To both my sweet baby's:
My goodness what a week this has been! Sorry I haven't updated in a while but as you see by the get well we have been quite busy! It all started last week with Caleb coming home from school Thursday saying he had been coughing all day well honestly I thought nothing of it I mean I have had a cough for 4 weeks now that is starting to drive me batty, so I thought his too was just allergies! Well we came home and he went outside with his daddy only for him to return in 2 minutes later rolling on the floor saying he couldn't breath and started with a heavy deep chested cough. So I picked up the phone and called the Ped and he had us in 10 minutes later.
They ran a strep test since its going around it came back negative, they ran this cause Caleb said his throat hurt but to a 5 year old everything hurts when they get sick. Any who that came back negative so he says well Caleb lets take a listen to ya! He listened then The Ped said "Take a Big deep breath" well again to a 5 year old what does that mean, so Caleb would just do the thing you know when they get upset or they don't get there way they go huuuuuh breathing out!
So the Ped had to give him a lesson on how to take a deep breath in and hold it and then breath out! Well after the breathing lesson... the Peds says "He has pneumonia in his Right lung"! OK this is where I about fell out of my chair, I was not expecting that I mean gosh the kid just started coughing that very day! My poor little boy has coughed and coughed I'm wondering if he even has that lung anymore..But here almost a week later he is doing fantastic no more coughing even though he has 4 more days of taking the antibiotic. And You know I still cant help but laugh everytime I picture the Ped trying to teach my boy how to breath/take deep breaths....LOL!
Well I had to go and open my mouth that very day and say to the nurse that I cant believe it wasn't Cami that I was bringing in and they agreed!!!! Well lets just say I jinxed it cause that very next day 4am Friday morning to be exact Cameran woke up fussing which isn't uncommon but it sounded different. When I got her out of her bed she was burning up and I mean whole body and she was having a shiver/jerk movement. I checked her temp it was 104.6 this is the time when I just freaked out, why is she running such a high temp she has no symptoms. Well we give her Motrin and a cold rag on her head and we are back to bed. Well they are I'm leaning over her watching her every move hoping a seizure doesn't peek in on us! For those who don't know much about seizures I'll tell you that anytime these kids get sick it lowers their threshold meaning seizures!!!! That's all I needed was another worry set to her problems!
Well this temp went on and on with no symptoms we alternated her Motrin and Tylenol every 4 hours all day but her temp would never get down past 101. So we just watched her Friday and after a long night of 104-105 temps we called the Peds office 1st thing on Saturday so they got us in and ran some test...Strep-Negative, Urine-Negative(they did this since she has a history of UTI), Then they ran blood it came back showing viral saying 5-12 is normal hers was 4.9 so no biggy!) But as you may know there is nothing they can do for Viral it just has to run its course!
He also mentioned her Platelets being low he says 180 is normal hers is 100 which is low but is up from her last blood test it was 80 then. What this means is bruising easily other than that I don't know much about it. He just told us 40 is really low and it would consist of her bruising even more than her norm which already is alot and then having purple spots on her gums. So he says for us to watch for this.
Well after an hour we where sent on our way he told us we could alternate the Motrin and Tylenol every 3 hours since her temp wasn't staying down and that if she was still running it by Tuesday to come back in. Well in fact she did run it all Holiday weekend into Tuesday so we where back to the Dr.s Tuesday morning. This time when wee returned she had a horrible rash on her arms, back, neck, belly and face that started late Monday afternoon. Her eyelids where puffy, eyes red she wasn't eating or drinking but again no other symptoms. So he looked her over everything looked fine ears, nose, throat, chest(no pneumonia)! Ran more blood test, she is dehydrated but he didnt want to put her in the hospital said that she should pull out of this fairly soon. He said he has had 5 kids come in with this very same thing. In fact one was just 2 doors down from us. But that little boys illness was a day behind Camerans so he was told he would develop a rash tomorrow like Camerans. What is it you ask, well they don't know...Its new to them a very high fever of 104-105 for days with no symptoms the kids are wiped out no energy sleeps all day, They become dehydrated and then the rash appears the 4th day into it which is exactly what happened to Cami. I asked how many more days of this he said about 24hours.
Well today I'm happy to say my baby girl is looking more alive she is walking around more but still very wobbly, yesterday she would try to walk and just fall to the floor she had no strength! But she is taking more fluids today and wanting to eat, she is till running a low grade temp at night and to me a low grade is anything below 102 hers is 100-101 but runs no temp during the day and when the temps goes up the rash becomes more prominent...so strange!
Oh and she still remains to be seizure free through all that! It will be 8 weeks on Saturday....Yippeee! Of course no talking or noises right now since she is sick but it will come.
These pics of her sleeping on Monday night when the rash appeared, here you can see it on her face, it looked like she had a huge birth mark on her face! I hated seeing my baby this sick, she slept all day long!
This one was Monday, we sat her in this chair on the front porch and for many they know this huge the girl never sits still! She didnt even have the strength to get up so she just sat there and watched Caleb play.
This one was taken on Saturday her eyes where so heavy!