Well finally there is a light at the end of this darned tunnel!
I guess I should start at the top.
2 weeks ago I went to pick up my daughter from daycare and she was running a fever. after I got her in the car she threw up the whole way home so I stripped her down to put her in the tub and noticed tiny red spots all over her chest. I thought "oh great chicken pox!" she got sick in the tub so I took her out got her dressed called up daycare to ask if shes been exposed to chicken pox there and let them know shes been gettin sick the whole time since I picked her up. I drilled them on what she ate everything, nothing outta the ordinary there. About 30 minutes later I decide to take her to the local hospital nearby they basically told me that she had the flu did a throat culture to check for strep, which came out negative, and told me taht redheads have a tendancy to get rashes when running a fever. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif[/img] ok I can see maybe a heat rash but this was nothing like that.
So I get her some gatorade to keep fluids in her and some childrens tylenol and ibuprophen. durring a 6 day period the rash gets worse and I thought for sure it was the chicken pox she had all the symptoms fever, aches and pains, and spots. But the spots werent itchy. by last wednesday my daughter couldnt walk or sit up from a laying down position my ex made a doc appointment with our regular doc. I met them there on my lunch break. the doc looked at her ordered some blood tests and that was pretty much it aside from telling me it wasnt the chickenpox. I went back to work stressed as all heck and callled the doc back and asked when the results would get back.... up to a week. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] that wasnt good enough so I took her to Childerns hospital here in seattle.
Man I love this place they have done everything [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] I just found out yesterday that she has an infection in her heart. they have been giving her intibiotics for 4 days now and she can finally walk again and even her limp is gone [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
Today they put in a pik line which is a IV that goes into her arm thru her vein and straight to her heart. As bad as that sounds its the only way I can take her home since Im gettin trained to administer her antibiotics tomorrow so hopefully we can go home thursday.
the people here are wonderful but man this has been tramatic for Lenore. anytime my daugher sees anyone on a hospital gown she hides and yells "NO PoKES!" she looks like a junkie with horrible tracks and briuses up and down her arms and wrists. GOD I cant wait to get her outta here! Ill more than likely have to give her the anti biotics for 4 weeks [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]
Have I mentioned I cant wait to get outta here? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
My poor baby has been in isolation this whole time too since she came in contact with my mom while she had shingles and can be carrying the chicken pox.