Thursday, November 13, 2008

Just love trips to the ER

So, yesterday we spent the majority of the day (and into the night) in the ER with Colin. It started out as a normal ped visit because of high fevers.

He had a stomachache as well. They tested his urine and it came back as extremely high bilirubin in his urine. Just an FYI - you should have ZERO bilirubin in your urine. They also said that his (urobilin or urobilinogen or something like that) was elevated as well.

So, they sent us to the ER thinking something wrong with his appendix or gall bladder. Did additional urine test and bloodwork as well.

A CT Scan was done and showed no problems with the appendix or other organs. The only thing they saw was enlarged or swollen lymph nodes in the groin area (mesenteric adenitis). This was said to be from a virus of some kind - OK, fine.

But, the doc said this virus has nothing to do with the bilirubin in the urine. There is no bilirubin in his blood. We have to follow-up with our doc who will probably send us to a urologist.

Oh, and I did not have a good experience with the hospital. We are newer to the area so we never used this hospital before. Things were not explained to me, only saw a PA and he gave me incorrect info, and I had to specifically ASK to see an actual doctor. Once I spoke to a doc, he gave totally different info than the PA (PA left out A LOT!). Kind of annoying.

We left the house at 2PM to go to the doctors and did not get home until 9:15 at night.

1 comment:

Maria (MKC101103) said...

That is so scary. I'm praying everything turns out ok for Colin!

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