Sunday, December 08, 2013

What a Week

My daughter is such a trooper. Her strength completely amazes me. Especially with what has gone on this week, I am so proud of my little girl. Here's a recap of the past few days:

Thursday: She woke up with a fever of around 100°F but Tylenol seemed to help. She was rather grouchy all day. She slept quite a bit, and got a fever again shortly before bed time. She fell asleep in the middle of the floor for the second time, which rarely ever happens. I figured something was going on. She knocked out okay after we monitored her fever for an hour and got it down to 99°F.

Friday: Around 2:30 in the morning, she woke up with the worst fever she's ever had. The thermometer wouldn't even read it for a few tries. Eventually we got a reading of 104°F and took her to the emergency room. They diagnosed her with yet another ear infection, gave her antibiotics, and sent us home with an appointment at pediatrics later that day. Later in peds, they confirmed that she had an ear infection, had me fill the prescription for antibiotics, and urged us to go to ENT to try to move her tube surgery up to before Christmas leave. The ENT was no help. After a very long fight with them, a request to be transferred out through patient advocate, and several phone calls to different clinics, we were able to schedule her (hopefully) for surgery this coming Thursday.

Saturday: She still seemed exhausted. We attempted to go to Savannah to take pictures with Santa. That didn't happen. She does not like Santa. She slept the whole afternoon away... She had a slight rash on her hips and belly, but I assumed that it was from having such a high fever and my stupid move of putting her in flannel jammies. I didn't think any thing of it until....

Sunday: Her rash was getting worse. I let her run around in only her diaper all morning. She actually stayed up for two whole hours after she woke up, which hasn't happened in a few days. I figured that was a good sign. She still had no appetite (hasn't since this whole thing started), and didn't drink much... but at least she was awake. Then she woke up from her nap, and this is what we found:



We took her to urgent care and they determined that she is having an allergic reaction to the antibiotics she's on. He said there's a slim chance that it's Roseola, but he'd rather treat it as a reaction than that since there's no treatment for roseola. She's on steroids now, so hopefully tomorrow she'll be feeling better.

The poor kid is traumatized from all this medical attention lately. I swear she's had more doctor visits this month that most kids have in a year. She's definitely a trooper. We're going to the new ENT either tomorrow or Tuesday to see exactly what's going to happen with her ears. I appreciate all those who are praying for us so much. It truly means the world to our family. 

I'm exhausted for her. Mamma is off for the night. I'll keep everyone posted with what's to come this week.

God Bless ♥ V