Sunday, October 3, 2010

First E.R. Visit

Today has been a little bit crazy.  It started just like any other day.  I woke up to the sounds of Eli and Jude playing quietly, like usual.  I slowly got up and made sure that everything that shouldn't be played with was put away.  I went to get the boys and this is where it deviated from the norm.

Eli and Jude were both playing happily and Jude was nude from the waist down.  This is not that weird.  He's been taking off his diaper in the morning/during nap time for a few weeks now and I've grown to accept that fact.  This morning, however, seemed to be slightly different.  Jude had pooped sometime in the night (before taking off the diaper) but luckily there was no mess.  He was just really stinky and gross.  So I bring both boys to the bathroom to do our normal potty routine and clean up Mr. Jude.  It was at this point that he started to scream.  I thought that maybe he just didn't want to sit on the potty so I just started wiping up the mess on his bottom.  He was squirming and screaming and I started to think that something was wrong.  I won't go into detail because I'll leave the boy some privacy, but upon further investigation I realized that all of his little boy parts were swollen and red.  It looked very painful.  So, I woke up Travis and to the E.R. we went!

It was our first trip to the Dell Children's Medical Center and I have to say, it was very smooth.  There was a very short wait and the doctors and nurses were all very sweet and understanding.  We got stickers and medical supplies to play with and watched Blue's Clues on Travis's cell phone.  It turns out that Jude has a kind of yeast infection.  It is pretty common - mostly for uncircumcised boys though - and nothing serious to worry about.  We were prescribed a cream and some steroids for the swelling and sent on our way.  Pretty painless for a hospital trip, if you ask me!

My poor little Jude is pretty cranky today though (understandably!) and didn't really take much of a nap.  The doctor also said that it might get worse before it gets better but I'm hoping she's wrong!


  1. Awww poor little guy! Hurts me just thinking about it! Hope he feels better soon!

  2. thanks, mandey! he's already looking MUCH better and he's not screaming bloody murder every time i go near his diaper. it just broke my heart to see him in so much pain!

  3. aww poor little guy! i'm glad that everything went smoothly at the ER, at least.