This has been quite a week. CoolDude was admitted to hospital on Wednesday night. Let me backtrack a little....................
About 2 months ago, CoolDude started to complain of shooting pains up the left side of his chest. MrGee and I told him they were probably growing pains, and that he needed to tell us whenever they occurred. Initially he would have 3-4 sharp pains a day, but then it progressed to about 10.
On Monday morning he got out of bed looking the grimmest I've ever seen him. He hadn't slept the whole night, and every time he breathed in, that sharp shooting pain would cause him to groan in agony. A visit to the GP gave us no answers, so I tried to make an appointment with our Paediatrician. He was too busy to even see us. In South Africa we are so short of specialists, that they get to call the shots!
I just couldn't wait a week to see my Paed, so I asked our GP to phone the Casualty(Emergency Room) and explain the situation. So CoolDude and I spent 6 long hours at ER. After numerous X-rays, a scan and blood tests they found nothing! He was admitted, and further tests were done........ still the Paed on call found nothing.
After a night in hospital, he woke up the next morning and was totally fine!
This morning he woke up doubled over in pain and he had a fever of note!
I took him back to the hospital Paed ...... she did further examinations, and finally diagnosed it as Bornholm Disease ( also known as epidemic myalgia, epidemic pleurodynia, Sylvest's disease and Devil's Grip).
(Bornholm Disease = An acute infectious febrile disorder caused by a group B coxsackievirus and characterized by severe epigastric or thoracic pain. Epidemic pleurodynia may occur at any age but is most common in children. There is sudden onset of severe, frequently intermittent, often pleuritic pain in the epigastrium or lower anterior chest, with fever and often headache, sore throat.)
Understand all that????
Your prayers are so welcomed.