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This blog follows both my personal and professional life, featuring my children, photography jobs, and of course, my love for animals. It's basically my own personal photo album combined with an information source for my clients. This site is very informal and allows me to share a little bit of my personality with you. :)

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

SICK!!!

Okay...so this weekend/week has been terrible. On Friday evening, Hailey spiked a 102.8 fever. I tried all night to get it down, but never got it below 101.2. On Saturday, we took her to the doctors. He said that she basically had a fever with no symptoms, so he wanted to run a urinalysis and blood work to make sure it wasn't something serious like Bacterial Meningitis or a blood infection. We left there and went over to the hospital for the lab to take her blood. After nine attempts to find a vein, they ended up sending us over to the Emergency Room and they put an IV in Hailey's head to get blood from her. It was so sad. Anyways, in the end after a special visit to the doctor's on Sunday, we found out that she has Coxsakie Virus which is canker-like sores in her mouth and down her throat. It is extremely contagious and has been terrible because it hurts to swallow. They gave her Tylenol with Codienefor the pain, but since it is viral there is nothing they can do to make her better. Needless to say, it was a long weekend. Especially when we went to Grandma's to pick up Kenyon Sunday night and he spiked a 103.0 fever with the same symptoms. I wouldn't curse this on my worst enemy...


Hailey and Mommy...
Lots of love and cuddles...
This was the beautiful bandage that they put on her head after the IV. She looked like a little punk rocker...
Trying to smile...
Another "kind-of" smile...
Not a happy girl...

1 comment:

Marissa Vargason said...

Awe :( Poor baby. Its so hard to see your kids go through things like this. Im glad it wasnt something like meningitis. The scary thing is cocksaxie has been going around. Scary stuff, some it just hardly does anything, others its can be super serious stuff. Hugs to you both and hope she feels better soon!