My Sporadic Blogging
Those of you who have read my blog before know that I have a 13 year old son, what you may not know is that for the past 3 or 4 years he has had occasional bouts of severe abdominal pain. Within the past 6 or 7 months his pain has gotten worse and more frequent.
Two months ago, he started having even more frequent bouts and he was seen by a specialist who performed some biospies. Those results were said to be normal, however two weeks ago he ended up in the emergency room and was admitted due to the pain putting him in a fetal position for hours. Last week while on Christmas break he had 3 days where the pain kept him from being able to get out of the apartment and do something fun.
This past Sunday morning he woke up and started having pain within 15 minutes. A call to the doctor sent us to the emergency room as the pain meds were not working.
So Sunday afternoon we were once again admitted and we spent New Years Eve in the hospital. On Monday they had him on a clear fluid diet and he was doing well. So in the afternoon they were gettting ready to discharge him and wanted to him eat a normal meal. Well within 5 minutes of eating he was in sever pain, so they kept him overnight again and yesterday they transferred him from our suburban hospital to one of the largest hospitals downtown.
As of now he is doing much better. This evening he was transferred from ICU to a regular room.
I have been functioning on about 11 hours of sleep over the past 84 or so hours.... I got about 4 hours of sleep last night though so I am feeling a little better but still tired. As I said, he has been in the hospital since sunday afternoon and I have spent every night with him. Monday night he offered that I could go home and try to get some sleep, but he also told me that he was sad and scared. I knew that I would not be able to go home and sleep while he was laying in the hospital. (I guess I take my job as a parent seriously...)
My ex-wife came by to see him for a couple of hours for the first time last night and then she decided to come down during the day today and stay with him for the afternoon.
Woop de do, she has spent a total of 8 hours with him since coming into either hospital....
They are planning a couple of tests for him tomorrow morning and hopefully they will have some answers tomorrow afternoon. It would be great if they could definitively tell us what is happening and either fix it, or treat it. He would be extremely happy if he could come home tomorrow.
So that is what has been taking up my time for the past few months. Hopefully an answer will be found soon for my sons sake.
Thanks for bearing with me, and thanks for understanding if this post is somewhat rambling and a little off my usual style.
Need sleep, need sleep.....