Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Sick baby update

Well, I tried and tried to get a real person at the doctors office.  I left a few messages and after about 4 hours of my child being miserable I couldn't take it any more.  She just layed her little head on my lap and was unnaturally quiet.  I could feel the heat emanating from her itty bitty body. 

After waiting to hear back from the doctors office, I finally packed the baby up and took her to the hospital.  Amazing how quickly a ride to the hospital in a cold car (the heater doesn't work and I wrapped her in a blanket) can bring a childs temperature down.  She was amazingly healthy appearing the whole time we were at the hospital. 

The ER doc said that she has an upper respiratory viral infection.  Keep up the fever reducer, whether it be Tylenol or Motrin, and something like Dimetap to relieve the congestion.  He said it should ride its course in 7-10 days.  If she isn't better by next week I am to call her doctor...if I can reach him.

So she appeared almost normal at the hospital, but by the time we got home her fever had returned.  She laid down and took a nap while watching the Disney channel.  She woke up crying (pitifully) about an hour ago and holding her tiny little forehead.  I held a wash cloth on her forehead and rocked her until she fell back asleep.  The whole time I was rocking her my heart was just breaking.

She just woke up again...gotta run. 
Take care.
Jill Marie


mikev009 said...

Remember that you can use Tylenol and Motrin together.  Just keep track of the dosages and times of each.  The combination works really well when a child is really sick with a fever.  Hope she feels better. ~ Mike

bhbner2him said...

Poor sweet baby.  Poor dear mama.  Will keep you both in my prayers.  -  Barbara

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

AWWW!  Poor baby...I had to pick mine up from pre k...she has a fever too...and it is amazing how they seem to seem better at the er...I rember taking Carlie when this stomache virus was going around she puked her brains out at home get her there and nothing..most kids were being hospitalized but she didn't puke...they were gonna admit her she reaked of vomit so they knew she had been sick...but she never puked there..it was when we left to get the script for nausea that she puked all over her and the car!  Hugs to your and will keep her im my prayers!  Hugs,TerryAnn

usarmy4 said...

honey im sorry im not there to help you but my prayers are with you god bless baby andmommmy lovemom b