Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Medical Mystery


On the 4th of July, while we were at the cabin for a huge family reunion, McKay got sick. He was throwing up, but afterwards would be just fine. We assumed that it was probably a combination of things-heat, lack of water, new foods, new place to sleep, etc. We tried to keep him comfy, but didn't do much in the way of medicine. Well...yesterday it had been 10 days since it started and he was still throwing up. Here's the strange part-it was only in the middle of the night that he would do it. During the day, he was just fine. Sunday night, we were dead tired from interrupted sleep. I determined I would call the Dr. in the morning and get it fixed. Since it had been 10 days, the nurse had me bring him in. The doctor checked him over saying "that looks good" after each body part was inspected until he got to the left ear when he kind of chuckled and said, "Did you know he stuck a bead (a jewelry bead) in his ear?" Holy cow! I'd never even thought to look for that. Once he found that, he checked other little hole to make sure there were no other little treasures tucked away for safe keeping. McKay thought it was pretty funny and kept telling me "I put a bead in my ear!" He was really brave though, when it came time to pull it out. So-next time your kid is throwing up, but only at night check the ears. Last night, I am happy to report, Jeff and I got a full night's sleep. :)

10 comments:

rubberbandgirl said...

Oh. Wow.
There's something you won't find in a parents' users guide.
I'm glad you got him checked and that he's OK.

jamerlou said...

Yikes! That's kind of scary! I'm glad that it worked out instead of "Oh, we don't know why your son has been throwing up for a week. Good luck with that." At least there was a definitive cure and now everything's great!

Hefford said...

Boys...where do they get this weird stuff from?

Hannah, Mackenzie & Coleman Lay said...

Wow! I am glad he is alright! I didn't know that could cause vomiting, but I guess it makes sense!

Emily said...

Wow, that is totally random. Who knew that having a bead stuck in your ear would cause you to throw up at night? I'm glad that you guys figured out what was going on. Hopefully you will have many great nights of sleep to come.

Anonymous said...

Hey Angie-
Somehow I found your blog.....small world. It's good to see how you and your family is doing. We just started a blog, but it is private so if you would like to view it I need your email address. (That is if you even remember us?:)) Keep up the good work, your kids have grown so much.

Crystal Abbott
(nathanabbott@beyondbb.com)

Tams Family said...

Glad to hear he is feeling better! That's certainly one for the books!

Chad and Kristen said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one. I am not kidding but I just checked two people off my shopping Iist a few days ago.I love 'The Carpenters' Christmas Album....it's not Christmas without it!

marlene said...

Yikes! Glad you figured it out :)

Michele said...

So this must be an inherited condition, one of my sisters, either your mom or Cynthia, put a purple crayon up her nose. Imagine the panic when purple drainage would show up on the pillow and sheets. Sorry this is a "after the fact" post but I don't often have an internet connection(just another one of my many frustrations with large uncaring monopolies that are willing to take your money regardless of their service).