Monday, December 29, 2008

Still sick...

Well, Olivia still has the fever (not near as high, but still present). So for the drive back from Texas, we had the concern of her fever and then the added bonus of the bloody stools. The stools progressively got worse throughout the drive, so we decided that we would drive straight through the night (again) and get her to Children's Hospital ASAP. Again, she was a great baby and didn't cry or fuss unless we were changing her diaper. We got her to the hospital and they took 4 x-rays, blood, a stool sample from a dirty diaper, urine via a catheter (ouch), and mucous sample from her nose. After all that, they found nothing! Don't get me wrong. I'm glad they were able to rule out a lot of the possible causes (intussusception was a big concern), but I hate not knowing what made my daughter so sick. Her stools seem to have fixed themselves, but her fever is lingering at 100.6. The stool cultures will be complete tomorrow, so her pediatrician will call us and let us know if anything grew. I will keep you posted.

Christmas pictures are coming.

6 comments:

Genevieve said...

praying for Olivia, so sorry you had to endure such worry. I hope the fever breaks tnite and she feels better by morning.

peace to you and yours.

Phoenix's Mom said...

Sending prayers that she is feeling better soon! Hugs from Phoenix!
Angela

Cindy said...

Sending prayers your way!

Cindy

Julie said...

I hope Olivia feels better soon and they can figure out what is causing her fever.

Lil' Chris' Mom said...

I just found your blog through Cindy's. I just wanted to say HI and I look forward to reading more of your blog. I'll be praying for Olivia, I wish I had an answer for you, but my son didn't have that problem too much.
M
acure4lilchris.blogspot.com

Carrie said...

Hi! I am so sorry your baby girl is sick. Hopefully by now she is feeling better. Its so hard when they are babies.....especially when you throw cf into the mix. My son had some major issues up until he was about 2 then things got so much better for him health wise. He is now 5 years old. His main problem now is weight gain. I just started a new blog yesterday and am interested in meeting other parents of children with cf. I hope your baby is feeling better very soon....we will pray for her.
Happy New Year!
Carrie