Well Boston-you gave us quite the SCARE yesterday! It all started when you woke up from your nap and I noticed that your soft spot looked swollen! So I did what every psycho mom does who has the internet--I googled it!!! (why do I do this???) Anyways all the things that come up basically said 1 thing, which was go to ER!! So I called a nurse friend who also confirmed I needed to go. So I called Mark at work and said meet me at Cardon's Children (which I highly recommend). So we get there and sign in when our freaking AMAZING friend Jaclyn (who is a nurse there) who I can not thank enough called in and told all her nurse friends we were friends with her so they come out and call our name and say "Boston will be treated as VIP" lol (which at this point I did feel kind of bad because we just beat everyone in the waiting room back lol but I also didn't care) So away we went right back to our own room and had a CT within 20 minutes of being brought back and right after we finished that they were waiting in our room to do Boston's IV and a pannel of blood work. The CT started out our scream fests for the day when they strapped his little body from head to toe to a board and wrapped him so tight like a burrito so he could not move, but they did let me put a vest on and go stand right up to the machine and try and talk to him over the screaming which I was thankful for. Then came putting in the IV port thing--again buckets of fun to watch as your child is screaming bloody murder. Then came the 1st session of waiting. We were waiting to see what the labs and the CT said. They all came back normal. (The CT was done to make sure that Boston had not fallen or hit his head and we didn't know it) This meant the spinal tap was next which I had been dreading the whole time we were waiting there. I knew the swollen soft spot most commonly meant 1 thing from my lovely google search which was meningitis. (it did not help that the only 2 kids I know that have had this have passed away with it) At this point our Pastor came which was super nice and we so APPRECIATED!!! He got to pray over Boston before the spinal tap which I LOVED because I was so worried about it. So they prepped us for the spinal tap which I decided I was going to stay in and watch so I could hold his little hand. Little did I know that my tiny baby boy would be so strong that 1 whole man would be in there to lay on top of his tiny body folded in half so he couldn't move--don't worry Mama shoved her hand under that man and held onto his hand! Even though it was awful awful to watch and hear as soon as it was done he was fine! At this point all the doctors and nurses were pretty convinced he was going to test positive and they were telling us what would happen and that Mark, Trey, and I all too would be treated so it was a little nerve racking! And luckily just as they finished it Mark's parents and 2 sisters got there and waited with us for the next 2 hours for the results which were NEGATIVE!!!! (my mom had Trey and since we had all been so sick we didn't want other people watching Trey and getting it so she couldn't come) So the conclusion was to give him an IV of antibiotics to help rush him over this cold/ear infection which they think has him so stuffed up and congested that it put pressure on his soft spot and made it swell.
Notice how my face is in NO pictures lol I practically cried since checking in so I kept telling Mark not my face!
Finally they let him eat!!!
Sitting with MiMi--we had just found out the results were negative!
So today we are at home "Thank the Lord" and the swelling has gone down a little but it still needs to go down some more. He seems ok but won't crawl. He will try and freeze and just start crying so we are guessing he stiff from the spinal tap so hopefully that goes away soon too! Thank you to everyone for kind words and prayers!!! I am just happy to be home and so excited to focus on his 1st birthday that is exactly 1 month away, and put this behind us!!!
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