I wish I was a doctor. He's my seventeen year old son and he's been in pain for over a week. He's lost over 10 pounds because he can't keep anything down. The doctor thought maybe gall bladder, but the CT scan said everything was fine. Tonight he just about passed out. So much school, so much work, so much pain, so little food or drink in his system.
And so off to ER he went. Properly hydrated and the ultrasound found...nothing wrong. Probably viral. Ugh. He's in such pain and is so weak. Seventeen year olds are immortal, right? Not tonight. And I helplessly just watch. Polite with doctors, polite with all concerned, I ache. He aches more.
He's seventeen. He'll be fine. This stuff will pass and he'll be back to good soon enough.