Friday, June 20, 2008

From bad to worse

Yep. That's how my day went. Tommy has been sick with a stomach bug for the past two days. Well, after 2 days of not much throwing up, and a lot of writhing around in pain, I decided to take him to the doctor. Well, my fabulous pediatrician is out of town this week, so we had to see another doctor. I took her first available appointment, and rushed to get there in time. Yeah. A lot of good that did me! I got my FIRST EVER speeding ticket! EVER. I've never recieved one in all my 28 years of life! And of all days! Good grief! So, I cried. Yep. I have not been able to sleep much these past two days because of Tommy, so I was extremely stressed and tired. My cop took no pity on me and gave me the ticket. I got to the doctor and she said that she was concerned with what she was seeing and wanted to take a sono of Tommy's tummy area, and a blood test to make sure that he didn't have appendicitis. YIKES!!! I was so freaked out. So, I dropped Anna and Eddie off with Danny at band camp, and went back to the hospital to get the tests done. Tommy was a champ during the blood test and the nurse was so fast! Tommy was in a lot of pain and had trouble walking, so I carried him EVERYWHERE. This kid is built like a tank, so my poor shoulders and back are not happy tonight. The woman who was filing my insurance at the sonogram place saw what Tommy was in for and launched her horrific tale of her daughter's burst appendix and almost dying! Great. Thanks for making me feel better lady! The sonogram took a while, and when we were done we had to wait to hear what my pediatrician thought. Well, the sonogram was inconclusive, so they had to take an X-ray of his abdomen to make sure there were no obstructions. Yeah, guess what? There was. It's called an insanely gassy tummy. Yep. 4 hours of tests and torture for my poor Tommy and $600 later, they came up with the prognosis of really bad gas caused by a viral infection. ARE YOU KIDDING ME!?!

4 comments:

Ginny said...

Wow, what a tale! Of course, it could have been appendicitis and if you hadn't taken him then you'd feel terrible. Glad he's okay, but sorry about the money.

Texas said...

Ohhh, so sorry to hear about your run of bad luck. I hope Tommy is feeling better.
I must say I am impressed that this is your first speeding ticket.

Mandie said...

Gas. Pssshh. That really sucks. I would be mad at my doctor, but then again, what if he really did have it and she didn't send you off for tests.

Mom/Grandma said...

I am glad Tommy is now OK and I’m really sorry about the ticket. I need to give you some lessons on playing the sympathy card.