We arrived at the Doernbecher ER at 9:00am. BuggaBoo hadn't been allowed to eat or drink anything since midnight, when he nursed to sleep. It made me very grateful to have breast milk for him so that he could have something in his tummy. We were admitted and BuggaBoo was given another x-ray to confirm the bobby pin was still in his stomach and hadn't started down the intestines. It was still there.
We then talked to the gastrointestinal doctor who was going to perform the procedure. The plan was to go down his esophagus with an endoscope, find the bobby pin, and grab it with a small claw on the end of the scope. This required BuggaBoo to be under anesthesia.
The ER doctor came in and put a numbing gel on BuggaBoo's hand to make the whole IV process go smoother. It takes 20 minutes to work. At this point I had to leave the room because all BuggaBoo wanted to do was nurse and he was getting quite worked up that he couldn't. The Hubby stayed with him while I was in the waiting room reading "Julie of the Wolves".
Well, the IV process was a bust. The nurse couldn't get the vein in his hand. It's not her fault, he's two and has little veins. So they had to put the IV in his elbow. But he didn't have any numbing gel there so it hurt. BuggaBoo hasn't had any shots so he's never had to deal with needle pain before. The Hubby told me a large male nurse had to wrap BuggaBoo up in a sheet like a burrito so they could put the IV in.
More unhappiness from Doozer, so more of the story later.
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