sick little baby: i just wanted to take her place
|thankful that Stella is all better now!|
My husband had been sick. I got sick. Then, the baby got sick.
It was just over a week ago on a Saturday evening when I took her rectal temp to try to make her go poopie... and was shocked that the digital readout said she had a fever of 101.7! (They don't want little babes to have anything over 100.4.)
We ended up taking Stella to the emergency room -- thankfully, there's a nice, new offshoot of Kosair Children's Hospital (which is alltheway downtown) out in our neck of the woods.
After several hours, a urine cath, blood drawn, an IV in the back of my baby's hand, and a chest x-ray, they ruled out flu and RSV. Next, we had two options: IV antibiotics for 14 days OR a spinal tap to check her spinal fluid for bacteria.
The doctor reccomended the spinal, so we had to put our poor little baby through it.
Thankfully, it just ended up being an upper respiratory infection. Basically, she got the same thing that my husband and I had come down with. We were thankful that we got to take her back home with us that night -- the nurses told us that generally babies that young have to be admitted to the hospital, which means they have to go downtown to the main facility by ambulance!
Still, I don't ever want her to be sick again. Can I work that out?!
Sigh. I'm off to catch up on your blogs, assuming Stella sleeps a little longer. I missed the bloggy world, just like I always do during hiatus.
Did anything exciting happen to you since we last talked?