Monday, November 15, 2010

Awful, terrible no good day.

Just look at this face.  Does it not break your heart?

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At 2 months and 2 days old he had a fever of 102.3.  I was in DC and called my pediatrician.  He told me what I didn’t want to hear – take him to the ER so they can run a bunch of tests to make sure it’s not bacterial or something deadly.  We knew it was most likely viral and just had to run it’s  course, but for babies under 3 months the standard is if their temp is 100.4 or higher they need to go to the ER.  I went through this with Lincoln last summer.  His temp was 106.  We went to the ER, they poked and prodded him and it was horribly traumatic for both of us.  At the end of the day we went home with instructions to wait it out.  This time with Sawyer it was the exact same thing – a miserable day of tests to be sent home with no diagnosis.  Don’t get me wrong….I’m grateful that both times there was nothing life threatening discovered as the cause of the fevers, but it just stinks that they have to go through so many painful procedures when they already feel awful to reach that verdict.  I can think of few things that are worse.  I’m so glad Wendy was able to be there with me the whole day and Harley took the day off to watch Lincoln.  Such an amazing family I have.  Now please…no more trips to the ER.IMG_6487IMG_6488IMG_6482

8 comments:

Mom said...

Cheryl, I can't decide who looks more miserable, you or Sawyer.

DC Diva said...

That was a very sad day. Poor Sawyer! Remember that crazy doctor? Dr. Speedy?

Great new top pic. You look NOTHING like a woman who just gave birth. It's all about ditching the gown... and having your rock hard bod, right?

Heather Ross said...

Sawyer looks like such a champ with all of those bandages on his arm. Little superstar!

Ali Snow said...

Poor, poor baby. I'm so happy he's fine though and just one miserable day in the hospital and a few to follow...not months of treatment. The diaper on his arm is so sad...but very cute.

Mike said...

No fun at all. Now I hear you are having more "awful no good days" with the cars. Some of the worst days of my life have been hassling with car problems. No fun at all.

Good luck and love Dad

Lisa Weiler said...

ohhh, so scary !!!

James & Stephie Lynne Purcell said...

Wooo! I'm glad we stalked each other. Do you know how glad I am that you guys are in pittsburgh?

Also- the workout this morning was amazing! Let's keep that going!

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