Just wanted to give you a little update on our Jenelle. Since coming home Tuesday, she has still been running a low grade fever, and this morning she started vomiting. She has moments where she seems very normal for Jenelle and is bouncing around playing with toys, and moments where she is very cranky and obviously not feeling well. The good news is that her seizures are back under control, and I haven't noticed any since Tuesday morning. I've been in touch with her teacher and was told that two more classmates have gone home this week with fever of 104. That definitely makes me feel better knowing that it is a viral bug, and not some undiagnosed problem Jenelle can't tell us about. We all know how miserable it can be to be sick.
One thing I have been enjoying is the cuddling time I've had with Jenelle this week. Anyone in the family will tell you that we can always tell when Jenelle is not well because she likes to cuddle when she is sick. Along the same lines, I also have a very sweet story to share; during her illness Jenelle has really shown a preference for wanting her Mommy. The first time I noticed it was in the ER, when I got up to use the bathroom. As I sat up from the edge of her bed to leave the room, Jenelle sat up and appeared to almost reach for me. When I got back, Brett told me her eyes followed me out of the room. On Tuesday afternoon, Brett's Aunt Nicki noticed the same thing that Jenelle's eyes seemed to follow me around the room, as if she didn't want me far from her side. Jenelle has never been one to show preference for anyone, or any type of "stranger danger" when approached by new visitors. So to see her act this way is quite a special treat. And not to say she doesn't love her Daddy just as much, when Brett got home today to allow me to come to work, Jenelle stood up and walked over to him right away to give him a hug.
Hopefully we'll be rid of this bug soon, and Jenelle will be well enough for Thanksgiving. Thanks for the continued thoughts and prayers. I'll keep you posted!