Saturday, January 25, 2014

Sick Baby Girl

This past week has been a rough one in the Starr household.  Natalie started it out by puking up her breakfast on Sunday morning, and running a really high fever.  She slept most of the day, and whined constantly when she was awake.  She refused to drink anything, and wanted Mommy to hold her all the time. Tylenol and Ibuprofen helped with the fevers a little, but she was still miserable.  Monday was basically the same, except she started looking more dehydrated.
On Tuesday, I finally took her to the doctor.  I was a bit suspicious that she had an ear infection.  She was continuing to have high fevers, a runny nose, vomiting, and she was starting to hold on to her ears.  My suspicions were confirmed... double ear infection.  The doctor told us that she would give us another 24 hours to try and rehydrate her at home, if she still wasn't drinking at that point, we'd have to go into the Emergency Room and get rehydrated with IV fluids.  So, with Amoxicillin on board, and lots of prayer and coaxing, she started drinking better.  She slept better at night, which made her much happier during the day.

(Sunday morning)
She carried her green bowl around all day in case she got sick... just like the big kids do when they aren't feeling well.  It was pretty cute.  She was sad when Daddy and the other kids left for Sunday School, and she had to stay home.  She was definitely happy when they all got back from church!  She sat on Sissy's lap and snuggled for a while with her blankie.
Nolan was pretty sad that Natie was sick.
At the doctor's office, feeling a bit puny.
Wednesday, she wanted a protein shake when I made one for the other kids.
She still slept a lot, but was starting to act like she felt better.
Today, she's drinking well, starting to eat some real food, and spunky as ever!  Thank you, God, for touching our baby girl!

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