Sunday, September 21, 2008

Where to begin?

Yesterday was a long day! Josie is home and doing alright now, but yesterday afternoon was a trip! She woke up from a nap around three and I checked her temp, 103.7. I gave Tylenol and Motrin and waited a half hour, 104.7! The highest fever she has ever had. So, I bundled her up and took her back to the hospital.

Long story short, they did every diagnostic test they could. She was still complaining that her tummy hurt so I think they thought appendicitis but her appendix is fine. In short, they cannot find a reason for the high white blood cell counts and fever. Her fever did break about 6 and they sent us home to watch her closely.

Today she's doing alright, fever of 100.9 at one point but nothing major and it's cooling off with Tylenol and Motrin. I think I'll keep her home from pre-school tomorrow no mater how good she acts like she feels.

The doc thinks maybe her body is just reacting really strongly to a common bug, I'm wondering if because we've been so good about being careful about being sick because of Marie, Josie just got slammed and didn't have the defenses to beat if off and her body over-reacted?

Who knows.

Long story short, Mama needs a cocktail. You can bet as soon as Luke gets that wheat in the ground I will be taking a break! Running between kids is tiring, and my mother in law had to go so I'm on my own again. Actually, it's not that bad, if they both are sleeping ;)

Thanks for the prayers, so far Marie's doing okay. Her temp when I checked earlier was 99.8 but that's actually about normal for her (possible temp regulation issues due to the Leigh's).

I have to take Jo back for a recheck tomorrow afternoon, so hopefully it's all good news (and her white count is lower)!


The VW's said...

Poor girl and poor mamma! Having sick little ones is so frightening and hard!

Did they happen to check for a bladder or kidney infection? My son had these symptoms a couple of years ago and they could not find a single thing wrong with him. I finally asked them to check his urine, which they thought was crazy, and he had an infection!

I've been reading your site the last week or so and wanted to let you know that I'm praying for you and your family! May God Bless You!

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Oh my goodness Shan, you definately deserve a cocktail!!! I hope that Josie feels better soon and that Marie continues to feel better.

Anonymous said...

Oh Shannon! I have missed all the excitement!! I hope both girls are feeling great tomorrow so you can get a breather! And a drink! :) I'll be saying an extra prayer for you all tonight!

Melinda in VA

Mindy Pfohl said...

Oh wow!!! That's crazy! i would have totally freaked. I know we are having trouble with "bugs" right now and it is just that... we have no immunity because we have been so careful! Praying for lower counts! Wish I was closer! we'd be over to help! -Mindy

nat said...

enjoy your cocktail ;)
sending a virtual hug and wishing josie well!