Friday, March 28, 2008

Fever, Needles, & Snot

These last couple of days have not been very fun. Logan is sick, Mommy is sick, and Daddy is on call. It started on Wednesday night, I hadn't been feeling well all day, and when I got Logan home he started running a fever. I gave him some Tylenol and we went to bed. His fever spiked right after midnight, it was 101.8. I gave him more Tylenol, but he continued to run a low grade fever through the night and into the morning. I called to make an appointment with our pediatrician as soon as their office opened, they couldn't see us until 1:30. In the mean time I was feeling sort of foolish because his fever went away and we as all smiles. But by the time 1:30 rolled around he was starting to run a little fever.

We went to the doctor, and he checked him over. I told the Doc that Logan's stools were occasionally streaked with blood and a mucus type consistency. He thought it was a milk protein allergy. He put Logan on Nutramigen, a hypoallergenic formula, and told me to eliminate dairy from my diet. Dr M. was a little concerned that he had been running such a high fever the night before. He said it could mean an infection, and with babies under 3 months you need approach it more aggressively. So, Dr M sent us up to Children's Methodist Hospital for blood work and a urine analysis. He wanted to test him for RSV, Flu, a urinary tract infection, and some other stuff.

It's tough letting them pick on your baby like that. They were unsuccessful getting blood out of one arm, so they had to stick him again...we both cried. It took forever for them to get a urine sample, they taped a bag to him...and we waited. We waited for an hour and half, he nursed and fell asleep...and finally we had pee. We finally got to go home. The doc called us a couple hours later with the results from the blood test, they were all negative. However, we are still waiting on the results from the urine analysis. Adam didn't get home until 10:00 last night, poor guy. He's on call for the next 7 days...boo.

Anyhow, it's good to know it's nothing serious with Logan. If he does have a urinary tract infection they will start him on an some antibiotic. If not, it's just a virus that has to run its course

2 comments:

Karen said...

Katie,

It is very hard when those little ones are sick, but hopefully you will never go thru what Darwin & I went thru with Natalia & spinal menigitis. We were lucky to have good doctors who knew how to save her life. We hope you will always have good doctors to take care of Logan, you & Adam. It is amazing though how fast little ones bounce back from an illness & each baby has their own way to recuperate. Ana-Leigh would just sleep it off, but she was so out of it that you thought she was not going to keep breathing. After Natalia had meningitis except for the ear problems & asthma she was back to crawling and her old self in about 3 weeks. It was hard to believe.
God makes those little ones quite strong. I think it is harder to go thru those times with the first one. And just remember Logan comes from a good strong gene pool. His daddy was quite strong fighting off illnesses when he was a little tike. Also be sure you take care of yourself so you can take care of your two precious men.

Love,
Aunt Karen

Stephanie said...

I'm so sorry your little boy isn't feeling well! Isn't it the worst feeling when they're sick? I'm glad your pediatrician is treating you and your concerns seriously. That is always a comfort.

Also, I wanted to say thank you SO MUCH for your words of encouragement this morning. It really meant a lot to me, and I'm happy to have found your blog through it. You are a blessing!

Hope Logan is feeling better soon!