She is so snuggly when she's sick. Eric took the big two to a playground with a picnic dinner and I cuddled Anna all evening. We gave her medicine at 7, with a bath and she seemed to perk up to her happy self and cool down. Went right to bed. But then at 10 when I checked her, she had a 104 fever under her arm. She seemed to be breathing shallow and was so hot to the touch. We tried to lukewarm bathe her but this time she wanted nothing to do with the water. We called the doctor (only because at this point I was worried it was another UTI and we wanted to see if she thought we could wait until morning or if we needed to take her to the ER). She thought we could wait until morning, but we needed to check on her a lot and try to get her to drink/eat. We decided to take her in as she wasn't really eating or drinking. I had cranberry juice watered down for her and she'd take a sip when I asked, but she's usually a pretty heavy water drinker and she wanted very little today.
We headed tot he ER around 10:30, and she was still burning up. We went through triage, and her fever was down to 102. We sat and waited. She was so patient. Talking to all the parents, watching the tv, just snuggling. Then, she got hungry. She ate the pretzels I had shoved in my bag, and drank her whole cup of juice. She perked up, fever went considerably down and that's when I decided to go home before we saw the doctor. Mother's intuition said we probably didn't need to go, but as she kept going potty without any pain, I knew the UTI was probably not the case.
So, now we are home, playing and reading books. With our jammies and cowboy boots on, of course. I have been so bad at recording things for Micah and Anna, so I wanted to hop on here and record some cute things she's been saying.
|A little of her obsession with "My Ponies"|