Follow Up to the ER trip

Jan 13 –

Follow up… the little steel ball is still in Archie’s intestines navigating its way to the light at the end of the tunnell….
no pain, no symptoms of anything, it’s just there… Archie’s ok… will keep track to make sure… btw, daddy is still on poop patrol…

Jan 15 –

It got a little tarnished on its amazing voyage and it’s a little bigger than I thought and it took longer than we all thought, BUT, it finally made its appearance and everybody is doing fine….

Our New Year’s Day

So, I get a call at work yesterday with SMM (Sergeant Major Mommy) telling me that Archie swallowed something and the ambulance is on the way. I head home immediately and see the ambulance pulling away from the house. I go to the hospital to be with SMM and the little guy. They are in the ER. Archie is all hunched over and totally not himself. He’s drooling and very pale. They’ve taken some x-rays and work on taking more. His pulse and blood pressure are up a little. He is obviously stressed, though just short of shock. I get a moment to talk with him and try to relax him by telling him stories of when I was a kid and all the trauma I went through. He responds by asking questions and then smiling a little. Blood pressure and pulse begin going down. A ENT (Ear-Nose-Throat) pediatric specialist is called and arrives about 20 minutes later. He does some tests and it appears that whatever Archie swallowed has headed south to his stomach which puts it in direct line for elimination eventually. Archie starts becoming more active and interactive. The drs. release him and we bring him home waiting for the trouble to pass (literally), though it may take up to two days. How was everybody else’s first day of the new year?