Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Another ER Visit

Medical still life by Chris Rogers
Medical still life

This evening Kate started having severe pains in the right side of her abdomen. She didn't want to move or sit up. The little girl next door was over playing and Kate came inside and laid down on the couch. That's when I knew something was really wrong. She doesn't pass up playing with friends.

We erred on the side of caution and Andy took her in to the ER. We were afraid that it might be appendicitis. Shortly after getting there, she started throwing up also.

The doctors did blood tests, a urinalysis, gave her an IV, and even did a CT scan on her. Andy said that she was such a little trooper. She didn't fuss or cry and she was polite to everyone even though she felt so awful.
Thankfully, all of the tests came back negative and they are on their way home (after about 5 hrs in the ER). They said that it could possibly be some sort of bug that she caught.
We are supposed to take her back if she gets a fever or if it gets worse/doesn't go away. Let's hope that she is feeling better after a good night's sleep tonight.
I was genuinely surprised at how worried Ellie was. She was crying and distraught when we thought it could possibly be appendicitis. She went and made Kate's bed and made a beautiful mobile to hang near it. She was right by my side whenever the phone rang with an update.
It's nice to know that even though they fight sometimes, they truly love eachother :)

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