Wednesday, June 22, 2016


For the last little while, Logan has been complaining of stomach aches.

Initially we thought he meant his stomach was upset.  But as it went on, we realized he meant stomach cramps.

Every parent would take that seriously if their kid kept complaining and we are even more aware because of his appendicitis last year.

We took him to the doctor about two weeks ago who thought it might be some excess stomach acid.  I remained unconvinced, but it was worth a try.

With something like that you have to give it a little time to work.  If that was the issue, it wouldn't immediately take the stomach aches away, but they would start to ease up you would think.

Logan really wanted to feel better and was really hopeful the medicine would work.  However we noticed that it didn't seem to be helping and if anything, the stomachaches were getting worse.

I morphed into "Mum" mode and was determined to get to the bottom of it.  I called to make another appointment with the doctor, but they couldn't fit him in until the end of the week.  Since Logan was feeling so rotten, I didn't want to wait that long. When I was talking to the nurse, she said that even if we did come in Friday, chances were the doctor would request an Xray.  Then we would either be sent to get one immediately (depending on how bad the doctor thought it was) or we would have to wait and get a letter indicating an appointment date in the mail.

The nurse asked, "Is he hurting right now?".  Yes he was.  So she just told us to go to emergency.  The thing about that is Children's Hospital is great and they would look into it right away.  So that's what we did.

Brad left work and took Logan in.  Winnipeg Regional Health Authority has this cool website that let's you see approximate wait times at the various hospitals in real time.  It was helpful because Brad didn't want to spend hours there ( But he would have if need be of course).  When Brad first left to pick up Logan there was 2 people on the waiting list, wait time was 15-30 minutes.

By the time he drove across the city to get Logan and then headed back downtown, there was 8 people in front and a 90 minute wait.  Still, that isn't bad.

Surprisingly, they ended only having to wait about a half hour.  They got Logan assessed and sent him for an xray.  I was quite thankful for that as it would give us a better picture of what was really going on.

The doctor was great and showed Logan the xray.  She pointed out a whole bunch of big squiggly lines.  Turns out, the kid is plugged. Really plugged.  Ah, that makes sense.

So Logan was sent home with a industrial strength prescription.  The doctor warned us that when he takes it, we have to make sure he time to be home for a good 12 hours.  Apparently, Logan will be spending a good deal of time in the water closet.

I am glad we got it figured out.  Hopefully the colon blow will do its job and Logan will be feeling better soon.

And for those who were a little squeamish about this post, I will leave you with the following sentiment....


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Parents often take kids’ complaints lightly. It’s good that you chose not to and took him to the doctor. I hope Logan feels better soon.

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