Yesterday, my mayor turned 12! I can’t believe our youngest has only one year left before becoming a full fledged teenager. While he’s not in the teens by number, he’s certainly in a teen when it comes to his appetite and his demeanor. Of course, the Mayor’s been feisty since he was born, so none of this is a surprise. Fortunately, my Mayor is a sweet as he is feisty.
His birthday weekend was pretty low key. While the hubby helped my brother with the floors, Jake worked and Goalielocks was at a friend’s, my Mayor and I spent the weekend hanging out. Saturday we upgraded his phone to the iPhone 8 as his iPhone 6 was starting to fail in everyday. Undoubtedly the phone served us well, it simply wasn’t going to last one more day. Thankfully, the demise of his phone was timed well with his birthday weekend. He was overjoyed today when he got home from school since his phone held it’s battery all day.
We also picked up a Fitbit for both he and Goalielocks since they’re going to start running with me. In addition, we got some new workout clothes, a new wall ball, a curved agility ladder and an acceleration trainer. All the things they’ll need to be in good shape going into next year’s hockey season. If it weren’t for the slight fever and cold The Mayor had this weekend, we would have started our workouts this weekend. Nonetheless, I had blast this weekend with the birthday boy and cannot wait to see what the next year will bring him.
Tonight we had planned to start running together, but of course, life had a different plan. This morning Goalielocks was beset by severe, localized abdominal pain. When I left for work this morning, I assumed he had picked up his brother’s cold. Apparently, I was wrong. #winning While at work, I checked on him periodically. His symptoms were a bit worrisome as doctor google suggested, he likely had appendicitis. I was both slightly worried and slightly encouraged that doctors google didn’t say he was dying. For once, I thought doctor google might actually be on point.
I headed home early to take him into urgent care, so we could rule out appendicitis. His symptoms were pretty well aligned to the condition. After the year we had, I didn’t want to press our luck by waiting it out. I had visions of his appendix bursting as he binged watched Family Guy on Hulu. It was not a good vision….. Urgent care wasn’t able to rule out appendicitis as they couldn’t run a CBC and get timely results.
Back to the ER we went….. You know it’s bad when they don’t ask for an insurance card anymore because they recognize you. Or when the doctor comes in, he remembers treating your family before. #notwinning. As with any trip to ER, we spent several hours of our lives waiting for lab tests, ultrasounds and consultations. Fortunately, Family Guy was on and helped us pass the time. Ironically, it was on the very episode I started watching last night, but missed when I went to take a shower. I know feel like I have closure having watched the episode and several others in their entirety.
Thankfully, after a long wait, we were given the all clear by the doctor. Both his blood work and ultrasound were negative for any abnormalities. We left the ER with a diagnosis of gastritis and Zantac/Pepcid AC as a means to treat the discomfort. We’ll continue to monitor him as he still has localized pain and will be following up with is pediatrician. Thanks to everyone from the love, prayers and support today it is very much appreciated. As a side note, the ER rejected my suggestion of a frequent flier program (i.e. every visit you get a stamp and your fourth visit is free.). Special thanks to my girl Jutta for the brilliant suggestion! As for us, it’s time to reset the days without an ER visit to 0.