I called the emergency department at the local hospital at 11 am, just like they told me to. I sat on hold for a few minutes, and then a lady from the lab picked up the line. She told me that they were still running a battery of tests and that the doctor we saw Wed. night wanted to speak with me directly. She said they were testing at that moment to see what the sample is sensitive to. Ok… whatever that means.
I cannot tell you all of the thoughts that went through my mind over the next 4 1/2 hours while I waited for his call back.
About 3:40, my phone rang. It was the doctor that we had seen the other night. He asked how Jace was doing, and I told him that things were the same as Wednesday, no better, but no worse, either.
He said that they ran more tests on his culture than he could even count, and they still aren’t sure what it is. He said the good news is that it’s not strep or a staph infection, but the bad news is that they don’t know if the antibiotics will kill it. He said to keep Jace on the meds, and if he’s not better by Monday, than we either need to get him in with his doctor’s office (which will be impossible!), or we need to take him to the local dermatologist. His hope (and mine, as well,) is that the meds just haven’t had enough time to kick in yet, and that by Monday, Jace will be doing much better. He apologized that this has him stumped so badly, but he’s certain it’s nothing serious. He said that if it had been serious, Jace would have had a lot of other symptoms on top of the blisters on his bottom. He also said that if I had an problems between now and Monday to call the ER and they would get a hold of him, and he would call me back directly. I’m telling you, he is the nicest ER doctor ever.
So, it’s nothing serious. Praise the Lord and Hallelujah! Now, here’s hoping he’s better by Monday so that we don’t have to deal with any more doctors.
In other news, my doctor’s office called me today. My sugar test came back just fine, so I don’t have to give up the ice cream… although I should probably tone it down a bit! 😉
AND, for the first time this pregnancy, my belly moved!! This is my absolute favorite part of pregnancy… where you can see the baby move inside you, because your entire belly moves. Love, love, love it.
I think that’s enough for now. Thank heavens it’s Friday and we have NO plans this weekend!