Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Sick, Part II
To start off, Lucas had an awful night on Monday. He cried in pain from his tummy and diaper rash all night long. He was just pitiful. I finally got him to go to sleep good at around 4 Tuesday morning. When he had not woke up for a bottle by 7:45, I decided that I would get him up and go ahead and try to feed him (we have had to make sure he gets enough fluids with the bug he has had). When I got him up, I noticed that he felt really hot... and sure enough his fever had gone up to 102. It scared me to death! I called the doctor and she said to bring him in then. She examined him and said that since his stomach bug should be going away and his fever was higher than it had been this whole time he's been sick, he seemed to be coming down with something else. She ordered more labwork for him to determine if it was treatable with antibiotics (viral or bacterial). So, that meant another catheter and 3 more attempts to draw blood (yes, they had tons of trouble again). By the time we were at the hospital getting his blood drawn, it was getting close to time for another dose of Tylenol for his fever... I could tell he was getting warm again. By the time we left, I was so afraid that his fever was getting waay too high... (of course the hospital wouldn't give him anything despite my asking, because he had no orders from his doctor). His little body was just lifeless. I flew home with him and started "cooling" him. His fever was 101.9. As the evening went on and through the night, the Tylenol kept his fever acceptable. He rested much better last night, too. Today, he seems to be doing a little better. He is still not acting like his normal self, but his fever seems to be staying down. David, on the other hand, now is starting to feel rough himself.... so it looks like I have 2 sick sweethearts now... When will this ever end??