You would think I love the doctor's office or something!! This last week has been out of control.
First we had the whole episode with Nathan; then on Saturday Tyler fell and cut open his lip. My husband took him to the InstaCare and they told us that he needed stitches. We ended up taking him up to Primary Children's hospital so a plastic surgeon could look at it and so they could sedate him while they put the stitches in. He did really well and he only needed 2 stitches but we were there until about 1am.
Then, last night Matthew woke up in the middle of the night crying, which he never does, so we knew something was wrong. Sure enough, his ear was draining (he has tubes) so we knew he had an ear infection. I took him to the Dr. this morning to get antibiotics. He is pretty miserable - ear infections are so painful!!
It has just been crazy! They say that bad things come in threes so hopefully our run of bad luck is over now.
Oh, and there is more - we have been a little worried about Nathan because he doesn't make great eye contact. He looks at us but not as much as he should and he especially doesn't look at us when we are up close. He seems to focus on us better if we are further away. So, I have talked to the Dr. about it a number of times and we have been watching him. Yesterday she called and said she has been reviewing his chart and thinking about him and she wants us to take him to see a Pediatric Opthalmologist. She is such a thorough doctor and she would rather have us take him in than wait too long if something is wrong. So, I am glad we are getting him looked at but I have been so worried. Worried that he might have something wrong with his vision or that he might have autism because one of the signs of autism is that they don't make good eye contact, especially up close. I don't know if I am being paranoid or if something is really wrong. We made an appt. with a specialist at Primary Children's. We can't get in for a few weeks though.... I hope everytihng is o.k.
Hopefully we will have a calm week without any more trips to the E.R. and for now I will keep worrying about Nathan and keep trying not to worry at the same time....