Is there a Doctor in the House?

I thought house calls were a thing of the past but apparently I was wrong.

Much to my surprise I was received by not one, but two doctors yesterday morning.  The shortest of the two took my temperature and declared it to be “80-99 bucks”.  After this there was a flurry of activity in which I was given a special humming bird-bleeding heart stamp on each hand, a flu shot in the leg, and was tucked into a rather small bed for a two or three-day hospital stay.  I was served soda from a blue Lego and animal crackers, which looked like ripped up pieced of brown and red construction paper, on an old Sesame Street plate.

I was feeling rather pampered by all this attention so I inquired to the older of the two doctors why, exactly, I needed all this special medical care.

He replied in his sweet little five-year old voice “Well Momma, you have had a couple February Seizures.  That’s all.” 

Oh my.  My heart dropped.

He proceeded to tell me that I would need an X-ray and an MRI.“But don’t worry, it won’t hurt a bit and it looks just like a big doughnut.”

Yesterday was also the second time in a week that we were making the long drive up to Children’s Hospital for more of his yearly follow-up appointments.  I guess all the talk of medical equipment and febrile (not February) seizures did not go unnoticed.  All his test results came back fine because he is a rock star and we are more than a bit lucky.

But I still have to say that I wish my five-year old had never heard of an MRI machine.

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I am a blogger, a former microbiologist, a stay at home mom to a herd of two boys, and a grilled cheese sandwich and beer connoisseur.
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2 Responses to Is there a Doctor in the House?

  1. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    Wow, they sure take it all in, kids, they sure do. Banish the February seizures!

    Hope he’s still doing fine these days. Cheers :)

    • shoes says:

      Yes they do! I am glad they are able to process these heavy things through the simple act of playing.

      Cody is doing great although he still have the occasional “February seizure”, the last one being in December. We keep hoping he will outgrow them but really time will tell.

      Thanks for dropping by and checking things out!

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