Daniel and I agreed to skip Valentine’s Day this year. Instead, we were saving our money for Alaska and other big adventures hopefully happening later this year. At least I thought we agreed to skip it.
He surprised me with some chocolate covered strawberries, a geekily awesome necklace, and a sick kid.
To be fair, he didn’t really get me the sick kid. She must have caught something at school. I don’t know where else she would have picked this up. It’s just her luck that she would be sick over her four day weekend and while the weather was amazing.
It all started Thursday night, right before bed. She said that her throat was hurting a little. I gave her some cough medicine and sent her to bed. She woke me up at 3am to tell me that she had vomited, and I discovered she had quite the fever. That prompted Motrin, cuddling, and sleep.
She spent yesterday in bed all day, sleeping on and off. It was a beautiful day, a perfect day for adventuring, and my baby girl was unable to stay awake longer than 20 minutes at a time. She was eventually able to keep water and some food down and stated that her throat no longer hurt.
That all changed this morning. She could barely swallow or talk without some pretty bad pain. Daniel and I talked it over, and we ended up taking her to the urgicare center. I was afraid that it was strep. They did some throat cultures and gave her some Tylenol. She ended up vomiting while there, which prompted them to give her some IV fluids and do some blood tests.
She felt MUCH better after the fluids. I thought I was making sure she was drinking enough, but I was apparently wrong. The rapid strep test came back negative. Her labs were all good, except her white blood count was a tad elevated. That’s completely normal for someone with a fever and throat pain, though.
All signs seem to point towards viral infection, and the doctor agreed with this assessment. Just to be on the safe side, though, she did order a regular strep culture and a mono test. Those tests should take no longer than 48 hours, but the doctor seemed pretty confident they would both be negative.
We are having a lazy Saturday, spending the day watching movies and doing crafty stuffs.
I’m hoping she feels well enough tomorrow to get out for a few hours. We have plans with Megan, Dave, and Charlie. They already know that we’ll probably have to reschedule but I was really excited to get out and do some adventuring!
Daniel and I also had plans for a belated Valentine’s dinner this weekend. He had to work on the 14th. Oh well. We can have dinner anytime. I was just excited to not have to cook!
I just feel so helpless when she’s sick. I would give anything to take away her pain, but I don’t know what else I can do besides give her medication and make sure she’s resting.
Oh! I did do something semi-productive today. I started a Facebook page for this blog. So, go like it now, kthx. I also added the FB Page Widget to the sidebar for easy liking. Do it. You know you want to.
So…. what are all you lovely people up to on this fine Saturday? Since I’m stuck at home, I’d love to live vicariously through you all. Tell me about your exciting plans!