My son, Evan, has been sick for a little while, with a fever, cough and stomach aches.
He hasn't been eating normal, which is expected with a fever, but he's also had long term issues with stomach pain.
We made an appointment to see a pediatrician to discuss all these problems at once.
The fever had been around for about 5 days. We figured it was just a virus, because he would get better and be fine for a day, then it would hit again and he would stop eating and tell me his stomach was hurting.
The doctor told us it could be several things. So they decided to take 7 vials of blood and do some x-rays.
So. Much. Fun.
The stomach x-ray showed that he could be constipated. Prescription #1.
One of the blood tests showed that he had a high white blood cell count. That indicated bacterial infection, so they did a chest x-ray and found pneumonia. Prescription #2. And then, because the stomach aches lead to other issues, they are thinking he also has acid reflux. Prescription #3.
THEN, we just received a call about his other blood test. The one for Celiac Disease. It was very high indicating he could have it, so now they have to take a sample of his intestines and stomach lining.
That will be a fun day.
While he was getting his chest x-ray done, he was curious and asked a few questions:
Evan: "Can I see the picture of the x-ray?"
Doctor: "Sure!" She showed him the picture and explained what they were looking at.
Evan: "I like to see my insides!"
Doctor: "Great! Maybe you'll be a doctor one day!"
Jalon: "Or maybe Dexter..."
Yeah. That's my husband. The creepy one.
(Whew, X is done! *Happy dance*)