Well, Peanut was back to the doctor yesterday.
He’s been having some belly pains off-and-on for about 3-4 months now. They’re on his left side, close to his belly button, but a little higher.
I’ve tried asking him he needed to poop/fart. No.
Eat something that didn’t agree with him? No (nothing that he hasn’t eaten a bazillion times before)
Issues with school/friends/classmates? No. School work was getting a little much, but not enough to make him anxious. He *did* get anxious over the freaking PSSAs until I finally told him I didn’t care if he made pretty patterns with the circles. It didn’t affect/effect? his grade, so I wasn’t going to worry about it and neither should she (apparently, “if you can look me in the eye and tell me that’s the best you could, then I’m ok with this grade” is applying pressure to him *sigh*)
So, no “psycho-sematic” reason for the belly pain.
Even thought maybe his allergies were causing the nausea and pain. (post nasal drip is gross). Gave him Zyrtec and he still woke up with pain.
So after reading a blog on the internet, I got a little scared and called the doctor. They asked him all sorts of questions, thumped his belly, etc. And determined that they couldn’t figure out anything but wanted to do some lab work.
Peanut was NOT happy upon hearing he’d have to give blood (I mean “if looks could kill” not happy – slight needle phobia…slight being a severe understatement). We also had to get a stool sample kit.
I’ve done about 1/2 the samples, have to do 2 more and then take them back. What a freakin (minor) nightmare.
He’s miserable. I’m totally grossed out. But we both want to know what’s going on. If there’s nothing medically wrong, then I need to inform his therapist that he’s upset over something and my not be aware of what it is.
Ah, the joys of parenthood…