Monday, March 3, 2008

My realization for today:
If there is a stupid thing to get, Dovi will get it.

To recap from my previous post:

Friday afternoon as I was drying Dovi after his bath, I noticed a raised reddish welty type thing on his arm. Of course, it was 1 hour before Shabbos. I called my next door neighbor the podiatrist (figured he's a doctor so he'll have to do) who came and looked at it, said it could be cellulitis, could be a fracture with a fracture blister-he couldn't tell. We drew a circle around it and watched it over Shabbos.

Saturday night came and went and it was not better-actually a little worse. We ran over to the ER, amazingly got seen quickly (I should have know it was too good to be true!). They took films, they were negative, declared it cellulitic, gave us a scrip for Keflex and sent us on our merry way, amazed that we were on our way home at 9:15.

They told us if it got redder or streaky to call our ped. Katie B., I'm sure you're saying-Keflex? they gave you keflex for cellulitis with a history of MERCA? Why? Well you could ask our lovely ER Doc Dr. Brigham Temple (or Dr. Brigham Young as I keep accidentally calling him)the same freaking question when we saw him less than 24 hours later back in the same darned ER b/c waddaya know, it's red and streaky, angry and burny hot to the touch. Hence we are now enjoying a lovely respite in the Evanston Peds Ward (it's really sad when the nurses are excited to see you and staying late to say hi) as he gets IV antibioitcs.

Of course it took us 5 hours in the darned ER to get to the floor. I wanted to punch Dr. Freaking Brigham in the face when we waltzed in and was like-"oh it is much worse" Umm that's b/c you gave us the wrong meds!

Not that I'm irritated at all...but seriously folks, why does he have cellulitis? It's not like FD comes with an increased incidence of cellulitis. It's just yet another silly stupid thing for Dovi to get. But then again, we are due for another tibia x-ray and he has an appt with the cornea specialist tomorrow-so I'm hoping to be ultra effective and get the x-ray done tomorrow and maybe even convince them to get the cornea guy to visit us and get all the appts taken care of efficiently. oh and the kosher restaurants now deliver lovely tasty food via the Chicago Mitzvah Campaign. So I'll get a yummy lunch after getting the biggest coffee I can tomorrow am. Oh and I'll get to read as Dovi watches his beloved Camp Simcha Special video for the 89, 90, and 91 times. In the past 24 hours.

Oh and it's our 11th anniversary tomorrow and dovi has his Zimriya sing along at school tomorrow night-maybe this is G-d's way of sparing me that horror on my anniversary. :) Instead I'll eat cold Chinese food in Evanston Hospital with Benjie-as we spent our 1st anniversary on the eve of his g-tube surgery.

ta ta for now!

PS as I type this I realize I might be a tad slap-happy. but it makes for entertaining reading, so enjoy. Sorry if I offend anyone :)

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