So yesterday was an eventful day in the Allalunis household. It all started at nap time….. I recently had a huge molar pulled and have been literally counting the seconds until I can put my kids down for their naps and lie down too. Unfortunately for me, the kids don’t always want to sleep (and it’s still illegal to drug them right?!) Add to that the fact that my two-year-old has learned to crawl out of her crib and nap time is rapidly becoming less of a time of rest and more a mini family war everyday.
Then the baby vomited blood and I lost my mind. I grabbed the baby, called a neighbor to watch my older two kids and went straight to the ER, where they X-Rayed Jilly and discovered that there was a 1″ wood screw sitting in her stomach. The screw scratched her going down (thus the bloody vomit that almost made me lose my mind), but it was otherwise not bothering her, so the pediatrician decided to wait and see if it passed on its own. Now, 25 hours later, the screw is still in her tiny little body. We did another X-Ray this morning and nothing has changed. (I wanted to take a picture of the X-Ray to show you guys, but I didn’t think it was appropriate to ask the radiologist to text me a picture for the blog…… on second thought maybe I should have, it probably would have solidified my “Mother of the Year” award at the hospital.) We are still waiting and hoping that the screw will pass on its own, but if it doesn’t start moving soon, or if it starts to hurt her, we’ll need to remove it surgically. If you can all keep my little Jilly in your thoughts over the next few days, I would really appreciate it. And if I can get a picture of the X-Ray I’ll post it ASAP, despite being terrifying, it really does look kind of cool.