Sunday, November 18, 2007

Holy Shnikes!

Bella's fever got up to 106.5 last night! Nope, that's not a typo, 106.5! We threw her in a cold bath for the fourth time in one day, of course she screamed the whole time but we got it down to 104.5. Gave her some Motrin when she got out (started alternating with Tylenol) and then her fever started creeping back up again. Called our doctor's 24 nurse triage hotline (so stupid that they don't have any kind of on call doc to talk to-we have to pay $30 to call a nurse for 3 minutes). Anyway, she said we needed to go to the ER because a fever that high could signal a bacterial infection. So, off we went. And damn if her fever wasn't down to 102.5 when we got there. The ER doc checked her out, said she was fine and sent us home. She told me I could alternate Tylenol and Motrin every 3 hours instead of the 4 I was doing and I really hoped that would keep her fever from spiking again (it seemed to be spiking in the last hour between doses). Got home at midnight, slept with her in the livingroom on the aero bed, woke her up at 3:00 for her medicine and the fever was gone. She woke up feeling like herself this morning and we couldn't be more relieved.
She was such a good girl through the whole thing, never once complained about not feeling well. Then at the hospital last night she said, "Mommy, I like spending time with you." Nice. Quality time at the ER. So I told her that as soon as she got better I would take her on a date with Mommy to see "Bee Movie".

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