eyes when that cuff started to tighten. HILARIOUS!! (Please excuse his hair...they left the house in such a rush that apparently hair was not a priority!!!)

As you can see from the picture above, he was not very fond of the blood pressure cuff. But, his blood pressure was good. We got back to the room and waited on Dr. Schwager while Jonah had a large time! That kid can find something fun to do in every situation.

Dr. Schwager came in to check his foot and he immediately said "I need you to get Docka Russ!" He wasn't rude about it but very sure of what he wanted. He did allow Dr. Schwager to continue to check him out. And, as we guessed, his foot was healed. There was nothing out of the ordinary. So odd...whatever it was really hurt him for a few hours.

He then moved on to Jonah's head. There WERE problems there. He had an ear infection and possibly the loss of a tube in his right ear. We are on meds for that and will recheck that with Dr. Russ later.


Baylee's Mommy said...

so will they have to re-insert that tube if it did fall out? I fear that Baylee's will fall out too soon and that we have to go through that whole ordeal again. GEESH!

Lori said...

Nicki, he is probably just having growing pains. Mine did this same thing. We actually had an MRI on Sydni's back only to learn it was probably growing pains. Also the tube deal - it will come out on its own, but we had to go through 3 sets of tubes with Blake before we got his problem fixed. Syd had 2 sets of tubes.

cheryl & dave w. said...

why is it that everytime you take your child to the doctor, what seemed to be such a huge problem to the child isn't a problem anymore and it makes you feel silly taking them in the first place? =) that has happened a couple times with brody already....he will just cry and cry at home and we think it is one thing, and when we get to the doctor, he is acting PERFECT! funny kids! =) i think i have decided that everytime he acts hurt or sick in the future i might as well just take him to the doctor and everything will magically "heal"! who cares about how much $ it costs when it's better than an upset or hurt child! =)

i hope jonah is feeling better now! (and i am glad that they were able to find something so that it would give you peace of mind about taking him and that he could get some meds to help him feel better...)


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