14 April 2014

Errands, Fever, and Another ER Visit: Our Weekend in Review

The weekend started out relatively lowkey. M was working, so we had planned our usual solo Saturday. I needed to grab a new bag of sand for the sand table, and after that, we headed towards the library. It was great -- we were the only ones in there, so I didn't have to worry AS much if either of the kids were a little noisier than they should be. We brought home a ton of books this week {over 20!!} and Mommy even got to find a book for her. So far, so good. Afterward, we ran to the grocery store for a few things and came home for lunch. S had been complaining about being tired and sluggish since Friday, but when we got home, I noticed she was a little warm. So I gave her some tylenol and laid her down for a nap. She slept three hours and didn't want to wake up.

That was my sign that something more was really going on. The fever persisted all night, ranging from 100.1 to 102.7 a few times. Up and down. Nothing we tried was cutting it: popsicles, a fan, a cool bath, water and pedialyte, tylenol, rest, food. So Sunday morning after I got up and around, and noticed that her fever was still hanging out around 102, I made the choice to take her to the ER. By the time we got there, she was up to 103.6 orally, so we were taken back to a room immediately.

Because of her recent surgery, they checked her ears first, which were clear. So they drew blood and did a catheter to check for any underlying causes. As far as they can tell, she has a low-level urinary infection, aggravated even more by a virus. So they gave her a popsicle while there, told us to push fluids and tylenol/motrin, and sent us home with a prescription for some antibiotics. Thankfully, once we got home, she was a little perky, ate half a cheese burger, and played for a little bit before nap time.

Definitely wasn't the way we envisioned our Sunday morning going, but all's well that ends well.


  1. Poor girl!!! I'm glad she is feeling better though.

  2. Oh no :( I hate when kids are sick. UTI's are rough on little ones too. My daughter had one a few years back, and it was tough! Hope she feels better soon!

  3. Poor thing! I hope she's feeling better today.

  4. Glad she started feeling better. I hope she is on the mend.