Monday, September 22, 2008

Abby on the Mend

I had planned a whole happy-six-months-Abby post last week, since her mini-milestone was on Tuesday, September 16. But we ended up spending most of the day (and night) in the emergency room.

She had a VERY high fever (105.5) and we ended up having to go twice in a 24-hour period to figure out she has a kidney infection. I know, it wasn’t even on my radar of things that could go wrong! But she’s on some heavy-duty antibiotics, and her fever is now under control. Thanks to the oopy-goopy meds, most of her outfits from the last week have been stained HOT pink around the neck. (By the way, if any of you moms out there know how to get that out, please let me know.)

Being the germ freak that I am, I was really worried about all of the junk she could be exposed to in the ER since we spent so much time there last week. Then my worst fear realized when, starting yesterday, she developed a little cough. And because I work at CHOC, I have deduced that whatever made it past the shots and spoonfuls of antibiotics must be the plague. And now her little cough is a big cough. It’s seriously so sad to hear her barking like a baby seal—she sounds like a little old man who has been smoking all his life.

I suppose before I really start to freak out, I’ll see what the actual doctor has to say. So we’re off to the pediatrician yet again. Once this week is over, it will have been three times! Stay tuned and I’ll re-post later when we know more. UPDATE: We saw the doc and turns out Abby just has a cold. But we can't give her anything since she's so small.

And a special thanks to Auntie Kelly for coming ALL the way out from the desert this week to help us out in our time of need! And for coming back tonight:)


Aaron & Sarah Ireland said...

I feel your motherly pain. When reags was 7 months she contracted croup...super scary! I slept on the floor in her room. I was a wreck!! This to shall pass!

Kelly Preston said...

Where's the part about Auntie Kelly coming to the rescue? And then spending her days also ill . . .