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Friday, March 27, 2009

A Sick Little Girl...

Well, things were too quiet for too long. We were on a pretty good streak of good health. I thought things were beginning to look up with Spring here. Monday evening Jenna was running a low grade fever. We gave her some Tylenol and didn't think much about it.

Tuesday morning she woke up and was acting weird. I put her up to the table for breakfast and she wouldn't keep her eyes open. I can't explain it but things were definitely not okay. So, I called the doctor and rushed down there that morning. Dr. Goldman had a chest X-ray and blood work done. We also bagged her to get a urine sample. I was down there all day waiting on her to pee. No luck. Finally Dr. Goldman decided if she had a UTI she would be peeing a lot since it makes your bladder have spasms. She debated admitting her for fear of getting dehydrated. Wednesday she was worse. No eating and barely drinking. By Thursday I decided we needed to make a trip back down to the doctor. She had dropped in weight from 19lbs 7oz on Tuesday to 18lbs 13oz on Thursday morning. Dr. Goldman decided it would be best to admit her and get some fluids in her.
She was extremely dehydrated and lethargic. All she did was sleep. By Thursday evening we finally got a urine sample and had done blood work. They found mucus in her urine and have started treating her for a kidney infection. The antibiotic is really strong and she has a rash all over her head and her eyes are swollen. I think it is a reaction to the antibiotic. We will see how she does with her dose tonight. They redid blood work this morning to check her white count and platelets. I know a little of what is going on but am not going to try to explain it. I will just screw it up for those of you who know what this stuff really means. However, her blood work is not doing what it should do. We have to wait a few days to see if things are going to straighten up. If they don't, we will have to talk to a different doctor about her blood. Pray that things get better on her own. I don't know what I will do if something really serious is wrong. I will try to keep everyone posted.

Thank you in advance for your prayers.


Jenny said...

Em...i'm so sorry:( it's so hard to see them so sick! Praying that she makes a super quick recovery and that it's nothing serious!! Let me know if there's anything i can do for you!


Paula and Jamson said...

I'm praying for you guys! I hope she feels better and that its not anything too serious. Keep me updated!

Stacey said...

Hi. I'm not sure if I've ever introduced myself, but I've been reading your blog for about a year now. I'm so sorry to hear little Jenna is so sick. I'll keep her in my thoughts.