Friday, September 26, 2008

Jameson update

Well we went to the ER last night at 9:30pm. We had to carry Jameson inside because she couldn't even stand upright to walk. We sat in the ER people watching and making fun of everyone else we saw. (Hey, it's a favorite past time of ours and an awesome way to waste time) We sat and sat and sat and finally got back to a room around midnight. Jameson's WBC count (which is indicative of infection) was high and her pain was settled in her right lower quadrant (which is indicative of appendicitis). The doctor was great and pretty much thought that it was her appendix. We did ultrasounds and a CT. They were not able to visualize her appendix. Doc said that in 5% of the population, for whatever reason, CT is unable to show the appendix. Therefore she was admitted for observation to rule out appendicitis. We got to a room around 6 am. She was able to eat breakfast today around 10 and lunch without any problems, therefore we just got home from the hospital and she is doing ok. She's still a little sore, but doing SO much better. We will just continue to baby her for awhile. Everyone missed her so much. When we got home, the kids came running to the car, opened the door and started hugging her. Ah, how sweet! When we were on our way home, she told me, "There's no place like home. Without a home, you would be hungry, cold, sad, lonely, stinky, and you would probably pee in your pants." I think what she meant was, " I can't wait to get to my home where I feel loved and happy and safe." And maybe something about a toilet, I don't know. We are so grateful for her health and her return home! Thank you God.
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4 comments:

dkengelman said...

so glad to hear that she is home. I've been checking all day to see an update and praying for a great outcome.
thanks for continuing to share your sweet stories...
Katrina

The Wilkinson's said...

Glad she is feeling better and didn't need an appendectomy. Tell her we are glad she is getting better!

Chris said...

Glad to hear that Jameson is doing better :)
She is a sweet girl and lucky to have you as a mom;)

Family of Six: Going To Ethiopia said...

It must be so nice to have medical know-how in situations like this. I call my sister who is a nurse! Crystal