We just spent 4 hours in the emergency room at Primary Children's Hospital with our youngest. Lois called around 5:30 tonight and said that Aly was having deep chest pains and that she wasn't feeling well. She says she took her pulse and it was racing. All of this was very scary.
When Lois was a teenager she had to have open heart surgery and when Jeni was 11 months old she had to have heart surgery as well. They both were completely opposite things. One of them had a valve that should have closed, while the other had one that didn't open. We later found out from a heart surgeon that Jeni's condition was most likely related. Our first thought raised suspicions that maybe Aly had some sort of inherent condition.
We spent the first hour waiting to get admitted and then they did an EKG. The results from that turned out great and even though she was still in some pain that kept waxing and waning, her pulse and vitals were perfect.
Lois and Aly and I had already run through a bunch of questions trying to pinpoint some other problem even before we arrived at the hospital.
The pain it seemed, had started earlier in the week. I asked Aly if she had injured herself and Lois realized that they had almost been in a car wreck on Monday. A woman had cut in front of her and Aly while they were driving and Lois had to slam on the brakes. They both had mentioned it on Monday but I had forgotten about it. It turned out that even though there wasn't a wreck, Aly could have suffered some injury from the seat belt as they both flew forward. The pain had slowly been growing over the week and today she got sick and threw up. The doctor did an x-ray and they didn't see anything unusual. So the end result was that she had two things going on. One was a viral infection and the other was some chest trauma. Something like that. They ended up giving her some Ibuprofen and that seemed to work. We were told to keep an eye on her and see her doctor on Monday, but if there was any more of the rapid heart beating over the weekend, then we needed to bring her back.