Wednesday, February 6, 2008

POOR OLLIE


For the past couple of days Oliver has had this sad little limp in his left leg. i immediately called the doctor to make an appointment and luckily i got him in right away. His symptoms included a cough and runny nose and sneezing and of course his sad little limp. the doctor quickly ordered an x-ray and LOTS of blood work. apparently the cold and limping can coincide and the limp could be an infection from the cold. who knew?!! anyways..... the x-ray was a big fight. Ollie is so strong and held his own against 2 adults quite well. As for the blood work, that took three adults and a cute little sofia sitting on the side playing with stickers. she is so good.


It took two attempts to collect 4 viles of blood. the first attempt, oliver wiggled his way out of the 6' 5"  large mans arms as well as pulling the needle out of his own arm resulting in blood everywhere!!!! the man had to immediately go wash up and wait for ollie to calm down before they could try again. about 15 minutes later and a lot of tears later they tried once again and after poking both of his little arms to find a new vein, they finally got it. it took myself and another nurse to hold him down and the man to draw the blood. we all felt very exhausted and relieved that it was done and i know Oliver was ready to go home. the man drawing the blood said that in his 13 years of drawing blood, he has never had a baby be so difficult. oh- how proud am i?!!

Fortunately the results to all the blood work were negative (which is good) and his x-ray did not show any fractures or cracks of any kind. so now we just have to wait and see if maybe something else shows up on the blood work or if his little limp will go away on his own. poor little ollie. needless to say he is now resting quietly in his bed, happy to be home!!

9 comments:

Lorna Kyle Boot said...

oooohhhhh, Shanna feel for ya, been there done that, however the child fighting off the blood draw was a 12 yr old girl named Melissa who didn't care if the draw DID help to save her baby brother's life!! Where was Sofia when I needed her?

Rob, Shanna, and the Fabulous Five said...

oh that is hilarious!!! melissa- you should be ashamed of yourself!

Carolyn Hansen said...

Good! You know, Jackson once had a viral infection that caused the same symptoms in one of his hips. We always prepare for worst case scenario but gratefully it rarely.

The Tait Family said...

poor little ollie. owen would have done that same. oh i redid the bracelets and i'll put them in the mail tomorrow.

Mama Nash said...

yeah, yeah yeah~

melanie said...

poor little guy!

Rboot said...

Good for Ollie!!!

julie said...

Poor Mama! It's hard enough to see your little ones hurting, but to have to hold them down? That's horrible! We had to do that twice. Once with Anna, and once with Olivia when they spent the night in the ER due to the flu when they were babies. Luckily, Adam did i for me. I would have crumbled.

Shanna, I have loved catching up with you. I always liked you and wish we could have lived closer!

PS... I think we have a friend in common. A cute girl who reads my blog is close friends with your sister?

NICO'S WORLD said...

julie- i just wrote a comment on you bad hair day story, so go check it out...... but who do we both know?