Friday, November 17, 2006

High fever and a trip to the ER!

Well, last night when she got home from daycare, Jenelle was running a fever of 103. I gave her Tylenol and she was fine the rest of the evening. Around 3:00 a.m., she was awake and running a fever of 100. More Tylenol and she went back to sleep. At 6:30 this morning, Jenelle had a fever of 105.3! Off to the ER we went!

At the ER, they ran some tests (blood, urine & an x-ray) and everything is clear. With the very high fever, they are not taking chances and gave Jenelle IV antibiotics. They assume it is "something bacterial" and we have to return to the ER tomorrow for culture results and another round of IV antibiotics (beats a night in the hospital!)

Jenelle is very fussy and crying a lot and its been hard to keep her temperature down. She is holding down fluids, which is good. I think that was the main reason they sent us home, she was hydrated, and we could keep her hydrated via g-tube. The very good news is that she has had some seizures, but none over a minute! Fortunately, we've kept those under control!

Here is a really blurry photo (from my camera phone) of Miss Jenelle and her nasty IV. She didn't like it at all! She is such a trooper!

I hope the ER isn't crowded on Saturday morning. Thanks you for prayers and get well vibes! I'll keep you posted!


Danielle said...

Wow, I stop checking the blog for a few days and things go CRAZY!! :( Sorry to hear about the g-tube incident. At least you can say you have been there and done that. And REALLY sorry about the fever! What's up with that? Hope she has had her flu shot this year. Wish she came into MY ER/Clinic :) Well, if she has to come to the hospital at all, I mean.

ladybug said...

sending hugs and healing to little miss jenelle! i enjoy reading about her progress, especially the pulling up on the sofa! :) she is a beauty, for sure...even when she isnt feeling good.

a little get-well flower for jenelle