Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The toughest night of my life!

Wow! Where do I start? My daughter woke up yesterday morning telling me that her body was hot. I thought she was going to be fine, and just let her stay home from preschool. As the day progressed, her fever got worse and worse. Usually, she fights off everything, but this time, she did not look the same. As night hit, she progressively got worse, to the point that in the middle of the night, she got to the point of 105 degrees. Of course, I rushed her to the ER.

My own mother, took a cab, to my house to take my daughter to the ER. Since I am pregnant, and my husband is on a trip overseas, I needed major help. When we got there, they were very concerned with her high fever. They asked me multiple questions and ruled out the possibility of a cold or flu and a virus. The doctor spoke to me and asked me that she wanted to take a urine sample of her. When girls her age get high fevers like this one, usually it's because they may have a urinary tract infection that is trying to spread in the body. She also ordered a chest x-ray, as well as a blood test.

I felt like I was going through a bad dream. I had so many people come up to me, asking me the same questions. After awhile, I wish they had left us alone because it was non-stop chaos. Needless to say, the urine sample, where they stuck a tube up her urinary opening, was not very pleasant. My daughter was screaming for her life, and I just wish it would be over with. That was followed by blood tests and chest x-ray, and to top it off, an IV for her.

The doctor came back with the results confirming that she had a urinary infection. I am glad we went to the ER and was able to find out the issue. Unlike our last visit, which is another story in itself. However, what I don't like about hospitals is that, too many people come and ask the same questions. It's almost like non-stop interrogation. Anyhow, we were discharged, which I am glad, because there is no better place than home. My daughter was given antibiotics and she feels a whole lot better.

I am glad that this is over with! It felt like a really bad nightmare.


  1. Oh, I'm so sorry to hear this! Poor little girl! I used to get those all the time when I was little. Runs in my family actually... So many of us have chronic UTI's. Not fun! I hope she'll get to feeling better soon!

  2. that must have been scary! glad they were able to find out what was wrong so quickly! poor baby

  3. Thank you for all your support! It's been a tough couple of nights, not being able to sleep. Hopefully, she will feel better tonight. I really need some sleep.

  4. Hey, same here! We just went through this. So, so scary.