Saturday, June 20, 2009

Another Trip to ER Today

Against my better judgment I let Elijah stay the night at a his good friends house after an 8th grade graduation party. I got a call to pick him up this morning because he had a headache, fever & sore, stiff neck and back! Same symptoms that he had with his Meningitis.

Here's the thing...because of the mystery bacteria (Dr.'s not sure exactly which type to treat him for) they told me that if he has the same symptoms to get him back in immediately and they will re-treat him for a different type of bacterial meningitis.

Well, I of course I immediately started to cry, feeling like, "I can't go through this stress again." But wiped the tears and went in to comfort Elijah who was crying too. And no, I didn't let him know that I was upset.

We immediately went to the hospital again...they did a CT Scan, X-Ray, blood work, and the dreaded Spinal Tap AGAIN! Poor kid!! Well, 5 hours later we received the good news, it's just a viral infection, NOT MENINGITIS AGAIN! Praise the Lord!

I thought today was supposed to be a relaxing day for me??????


Tj and Amy said...

oh i am sooo glad it's better news this time.

KC Mom said...

Oh, I'm so scary! I'm so glad it's not menengitis!!

~Trish~ said...

Yikes!! Poor kiddo! Glad it's not bad but sheesh, let's hope it doesn't keep happening!!

April said...

Ok, no more sleepovers for Lijey!!! I'm so glad it wasn't as serious this time! That's a relief!