Thursday, April 3, 2014

A Trip to the ER...

The hospital is no fun. Poor Eliza had been acting very fussy for a couple of days and not like herself at all. I thought that her tummy may have been hurting her and I just told myself she'd grow out of it. Finally, one day after her nap, I picked her up and she was HOT! I took her temperature and she was 102.8. I felt uneasy about it, but again thought it was fine and decided to give her a luke warm back to try and cool her down. After her bath, I thought I should call the doctor. When I called, he told me to take her straight to the emergency room at Primary Children's Hospital right away! I didn't realize it was such an emergency when infants had a fever. I've never had a sick infant before. She was only 27 days old and the last place I wanted her was at the hospital! We left at about 9:00pm. I knew I'd be there for a few hours, so I packed an overnight bag just in case. We ended up staying for 3 days. Of course we went in the night before Mike started his new job. Between his new job and finding sitters for the other kids and taking care of the other kids, he was only able to come to the hospital for about 20 minutes one night. It was a CRAZY few days! She had her fever the entire time and it just would not go away! Finally, a day after we got home, she broke her fever and she has been fine ever since. They tested her for EVERYTHING and couldn't find out what it was, so they just concluded that it was a bad virus. Poor baby. I'm so thankful she is okay and healthy now.

Here is her first of two IVs. It was the worst...
 Here she is about to get a spinal tap to test for meningitis...
 Look at her look at me! BREAK MY HEART!
 You can tell she had been crying a lot. Her birth marks get really red when she cries...
 Poor baby...
 FINALLY getting some rest after constantly being poked and prodded!
 Isn't that sad? I'm so glad she is okay. It killed me to think of the babies and children that stay there for weeks and months! 3 days didn't seem so bad after all.

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