Uncle, I Say
June 30, 2008
Ten hours in the ER. Morphine IV. Ultrasound. Abdominal CT scan. Consult with a surgeon.
Diagnosed with mesentaric adenitis. Basically it presents the same as an acute apendicitis attack, but there is nothing to do for except pain management and anti-nausea medication. Sent home with a prescription for Vicodin.
He managed to eat this afternoon and keep it down, for the first time in four days. I was hoping that we were turning a corner, but this evening found him screaming in pain again to the point where he was hyperventilating.
I have never experienced anything quite so heartbreaking as seeing my child in that amount of pain, and I hope to never again.
I laid down with him on the couch. My most difficult child who usually resists hugging, held on tight to me. Searching my face for comfort that I couldn’t give. I traced the scar on his forehead with my thumb and just wished I could take all the pain away.