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Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Griffin Wasn't Feeling Well

This is kind of old news now but I was so busy tending to him and letting him use the computer while he was at home that I didn't get around to posting about it on the blog. But Griffin had to have an ultrasound two days ago and lab work done yesterday to see what was going on with this pain that he has been having in his abdomen.

It started out about a month ago as heartburn and I let it go about a week because I thought that he may have been just making it up trying to get out of school and homework but when I realized that he was not kidding then I took him to the doctor who prescribed Prevacid to be taken twice a day which helped his stomach pain but not the pain that he had in the lower part of his abdomen.

I took him again to the same clinic and a different doctor saw him and said that the pain seemed to be over his gall bladder and appendix so he ordered the ultrasound which turned out to be normal and lab work which we will know about tomorrow.

I have kept him out of school because he has been so very lethargic not wanting to do even his favorite activities and seemed to be in a lot of pain but tonight he was quite energetic, running around feeling great and since I am writing this at midnight I think that it is safe to say that I will be sending him to school tomorrow. I might wait until I get the lab results just to be sure and to give him some fun time out of school to go fly his kite but he will be going back tomorrow!


Heather said...

Oh, poor Griffin. I hope he gets to feeling better soon!

Michelle in Alaska said...

Hi Lora,

I started reading your blog last week. I am new to the Infant Learning Program in Nome, Alaska and was looking at the PIC website to learn more about all of this and clicked on the link to your blog.

I have to tell you that I am just in love with Griffin; for one he looks just like my little brother Mike who is 11 years old. This is such a great way for me to understand Autism. I will start my Masters in Early Childhood Special Education at UAA, and will actually start with taking their Autism course this May.

I am reading back to all of your posts starting from the most recent. Amazing. I find myself tearing up from all of the wonderful snapshots into Griffins life.

I look forward to reading some of the Autism information sent to our office from the Alaska Autism Research Center.

As a parent to a child who does not have Autism, I certainly can relate to the day-to-day mom troubles :) Just want you to know you are not alone, and that we as moms have a tough job.

Hugs from Alaska!


Lora said...

@Heather-Thanks Hun he is feeling better today and will go back to school tomorrow.

@Michelle in Alaska- Hi there and welcome to my blog! I feel as though I am writing to an old friend of mine whom I have left behind in Ak. I do miss it at times and so does Griffin but our family is here. We have a lot in common Michelle as moms and I hope that this will be the beginning of a great friendship that will grow and develop just as our children do. Please feel free to e-mail me anytime or just find the link on my profile. Big Hugs to you Michelle from the blue foothills of North Carolina.