Thursday, June 18, 2009

Sick Toddler

Kaitlyn has turned the corner!!! She has been sick since she woke up Saturday morning. She's had a fever of 103 to 104+. We could get it to come down with Tylenol and/or Motrin. By Monday night we noticed she had blisters in her mouth. We made our second trip to the ER that night.

Why the ER you ask??? Kaitlyn pediatrician is four hours away near my parents house. If we simply switch her pediatrician to a local one, which would be easy to do, we would lose her referral to Dr Brock her orthopedic surgeon. Neal was trying to work with our insurance to keep this from happening. After seeing the ER doctor and him learning our peds situation he told us to bring her back to the ER.

So we've done the high temps, mouth blisters, and congestion for five days. The last two came separately during the five days of high temps. Last night her nose started running like there was no tomorrow. We would barely get her nose clean and she was crying again saying she needed a tissue. Thankfully we didn't rub it raw, but we did clean a lot out. During the last five days we have been able to get some liquids down her, but anything solid hurts. She hasn't been eating. In two days she lost 2lbs so I'm curious how much she has lost now.

Last night she went to bed due for Tylenol. Her temp was in the 101 range so I held off giving her the med. I checked her before going to bed a couple hours later and she was cool!!! This morning her temp is in the 99 range. It looks like we are done with her being sick. She's still hoarse and sounds nasally. I'm hoping that won't last much longer. After talking with some friends it sounds like Kaitlyn had/has Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease. If that's the case it can still be in her diapers for a few months.

1 comment:

Hilary said...

Bless her heart and yours!! No fun..get better Kaitlyn :)