Monday, September 6, 2010

All is not well with the Mcs

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.

Oh and I have a #3 reason....this is an excuse to show 2 pictures of the Mcs, taken last time they were here, in July.

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. :)


Karen Mortensen said...

I hope McKay is okay. That is so good he can see the dr. tomorrow. Please let us know. I am curious as to what is wrong.

Jill said...

I will report back as soon as I know anything.

Rebecca said...

probably some kind of throat or ear or sinus thing going on? Some kind of infection. I think it is wise not to take that medication. let us know how it goes.

Scrapally said...

These McKs will be praying for those Mcs and watching for an update. Glad he can get in so quick with an ENT.

Dad and Susan said...

Please keep us posted! Thank goodness for relatives and their qualified neighbors! Love, Dad and Susan

Lisa said...

It seems like a lot of weird health issues are popping up in many individuals. My first thought is thyroid, but that is a subject always on my mind. Let us know the outcome!

Sue said...

He may just have an infected salivary gland. Hopefully it will resolve itself soon.

They are the cutest couple ever, by the way.