My kids have given me a run this week!!!! Earlier in the week, my youngest son, 11 was up visiting my brother at his summer house, a little over an hour away. He called me after 10 at night and was crying saying he wanted to come home that he wasn't feeling good. I couldn't convince him to stay. He gets anxious being away from me and tends to do this a lot with sleepovers. He really wants to have sleepovers but he's just not able. But when he came home, he wound up pretty sick ... two nights of VERY high fevers. He seems better now but it was a rough couple of nights.
But yesterday morning I learned that kids can get kidney stones!!! I'm still surprised on that. My 13-yeaar old daughter, who is a trooper ... never complains and has a pretty high pain threshold ... She came in my room yesterday morning in real distress. She was wincing and saying she had terrible pain in her back on the left side. I knew she was in agony when she started vomiting with the pain. I gave her an advil and an ice pack and called the pediatrician, who wasn't in yet. I asked them to page the doc on call but started getting dressed because I could see she was beyond a pedi visit and needed the ER. I left for the hospital before the pediatrician called back.
We had a doctor in the ER that I worked with years ago. It helped since I knew he was a great doctor and I trusted him. She also had an AWESOME nurse who as soon as we walked in and heard what was going on told me, "Kidney stone." They took blood and urine and did an ultrasound. Poor kid. She was given IV fluids and Toradol (which took nearly an hour to kick in.) She was vomiting in the ER as well. Finally, the pain stopped and they let us go home. They're not sure if she passed the stone yet. They couldn't find it on the ultrasound but also didn't find it when they checked her urine. They said it could still be stuck in the ureter. They gave me a prescription for Percocet 7.5 (which I think is a huge dose for someone who never took a narcotic in their life but the doctor said if her pain comes back she'll need it.)
So the plan is to strain her urine for the next 48 hours. If her pain comes back, I'm to give her an Advil, a Percocet and bring her back for IV fluids and pain management in the ER. She's doing so much better and I hope this is over for her.
I never knew kids could get kidney stones!!!
Hoping for a nice, quiet weekend :)