Saturday, August 29, 2009

A Bunch of Sicko's

It seems like sickness has taken my little family by storm. At midnight last night I heard Brooke crying, which is so NOT like her. I went in her room to check on her and she was absolutely burning up. Poor baby! I took her temperature and it was a whopping 103. I snuggled close with her until her fever broke and she drifted off to sleep.

This morning, her fever was 102 but she was extremely happy, had an appetite, and was showing absolutely no other signs of being sick. I was in desperate need to go to the walk-in clinic (more on this later) so I decided that I would just ask them to look at Brooke while we were at it. As it turns out, they couldn't find anything wrong with her... No ear infections, no strep throat... nothing. They said that it's just a virus that should pass over the next couple of days. I sure hope they were right, though. In my opinion, the caregivers at the walk-in are NOT as reliable as our primary care physicians.

So, then it was my turn. I suspected that I had a kidney infection because I was having this horrible pain in my lower back. After some tests and stuff, they discovered that I have one whopping infection with a fever and everything. I knew I didn't feel well! The lady put me on an antibiotic but she said that she didn't know if it would do the trick. She said that she fears that I'll need a much stronger antibiotic that is not safe for breastfeeding moms and that I may need to pump and dump to take a course of it:-( I'm sorry, my health is important to me, but Adrienne's well-being is much more important. For one, she hasn't ever had a bottle and second, she certainly has never had formula. That would be completely unfair to her. So, I'm just praying that this antibiotic works over the next couple of days. If not, I honestly don't know what I'll do...

As for Miss Adrienne, she's been a fussy wreck today as well. Every time I tried to feed her she would scream and she had a slightly elevated fever. I sure hope that that's the extent of her sickness and that tomorrow she's completely back to normal. Wishful thinking, huh?

I just put Brooke to bed about an hour ago with a fresh dose of Ibuprofen in her. Her fever was 102 before bed and she had some pretty nasty, runny diapers so I'm thinking it might be a long night. Tomorrow we have church and Hudson's 3Rd birthday party and I'm thinking we're probably going to have to sit out on those:-( We'll make that judgement call in the morning.

John is luckily feeling fine! Phew! He's working 11-7 tonight (which was supposed to be his night off). I'm trying super hard to support him in this whole overtime frenzy of his, but having him home tonight would have been MUCH better than extra money. I always think that though!

Okay, I'm off to send my man out the door and then hopefully get some rest myself. Wish me luck!


*~tRiStYn MiChElLe~* said...

I'm sorry...I really hope everyone starts feeling better asap so you can make the party!!! If you can't i totally understand but for your sake, my goodness I'm praying! Being sick is awful and having sick kids is even worse. Hang in there...hopefully we'll see you tomorrow!

rccalyn said...

Ugh - it's so hard to have sick kids, isn't it?! Marissa had a throw-up bug when Arianna was less than a month old and it was AWFUL!

Arianna won't take a bottle either (although amazingly enough she drank water from a sippy cup today!), and neither of my girls have ever had a drop of formula (Ha, I feel so proud saying that. Lol). I hope this first antibiotic works for you!