Thursday, May 10, 2012

Sickness is No Fun

This past week starting on Thursday Gracie was not feeling well, starting not wanting to eat..her throat hurt, by Saturday it was worse so we took her in to Dr who said well looks like allergies. Hmm, I was very unhappy about that diagnoses, I just knew there was more to it. By Monday we took her in again since she ran a fever all weekend and was just getting worse again. This New Dr. did strep test , blood work, and saw nothing , but gave us amoxicillan since she felt she was fighting something. Still by Wed this week she was wayyyy worse. Took her in again a third time, same Dr, ran same tests again, then sent us to a pediatrician. While waiting for the pediatrician we got message from nurse that says the ped didn't want to see her and we were to go to the ER.  (I was on my way to a Dr apt that was about an hr away, Terry had her at this apt, and we had a funeral to be at by 2 in the afternoon. ). Needless to say , as soon as I heard she was heading to the ER, I turned around and met them there at the hospital to hold my baby girl close. At first they thought they would put her in hospital, then the dr decided to give her a shot of antibiotic. When he looked in her throat it took him two seconds to say "wow, she has a large abscess on her tonsil".  I'm not sure why the other two doctors could not see that, or why the ped couldn't see her and tell us this too. We were just thankful to have a answer finally!! And to get our daughter on the mend quickly.  She was a trooper that is for sure through it all. Isn't it amazing how hard and hurtful it is when you children are sick? The sleepless nights getting up looking at her, watching over her and worry that goes along with not knowing what is wrong and not being able to help her.
So after the shot , Terry took her home to nap, I went to the funeral, and by that night Terry was bringing her to mom's house to join us all. She was suddenly eating, drinking, and even playing with her cousins. She had not done any of that for 7 days. So nice to have our Gracie back!! During all the Dr visits and frustration it was so nice to hear messages from my face book of people encouraging and offering their prayers for her.
 Above: At hospital ~ you can see how miserable she was, wouldn't even swallow her own spit!! 7 hours later, she is eating a bowl of cereal and looking soooo much better!!!! Thank you Lord!

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