Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Hattie

So Hattie has been REALLY REALLY sick.

I took her to the Dr on Monday morning. They tested her blood and urine and the doctor concluded that it was just a virus. She weighs 26 lbs. No big shocker there, but at 3 1/2 yrs old, she's so tiny. When she's sick it is absolutely pitiful. Limp, lethargic...

The Dr said that with a virus she could continue to run this high fever to 2 more days. Ok. So I was going to give her through today.

Yesterday I was about to call the Dr and say we are going to the emergency room. She is NOT better. She has completely quit talking, due to her soar throat. And I don't know what else to do! Then the weirdest thing happened. I gave her a dose of ibuprofen and Silas called. Silas did this sweet little baby talk about how "pitiful" she was and how he missed her. We hung up the phone, she slid off the couch and hasn't been the same since.

She still isn't talking. Being the incessant talker that she is, it is very strange. She WILL NOT talk above an almost inaudible whisper. But she was energetic today.

Then the dr's office called. She has bacteria in her urine and they called an antibiotic in.

I don't know about her throat. If she's not talking better and her throat is still hurting I'm going to take her in again. But, it seems like she may be doing better now.

Thanks for all the prayers!!

6 comments:

Morgan said...

We will be praying for her. It is funny though how those big brothers love on there little sisters. Our boys just melt when Campbell Grace smiles at them! Glad she is getting better!

Stacy said...

Poor Hattie! Did they test her for Strep? Or maybe Mono? I sure hope she gets to feeling better! We enjoyed your song on the answering machine today! I'll try to get you called tomorrow! We're praying Hattie gets better fast!

Anonymous said...

Hey, if her throat is hurting, she doesn't need to talk. She especially doesn't need to whisper. That's the worst thing for a sore throat. Gargling with salt water and sipping on warm water, not drinking quickly will also help her throat.

Just some things that I learned from a doctor who's kids I taught. I pray she gets better. take care!

Andy

Becky M said...

We will be praying for Hattie. As a parent I have learned to always go with your gut no matter what a doctor may say. We had a scare with Abbie this past week. She had a seizure because of low blood sugars. I think the worst thing for a parent is to see your precious child sick. You should see a difference with the antibiotics right away.

Anonymous said...

so glad she's starting to feel better.
Jill

Erin said...

Poor Hattie...I hate that she is sick! I know what it is like when they are tiny and get sick (my almost 8 year old weighs about 45 pounds). I hope she feels better soon!