Sunday, January 11, 2009

Poor Little Peanut

We woke up yesterday morning to a very sick, very hot little Emmalee. Her temp was 104.5! I called the doctor's office and luckily they had one available appointment left for their Saturday clinic. Emma refused to take any sort of Ibuprofen or Tylenol for me before we left but she did finally take it for the doctor. He gave her a good check up and said that her ears looked good, her throat looked good, her lungs sounded good. Basically she has some sort of viral yuckiness that is just going to have to run its course. I was not happy to hear this. Not that I want her to have an infection. But, having an ear infection or something like that is treatable with antibiotics which means she can start feeling better faster. Viral things can take much longer and can also put Tyler at greater risk.

We came home from the doctor and Emmalee crashed out on the couch. If you know this child, you know she is not one to lay down and fall asleep on the couch while the TV is going and the boys are playing all around her. Poor little peanut. She woke up and still had a high fever. Getting her to take Ibuprofen is like pulling teeth. I finally coaxed her into taking it and she slept for a few more hours. She was up most of the night but slept a lot this morning. Once again tonight she is knocked out on the couch. Her fever is hovering right around 101, even with the Ibuprofen, so I am going to call the doctor again first thing in the morning.

Right now we are praying that Emmalee gets better very soon and that Tyler doesn't get whatever she has. 

I never thought I'd be so terrified of fevers. But if Tyler gets a fever, especially while he's neutropenic, that is pretty much a guaranteed stay at Hotel Strong.

Please say a little prayer that everyone will get well around here and that Tyler will be spared this illness. Thanks!!


Mommy to those Special Ks said...

Poor baby! hope she feels better soon and no one else gets it! We feel the way about fevers!

Paulette said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your wee ones..... may these fevers pass without complication.

Erickson Entertainment Weekly said...

I want to scream at the doctors when they say, "It's just a virus. It's just gonna have to run its course." Thanks for nothing, AND I want my twenty bucks back!! Poor thing, I hope she gets better soon. Doesn't it just break your heart when they have fevers and there's not much you can do for them? Wishing and praying for the best.