So Mike took Jude into the ER, and I did what had to be done today at work on my end, and headed out. I sat through traffic wondering what the doctors had found with Jude. Once I got to the ER I was told Jude was in a back room, and was waiting on blood work. The nice nurse escorted me back to the room, and I got to hear updates from Mike. About two hours later a nurse sticks her head in and says, "Did they tell you they are admitting Jude?". We told her no and expressed concern over why so the nurse said she would get the doctor to talk to us. The doctor came in and told us Jude's blood work looked good but they are concerned about his dehydration level so he was going to stay the night. He also explained that our neurologist had requested to have Jude admitted so he can watch him.
Once they started to wheel us to our room Jude started SCREAMING and writhing in pain. We told the nurses this is the behavior we had been seeing and they expressed concern. Once in his room Jude was still screaming, and I looked down and noticed his feet were very swollen. In fact, his little feet were so puffy they cut the circulation off where his hospital ID was, and I am sure that was part of the pain. The nurse went and paged the nurse practitioner who came in and evaluated Jude. She said she noticed his feet were swollen but isn't sure why, his throat is red, he is gagging, his temp was increased, and his heart rate increased a bit. So she is going to talk to our neurologist, and the pediatric doctor on call to see if we should do a sonogram of his abdomen, a swallow study for aspiration, and a study for reflux. In other words people..........he isn't going home tomorrow.......so our plans quickly changed.
So we are still at a loss to what is going on, but I will update when I can. I am here in the parents room updating from the hospitals computer. The staff is very nice which makes an unpleasant situation bearable. Poor Mike looks worn out again, and I hope we get a resolution quickly.
I appreciate every one's thoughts and prayers, and I know Jude does too. I also apologize t the girls at my work for flying out of the office this morning, and appreciate your help ;). Thank you to Sandy for picking up Em I know she is in good hands.