Monday, December 17, 2007

Booooo to the Flu!

Well, we have had a very eventful couple of days. Really just 15 hours, but it all started Saturday afternoon. Sophie had a low grade fever starting Saturday afternoon, and the highest it got was almost 103. So I was keeping in touch with the nurse hotline. Just the kind of mom I am. Anyway, it seemed like she was doing much better yesterday and it never got above 99 again...until 5. That was when she woke up from her afternoon nap, and it was almost 103 again. By 7 o'clock, it was at 106.5, so we took her to the E.R. on the advice of the nurse. Poor thing had quite a time there. They couldn't get a vein with a lot of failed effort. We felt incredibly helpless as she lay wrapped up on the table looking at us screaming "Up!" They inserted an i.v. to give fluids after they took the blood samples. Apparently after a while, it infiltrated or something because her little elbow swelled up like an apple. Another trauma. This happened just as she had dozed in my arms. Anyway, long story short, we left around 11 o'clock last night, not knowing anything other than it wasn't pneumonia or a urinary track infection.

This morning, we went to her doctor, who asked if they had tested for flu. After a q-tip in the nose and an hour later, we found out that she has flu. Wow. That was pretty anticlimactic. She's had a flu shot, so she didn't get it as badly, and it probably won't last as long. That's why it only showed up as a high fever. So we're home now. Just hoping she recovers quickly. She's mostly just a lump on the couch. But what a cute lump. She made lots of new friends last night. After they shot her in both legs with a dose of antibiotics, she put her hand up to her mouth to say "Thank you." Broke our hearts a little. Also, she kept standing at our door, pointing at one of the young male residents and named him "Fo fo." She was confident that he could make it all better, but he never noticed his little admirer.

Like I said....Booooo to the flu.


  1. Oh my gosh!!! Poor Sophie! Do you guys need anything?

  2. That stinks, Laurie! When the kids are sick, it's no fun. Although, I haven't figured out yet if it's worse when you're sick and still have to take care of the kids! So, here's to hoping you don't get sick, too!

  3. yep, hope you all don't get it!

  4. Laurie - It was so good visiting with you this afternoon. Glad Sophia is feeling better. We're anxious to meet your family.
    Bryan & Patty Switzer