Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Ahhh Yes! The Stool Sample

Let me start by saying, "Having kids is great."
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Braxton is in Pre-school from 9-12 MWF. So I try and get Merrick in the hourly care at the same times so I have a few hours to get either beading in, or - with Christmas coming - shopping/present wrapping done. It is normally a good thing. But now and then they both get sick.....with the same thing. This weekend it was wicked diarreah. Taking them to the Dr. is not something I would do for this, but we had a follow up apt. from when they had Croup last month. So, since we were there, I mentioned - "They have had diarreah since Friday"
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Dr. - "Oh - Friday?! Lets get a stool sample so we can make sure its not anything serious."
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I like our Doctor - she is very thorough. But really? A stool sample?!
What does that mean I have to do?
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So - we went to the LAB and got 2 little jars (one for each boy) and were sent home to wait. When the time came - Merrill was there for Braxton with a little cup - all ready to catch the pay load. I am glad he didn't barf all over it......because then we would have had to try again...tomorrow. Merrick was easier - just had to scoop it out of the diaper.
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Like I said - "Having kids is great"
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But let me finish by saying - "Having Merrill there to do the DIRTY work is Best!"
(This is not OUR stool sample - I found the picture on the Internet. If you want - comment - and I will take a picture of Braxton's and post it later...but only if you are really really lucky!)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

So now we all know the secret to your wicked delicious cookies! TM

hayley said...

hope it all clears up soon! that picture sample is nasty enough, i am good. Luke was wiping himself, but has now been requesting help, so i am getting plenty of action in the number 2 scene.

Theresa said...

I don't know what is worse. Having the runs or having to clean them up!

Team Nydegger said...

NICE picture!