Emmett woke up with a 102.5 fever this morning. No runny nose, no cough, no sign of what could be causing the fever, so off to the ER Emmett and Mike went. You see, we’ve been told by multiple doctors that if he runs a fever for no apparent reason, he must be taken in both because of the intestinal surgery (possible adhesion causing a blockage) and because of his hypospadias/dilated kidneys (possible bladder/kidney infection).
And bless them, they were there ALL DAY LONG. Apparently the ER staff at the base tried unsuccessfully to catheterize him 3 times before Mike said no more. Eventually they taped a plastic bag around his package to see if he’d urinate in the bag. And I guess Emmett was feeling uncooperative (can you really blame him), and chose to wait hours to pee. In the end, he peed a little bit, and they ran a quick urinalysis, which turned out normal.
So…the ER people put in a call to our pediatrician, and he’s supposed to be calling us tomorrow to check on him. He still has the fever, although it is pretty much controlled with motrin.
I wonder what the rest of the weekend will hold. Needless to say, we didn’t get Christmas decorations up today.
Oh, and did I mention that Mike leaves town on Monday for another week and a half? Hopefully this fever thing will be sorted by then.
I hope everyone in the States had fun shopping today. I only left the house to pick up O from school. In my pjs, no less.