Monday, August 16, 2010

Friday the 13th

Some days I don't post because I am busy and some because I am lazy.  Friday was a case of crazy busy.  William was getting out of a seat at the kitchen table when all of a sudden he had what I call a gravity storm.  He was suddenly clutching onto the island's counter top saying "I'm dizzy."  I sat down with him and talked to him a minute quickly realizing that he was acting like he just did a double dose of the Gravitron.  I went the the CFO and said "I think we have a problem."

As it was 7am I called the Dr.'s office to get the after hours number they give you on their five minute long message saying they are closed, if you are dumb enough to call this number during an actual emergency (do people call during simulated emergencies?) hang up and call 911 you moron, if you owe us money call back.... please please call back, if you still need us it will cost you, and oh yeah... if you have not already hung up or passed out yet please call 2058675309.  Yep, they only say it once, they say it like the Fed-ex guy, and only when they are SURE you are not paying attention at the end of the message.  You guessed it, I had to call back, lovely.

I ran through everything with the nurse that called back after leaving a message with the answering service and she said "yeah..... I would take him the the ER."  So off we went.  Grandma Jack left work to stay with Jackson and Addison as the CFO was on her last day of end of year so she had to go in.  The CFO had to do a few entries (accounting stuff) and she was going to meet me at the ER.  Heading to the ER is a catch 22.  You want them to get better but you also want to know what is going on.  If they get better, as William did, then it is hard to diagnose what happened, which it was.  After some questioning, taking vitals, taking pee, taking blood, and an EKG they said he had a "spell."  Superfantastic.

I will follow up with our Pediatrician today to see what he thinks.  But after Jackson's sore heel turned out to be a bone infection two years ago we are a bit on the cautious side with the kids.

Medicine makes people ill, mathematics makes them sad, and theology makes them sinful
Martin Luther

Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine. 
Lord Byron 



Lynn Leaming said...

I sincerely hope that it was really just a "spell" and you get an "all is well" from the doctor today.

Megan said...

Hi! You don't know me, I got your blog from a friend but thats how I get when I get vertigo...which some people have quite young, especially after a cold or fever. Just a suggestion in case he has another 'spell'.