Sunday, May 17, 2009

The ER Visit

Sickness still abounds in our house.

I'd say Friday was the real kicker of the week. Danae woke up, still had a slight sore throat that started the night before, but seemed totally fine and insisted on going to pre-school. She did her morning pre-school thang, and I did my normal work thang with the boy in tow, and all was right with the world

Then it got all funny.

At naptime I noticed Danae had a slight fever...maybe 100-ish. I gave her a dose of Motrin, and both kiddos took their glorious 3-hour afternoon naps. When Danae woke up, I again noticed the fever was still there. Same temp, with Motrin given just 3 hours earlier. She acted completely fine for the rest of the afternoon/evening.

Side note: During that afternoon, the little man decided it was due time to show just how much he could get into things around the house.

This picture says it all. "'re saying I shouldn't eat my sister's paint kit, then leave the evidence in the background? Ooohhh...."

Right after dinner, I touched Danae's belly to check her and was pretty sure her skin should have been on fire. Her temp at that time? 106.

Yeah, you read that right...the Exergen temporal scanner (that I won from Metropolitan Mama...she's great!) read 106. I kept checking...and checking...and checking. Seriously, I swiped that kid's forehead at least 15 times in a row, and each reading was between 104.5 and 106.5. I called the doctor, who directed us to go to the ER, and we were headed out the door.

At the hospital, a nurse triaged her, gave her a dose of Tylenol and a dose of Motrin, and we waited for the doctors to see her. The fever broke after 40 minutes, and then they called us in. After almost 4 hours in the ER, Danae was diagnosed with a urinary tract infection. They gave us the antibiotics and sent us on our merry way.

So, prayers for continued healing would be AWESOME! Hubby is also battling some type of virus/fever thing, and I have allergies/a cold. I feel like I dispense medicine and vitamins so much that I should be a pharmacist. Bring on the healing!


Cariluz and Ike said...

Oh, wow - we are praying for the speedy and complete recovery of the whole family!

Aimee said...

Hope your week is going better!! You guys have been through it all!

Pretty in Pink said...

Aww Beth... your Mom told me what happened. OMG! I finally had a chance just now to catch up on all your posts. I haven't blogged in like 2 months or something. Miss you, and can't wait to see you this weekend.