Monday, September 29, 2008
Our Day at the Hospital
X has contracted the virus from L. He woke up this morning extremely pale, with blue lips, and screaming. We raced him down to his doctor. After checking him all out, she decided she wanted him to have a chest x-ray and more blood work, etc. She asked so many questions, I thought I was going to have to call the trainer to ask for a list of the symptoms that her kids had with it. Anyway, so then we dropped L off with Grammy and went over to Texas Childrens Hospital...for the rest of the day. We arrived home at 7pm. The verdict...low iron and a virus. He had 3 x-rays and a lot of blood work. They were concerned about the possibility of a bowel reaction to his vaccines, or a heart problem. Those were ruled out by the x-rays. Unless he turns super pale again, he will just have to have his blood checked again in a few weeks. They said that it's possible that the virus could be attacking his bone marrow or something like that causing the anemia, or he may just need an iron supplement. I wanted him to sleep with me tonight, but he refused. He insisted on going down in his crib.