Not flesh of my flesh
nor bone of my bone
but still miraculously my own.

Never forget for a single minute
you didn't grow under my heart
but in it!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Sick Again!

Hard to believe but yes, it's true. Gabriella went to bed shortly after we got home from our Polar Express adventure. She woke up two hours later fussing. I touched her to console her and she was burning up. I took her temperature and it was 103.8! We immediately gave her Motrin and changed her into a lighter weight nightgown. We gave her a cool beverage and wiped her face with a wet, warm cloth. Less than an hour later her fever was down to 102.1 and completely gone by the middle of the night. She was up, though, fussing and crying just about the entire night. We contemplated bringing her in to the ER, but opted to wait for morning because the roads had turned into one sheet of ice during the night. At 4:00 AM she had her second dose of Motrin and the fussing ceased and she fell asleep until 8:30 AM. Her doctor saw her at 10:30 AM. While at the doctor's office she spiked another fever of 102. Her ears looked fine and he ran a rapid strep test which came back negative. The complete strep culture will be completed tomorrow. They also ran bloodwork to try to get to the bottom of what is going on. The unfortunate thing is that we cannot get our hands on accurate medical records for her from Guatemala. I am extremely concerned and hope we can figure out what is happening.

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