Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The pain of being a parent

Our morning started very early today.  Our poor girl came into our bedroom crying and holding her stomach at 4 am.  Her pain was so bad that she wasn't able to go back to sleep.  She is a tough girl and never complains, so this was very hard to see her going through.  We finally could not take seeing her in pain any longer, so we took her to the ER.  

The first doctor was fairly sure that her pain was pointing to appendicitis.  They did blood-work  urinalysis, and a strep test and all came back negative.  The only thing not normal was her white blood count. It was twice the normal level.  They ordered a CT scan to see what could be causing this pain and possible infection.  The CT came back normal.  In one way, we were happy, because this meant no surgery for our little one.  On the other hand, it is very hard knowing your child is sick and not knowing why.
To me, that has been so hard.  We have been blessed with very healthy kids, and to see her in pain this morning was so hard.  I feel so much for parents who must see their children in pain on a regular basis.  As a parent, you want to do anything you can for the pain just to stop, for your baby to start feeling better.
At this point, we still don't know what is causing the infection.  All the tests came back normal.  They have put her on antibiotics and Tylenol/Ibuprofen for fever.  We are just going to watch her and hopefully it's just some weird infection that goes away quickly on its own.

Do any of you have stories of your child being sick and not being able to find out why? Please feel free to share them with me in the comments.

Thank you to all our family and friends who prayed for C Girlie and checked up on us through phone calls and Facebook.  We love each and every one of you and we so appreciate you thinking of us and praying for us.

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