Sunday, April 11, 2010

Guest of the hospital

Thursday afternoon around 5:30 Jake tried to do a bike trick and fell - bit through his lip and scraped up his chin, shoulder and knee. He was wearing a helmet thank goodness but the lip through and through we KNEW needed stitches. We headed to the after hours pediatrics place and they said Yep, stitches. While they laid him down to clean out the chin for stitches he complained that his shoulder hurt when he breathed laying down. Okay??

They sat him up, and manually manipulated his shoulder - swung his arm around, up, down, pressed and nothing. So it's not the shoulder, clavicle or arm. Off to xray. Xray showed nothing but the doc thought You know, it might be a spleen issue.

Huh? How'd shoulder pain = spleen issue. And c'mon, does a spleen REALLY exist? I always thought it was like Kansas - something they made up because no one I knew had actually seen it.

So after they gave him 2 lip stitches and 2 chin stitches, they sent us to the er for a ct scan. That showed, you guessed, a spleen laceration. Who knew? Well they don't have a pediatric surgeon at our hospital so we had to go to a different one about 30 minutes away. We went to their er to wait for a room (luckily their er spots are rooms with actual doors and everything). We got up to his room around 5 in the morning. 12 hours from fall to room.

Luckily the laceration isn't bad enough to require surgery. Why they couldn't give us this lovely bit of info BEFORE we went to the other hospital, I'll never know. But, apparently the spleen takes a lot of time to heal. He's really not eating much and can't walk upright but hopefully soon. We're still here, and it's Sunday afternoon, and we'll be able to go home at some point tomorrow. I hope.

You'd think that I'd get more crocheting done, really. I having been working on a little black dress design and I really like how it's coming out. I NEED to get a request in for yarn support, because it's gonna take quite a bit of yarn and this will be submitted for publication. I have discovered Hulu though, which is really cool, and I've been thinking about getting to work on changing up all my current patterns to the new template. I've just been incredibly lazy it seems.

Well, keep us in your thoughts and prayers!

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