The girls and I spent the last few days in New Mexico. On Wednesday we were up at the elementary school, where I used to work, visiting some of my sweet friends when I looked over at Hailey and noticed she did not look good. I asked her if she was ok and her response was “Mom, I all of a sudden feel REALLY bad!” I swung into the nurse’s office (my former office) and found that she was running fever. She said her throat was really hurting so I took her back to my mom’s house, gave her some motrin, and got her tucked into bed. I alternated tylenol and motrin every 3 hours through the night and thankfully she did not have a fever by morning.
Unfortunately that did not last long. I had made an appointment with her primary doctor for Thursday morning but quickly realized that she was not going to be able to wait. She moaned the entire trip home. And as luck would have it, she started vomiting just east of Flagstaff. I called Chris and told him that I was taking her straight to the ER. Even with motrin and tylenol around the clock she was still running a fever of 100.8 and aching everywhere.
I pulled into the ER at about 4:00 p.m. and we were pleasantly surprised to be seen by a doctor within 15 minutes of walking in the hospital. Hailey was dehydrated so they started an IV, gave her a bag of fluid, and tested her for Strep, which came back positive. We had the sweetest nurse, Christy, who commented that we looked “very comfortable” in the ER. My response was kind of along the lines of “yep, we are professionals when it comes to being in the hospital with our kids.” Once we found out it was Strep, we knew that she would be fine. Fluids, antibiotics, and some rest and she’d be good to go. We walked out the door of the ER at 7:00 p.m. and I must say, it was one of the most pleasant ER trips we have ever had!
So tonight, I am thankful for:
-a quick trip to the ER
-a sweet girl who is so tough; she didn’t even make a peep when they started her IV
-so many well wishes & prayers
Speaking of prayers, Chris took Skylar home while I was with Hailey and as they pulled in the garage Skylar offered up this prayer:
“Dear God…please help my sister feel better. I don’t think she should die!”
Leave it to Skylar to keep it short and to the point!