Friday, July 24, 2009

Sick Little Girl

It's been going on since Monday. As soon as the Motrin or Tylenol wears off, her fever goes back up to the 103 range. She's hit an all time high of 103.6. New record for us. Not one I really wanted to set, but we have, so I go with it. We've had 2 trips to our pediatrician this week. I like Dr. Harrell, but that's 2 times too many. And he agrees. We've run tests for strep. Nope. UTI? Nope. Any bacterial infection? Of course not. Her white blood cell count is exactly where it should be. Except for running a high fever, she's perfectly fine. She's not really eating much, but we're going through milk like crazy. The only thing he found in her urine was evidence that because she isn't eating much her body is using up its minimal fat to function. Perfectly normal with what she's going through. Great. I have a perfectly normal child with a fever. Hmp.

Ronnie and I have been taking days staying home with her. He was off Monday, so he got Monday & Wednesday. I got Tuesday and Thursday. I had already asked for today off. Daycare is closed in order for the workers to attend a 2 day conference out of town. I have learned a few things. Like Thursday morning is the best time to go to Walmart. Yesterday I made the weekly menu for next week and my grocery list. Not wanting to tackle grocery shopping on the weekend with a sick child, we went yesterday. There was hardly anyone there. It was nice.

Today she woke up with a temp of 101. Definitely an improvement over the 103 she's been having the past few mornings. I'm making cheese grits & green eggs & ham for breakfast. After we eat, we'll be going to the library and get my oil changed. Things that need to get done but I don't care to do over the weekend.


C. Beth said...

Oh, no, I am so sorry! That is very frustrating. I'm glad at least her temp is in a better range today. I hope she's back to feeling great by the end of the day Sunday!

Strange Mamma said...

catching up on my reading after an unexpected two weeks away. I hope Paige is doing better after this weekend. btw, did you get to see HP? What did you think? And the Torchwood miniseries? I'm finishing it tonight. It was on my PVR when I got home and we've been doing a couple episodes a night. Such fun.

Angela said...

We DVR'ed the entire 5 episodes. We want to sit down and have a Torchwood kind of day. I'm so excited about it!

I really liked the new HP. I think they did a good job with it. I can't wait for 7A and 7B to come out. I just wish they would come out together, not a year apart. :(