There Is No Such Thing As A Quick Trip To The ER
Last Sunday, Rilyn got sick. It started with a tummy-ache and quickly turned into the the pukes with pain and a fever. The Doc and I brushed it off as a stomach bug and did our best to make her comfortable. Now its times that this when I wish my Doc, with his vast knowledge of medicine, could diagnose and solve any ailment we may have at the house. Unfortunately, hes a doctor not a miracle worker. He also happened to be working the 3-11 shift which left me home with 4 kids, which typically isn't a problem.
When bedtime rolled around Rilyn had gotten worse. So worse that we were thinking it could be her appendix. This is when having a friend who understand the crazy medical lifestyle comes in handy. After I got my boys to bed, one of my girlfriends came over to sit at my house while I took Rilyn to the dreaded ER. Thank goodness the Doc wasn't busy so he could sit with us in the waiting room. When 11:00 rolled around we were still waiting so I send the Doc home to be with our boys and to let our friend go back to her house. Finally around midnight we were called back to a room where they asked a few questions and took a few samples for tests. The tests should have taken an hour or so to get the results back but Monday nights at the ER are crazy. It took 3 hours!
Luckily for us Rilyn had all of the signs and symptoms of appendicitis, but it was only a nasty stomach bug. If your Doc works in the ER give them a big hug for all of the crazy that they have to handle on a daily basis. I don't know how they do it but I've very grateful. Now here's hoping we don't have to make another visit to the ER for a very long time!