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Friday, October 16, 2009

Wellness Checkups

As you may know, we have two girls. KJ just turned 4 years old and Dy is 18 months. Wednesday we went to the doctor for their wellness checkups. The girls had been feeling fine and received their immunizations like real champs. All was well, until 6:30 pm. Dy started acting different. I picked her up and kissed her head. She was hot! Really hot! I immediately gave her a dose of infant Tylenol, then a dose of infant Motrin to break the fever. It did the trick.

Around midnight, Dy woke up. She was running another high fever (103) and she had vomited. I immediately put her in the shower to cool her body temperature and then give her another dose of Tylenol and Motrin. This brought her fever down substantially, but did not break the fever. Bill and I decided to take her to the emergency room. Fortunately, we live near Children's Hospital. What a GREAT place. Everyone was super nice, even at 1:30 am in the morning. The hospital was quiet, we had missed rush hour by 2 hours. Within 30 minutes of getting to the hospital, Dy had been seen by a PA and our fears had been mitigated. Again, what a GREAT PLACE!!

Bill and I thought that Dy was having a reaction to one of the immunizations that she received on Wednesday, but the experienced staff at Children's said that was highly unlikely. It was much more likely that she picked up a virus, at the doctor's office. So the Wellness Checkup ended with a run to the emergency room. Some wellness checkup.

I'm aware that most people at the doctor's office are there because they are sick. I did take extra precautions by wiping the girls hands with antibacterial wipes several times. Just goes to show that some viruses are very persistent.

It just hurts my heart to see my sweet little girl sick.

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