Thursday, June 11, 2009

Who says Doctors no longer make house calls?

Jonah has had a tough week. Kassi called us Monday afternoon to say he was throwing up. We rushed home to find a sickly little boy. Within thirty minutes of being home, he was totally fine. We assumed something just didn't sit right on his tummy and went on with life. Tuesday, he was a little whiny and kept saying he didn't feel good. At 2 in the morning Wednesday, he crawled into our bed and told me his ear was bothering him. I noticed then that he was very warm. I gave him some Tylenol and put him back to bed.

When he got up a few hours later, I realized he was still sick. So, I called Dr. Russ' office for an appointment. By the time we got there, he was burning up with fever and very whiny. She came in and checked him from head to toe and only saw an issue in his throat. It was covered with puss. We both assumed strep. She did a strep test and it was negative. She then decided to blood work to check his white count. Those levels were completely normal. She was still concerned so she sent another set of blood work to a lab to test for Mono. She sent us home with no RX and said she would call around 4 that afternoon. Jonah was very upset that she did not give him any medicine. Fortunately, it was time for Tylenol again so he got his "fix" at her office and that seemed to be okay with him. She called around 5 to say the strep test was NEGATIVE.

She advised me to watch him and call her on her cell the next day (today) if his fever worsened. I feel the need to tell you that the two hours yesterday between him waking up from his nap and Sue stopping by our house were two of the WORST of his short little life. NOTHING I did made him happy. He felt bad and wanted the world to know it. Thankfully, Sue called to see if I needed anything and I was out of juice for him. So, she stopped by to stay with him while I ran to Wal-Mart. She walked in and hugged him and this is the conversation that took place.

Sue: Hey Boo-Boo! I'm so sorry you feel bad.

Jonah: I'm sick. I don't feel good!

Sue: I'm sorry you don't feel good.

Jonah: I went to Dr. Russ' office today. She did not make me feel better!!! (insert chuckles from Mommy here!)

Sue: She didn't? I'm so sorry!

Jonah: And, Dr. Russ did not give me any medicine!!! I asked her for medicine!

By this time, I am laughing hysterically! What two year old tells people the doctor didn't help them!?! And, what 2 year old asks for medicine? He sounds like an addict!!!! Anyway, I got in my car and left the two of them to discuss the perils of his day. I had to call Dr. Russ and tell her what he just told Sue. She laughed even harder than I did!

Well, I finished my quick trip to Wal-Mart and then headed back home. Ont he way home, my cell phone rang and I saw it was Dr. Russ. She said she was in my driveway. I called Sue to let her know to let her in and that I 'd be there in a minute. I came home to find her, Chandler & Annie all back in Jonah's room with a super cool Tee-Pee she bought him. He was THRILLED! I knew she bought it for his birthday a while back but had forgotten about it.

While they were in his room, he made sure to point out every single inch of the room and every toy he has. He was very proud to show her "his" stuff. And, he was quite smitten with Chandler and Annie. He has been around them a good bit over the past couple of years and really likes them.

I love this picture! We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Docka Russ! I did not know her before Jonah was born but we have become such good friends since then. She likes to shop (even more than me!) so we make trips out of town to get our shopping fix. We are both scrapbookers and have spent HOURS at a time on Friday nights scrapping and talking. Dan and I have said numerous times that outside of this church, Jennifer Russ is the best part of us living here. We like her THAT much! (and, you can tell that she really loves our little boy!)

At some point during our visit, Jonah decided he wanted to take pictures. And, boy did he ever! I deleted 40 pictures that I uploaded. He was certainly happy to have control of the camera. He took all of these except for the ones with him in them.

Sue got cut off but I had to post this one because she smiled on command just like he instructed her to do.


Barb said...

Jonah seems to be taking after his mommy in the shutterbug area. I hope he feels better soon!

Vickie said...

There must be something going around. Peyton had the same symptoms, however his was strep. After getting a shot and some "medicine" he started feeling better. Hope he is dong better now.

Leah said...

That would be great. We should get the test results back in a week, and if the blood work is positive for celiac, then they will do a scope to confirm. I'm just really worried about what he will/will not be able to eat.


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