Joseph's stomach has hurt all week, he seems fine during the day while he's running around playing, but when he lays down it hurts. He hasn't pooped in God-knows-how-long. No one at school monitors it (and why would they! He's 4!!!). I've been giving him laxatives for the last few days, but it appears it was a little too late for laxatives. We needed something stronger. And Joseph, Mom and Dad could REALLY use some sleep! He's been up all night the last 2 nights. We finally decided it was time for some professional assistance (to make sure I was treating the right condition). So the Kerschen's took a trip to the ER. The nurse gave Joseph his own vial of blood to keep. From that moment on he was the best patient! After the week we've endured, I will never take poop (or lack of poop) for granted again.