Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Sick....Sick....Sick....Busy....Busy....Busy....

Becca has been so sick since Sunday night. Fever, throwing up, typical flu symptoms. I thought she was getting better yesterday morning when I left for work but I guess she was not.

Jeremy, Kaylee and myself all had a dental appt yesterday at noon so I took a half a day off work. It was a new dentist so I had to do all the NEW PATIENT paperwork. You know how it is. J had no cavities but K has 3. I couldn't believe it. She is the one that brushes her teeth with no questions asked. J is always, "why, why do I eed to brush them again, I brushed them yesterday" I guess it's the age. The x-ray tech told me after his x-rays that he continously was asking her why she as doing so many x-rays and such. I suppose asking why about things isn't all that bad so long as they're given the right answer, huh? Anyhow- I approved of our new dentist and K goes back for some nitrus oxide and 3 fillings on April 4. I will be off work for spring break that week and Eric is taking some well deserved vacation time then too so she will have both of us there with her.

After our dental and doctor appt (K had a doctor appt at 3:30 too) I went home to pick up Vanessa so she could stay with Jeremy at his practice while I took Kaylee to dance class. (becca seemed alright at this time as I ran in to check on her quickly) I arrived back home around 6:45 pm and her fever was back up to 102.6. She had still not kept anything down and I said let's go to urgent care-emergency. Left J and K to Eric to get them something to eat (as they both missed lunch at school and after the dentist, they had to wait for the flouride treatment they had before scarfing down only a granola bar with water (which I try and keep a box of in the car at all times) THANK GOODNESS!!!!
We checked in ER around 7:15 pm and did not get home until alomst 1 am. She was dehydrated (which I assumed already) and she got a shot in her butt to stop the vomiting. They took a urine sample and checked her blood (which I had already told the DR. that I have to remind her constantly to take an iron pill a day. (she is anemic like I am) DR. came back in to tell us that she has a really BAD case of the flu. Ok- by this time we were both so exhausted and the shot they gave her made her sleepy so by 12:45am we were happy to accept her discharge papers and head for home. I felt like I'd been drug around the world and back again by the time I hit my bed ....(Laying the wrong way in our bed cause E and K were taking up the whole top of the bed, I fell asleep opposite from from them, which is sometimes more comfy cause we all have more room...)

I stayed home with her today to keep an eye on her and make sure she is getting fluids and such. She has not had anymore vomiting yet but the fever is still a problem. Since this morning, I've been kepping her temp barely under 100 only by ibuprofin every 4 hours. She has kept down a small bowl of mashed potatos that I made for her around 11 am and then a cup of soup (only 1/2) this evening. Thats a good sign I guess, huh? She missed her first softball game of the season this year
today :( (I called Coach today personally to tell him that she was still really sick and he understood)
I want to thank Heather soooooo much for not only picking up Jeremy for me this Am but she offered to to take Kaylee home with her so I get could some rest and take care of Becca. It was really nice, I got Becca's room sprayed down with Lysol and started on the laundry. I almost finished up the kids' laundry (except for Jeremy's missing baseball sock,,,,eeewwweee, where do they gooooooo:????)
She seems to be a bit better tonight. We just watched Kevin 'Chicken Little" get voted off American Idol. Although I gave her more Ibuprofin less than an hour ago to bring her fever back down. Can this just be the flu??? I am so done with dealing with sickness. I pray that this one does not go through our whole home.....
J has started his baseball games last week and today Eric was the Umpire for their team game! J did really good- he hit and played 3rd base like you would not believe. He had some excellent throws and plays this afternoon and his team tied the game 2 to 2 to finish....

5 comments:

Heather/SHTEZQ said...

GO JEREMY!!!!

NO PROB TAKING KAYLEE WE HAD FUN. ANYTIME AND YOU KNOW IT.

I HOPE BECCA GETS BETTER SOON. TELL HER WE LOVE HER

grody jo-dee said...

hugs and sympathy from one sicky to another! although mine doesn't sound nearly as bad as becca's. hope your house is getting back to normal....i find that sickness and dr. appts. always put me behind.

Michelle said...

Goodness you've been busy. Bust out the lysol and give the house a once over this weekend to stop those nasty flu germs!

mommygoingcrazy said...

Wow, reading your post made me tired! Good luck to all! Hope you get some rest soon!

Debby said...

Hope Becca is doing better soon....thank god we are all healthy for now. Dont you just love baseball, I love going to Joshs games... And ya gotta hand it to Eric I volunterred 1 time to umpire, I will never say anything to one again, they got there job cut out for them, alot harder then it looks I guess.