McKay and McKenna have been blissfully married 3 months now.
But like my mother use to say, "Into every life some rain must fall."
They are still blissful.
However, McKay is in lots of pain with what I think is an unusual problem.
He has a very noticeably swollen gland on the side of his neck, plus it is swollen under his tongue. Has anyone ever heard of that? I've had swollen painful glands, but never under my tongue, so I can't relate.
McKenna took him to Urgent Care yesterday but the Dr there didn't seem to know what it was. She just said he needs to see an ENT Dr "asap"....well how does one do that over a holiday weekend? He was given some Prednisone (steroids), but like his RN brother Logan said, "they were just throwing medicine at him" and he advised him not to take it. I didn't want him taking the steroids either. They don't even know what they are treating, and if he has an infection it could even make it worse.
Of course I wanted him to go to ER today, but McKay opted to wait until tomorrow so he can go to the BYU health center. Hopefully someone will take some blood at least. Nothing was done for him at Urgent Care. Crazy. And frustrating.
Meanwhile, I'm sure he is getting hungry because it is too painful to eat. McKenna, being the sweetheart she is, has kept him going with liquids.
So why am I writing about it here? For 2 reasons.
#1 to see if anyone else has had similar symptoms and what they did it about...
and #2 so we will have written history of this should it happen again.
If you have any clues, please leave a comment.
While the photographer, Stephanie Ryan, was taking these pictures, I pointed to McKay and McKenna and said, "They are newlyweds." And she answered, "I can tell." It's obvious they are in a world of their own. The one above isn't posed either. :)