Sorry about the missing post yesterday. I was all set to come home from work and write. Life, however, had other plans.
I mentioned on Sunday that Rock Star had gone to the urgent care down at school. They thought it was a kidney infection, treated her for such, and instructed her to go to the ER if her symptoms got worse or if she didn’t improve.
Yesterday around 4:30 she called me at work telling me her friends were worried about her because she wasn’t getting any better, the pain was getting worse and she was continuing to take her anti-nausea meds every 4-6 hours to keep the nausea at bay. One of her friend’s mom has worked in healthcare for years and she, too, was very worried about her symptoms. So, off to the ER she went. Needless to say my child was not going to go to the emergency room while I remained at home, 3 hours away.
I left work and drove to the hospital.
The good news is she is fine. As fine as you can be when you’re sick, I should say. They were concerned she might have a kidney stone along with the infection. She does not. They gave her an IV, did a CT scan to rule out the kidney stone, and gave her two or three more prescriptions- one for pain and one for the nausea. If there was a third one I don’t know what it was for.
They went to a hospital about 50 minutes from campus. We didn’t leave until around 10:30. Got home sometime between 11:30 and 12. I stopped to get her something to eat and to grab something cheap for me to wear. I left work with nothing except my coat and purse.
I told my supervisor when I left that I didn’t think I would be in today, and sure enough, I’m not. I’m packing her up and getting her home for the Thanksgiving break. She’s hoping to be good as new by Friday because she’s scheduled to work.
Right now I am refusing to think about the medical bill that’s coming my way. Just thankful she’s okay and that no surgery was required.
I pledged to post every day for the month of November. I didn’t reach that goal. I think I had a good excuse though.