Riley is in the hospital

Riley woke up this morning with his eye almost swollen shut. I noticed last night that it was a bit red and puffy underneath his right eye and asked him if he hit it on something. He said he didn’t. We kept him home form school and I made a doctor’s appointment to get it looked at. The doctor examined him and then said for us to take him right over to the CHOC emergency room. She said she thought he had either Periorbital or Orbital Cellulites. Since I had a doctor’s appointment this afternoon to get my neck checked out, I called Dan at work and had him come home to take Riley to the ER. While Dan took Riley to the hospital, I left to pick up Kayli, Aidan and Jared from school. Their school got out at 12:30 today because of Open House tonight. Soon after we got home, Grandma Nancy brought Falyn home. Falyn had been playing over at their house all morning. I told Grandma Nancy what was going on with Riley and asked her to pick up Talia from school at 3 pm, since I had to go to my doctor’s appointment. She said she would pick up Talia for me.

I went to my doctor’s appointment. The doctor said I had a mild concussion and soft tissue damage to my neck and upper back. She gave me prescriptions for a muscle relaxer, an anti-inflammatory and pain medicine. I got the prescriptions filled, picked up something for dinner and went home. By that time, I had been informed by Dan that Riley had to be admitted to the hospital for IV antibiotics. The CAT scan had detected what they think is a fracture in the bone under his eye. The only time we can think of when that might have happened was the week before Thanksgiving when Riley fell out of his bed in the middle of the night and gave himself a black eye. They said that he has a sinus infection and the infection likely got up to the eye area from the fracture.

The kids and I ate dinner then headed off to Open House. All the kids in Aidan’s class were dressed up as people from California history. Aidan was Father Junipero Serra.

After Open House, I was able to go up to the hospital to see Riley. I brought him his favorite stuffed animals and blanket. Dan went home and I stayed at the hospital all night with Riley.