Today, we will all be happy to be home together after the hard week it has been. With Aaron due home at 1:30 today, we will start the weekend early and have a whole lot of resting on the agenda.
The seasonal change is hitting us hard. Lauryn got sick last Thursday and vomited 4 times and was not herself for about 2 days. By Saturday, we thought we were through it all, and the girls and I enjoyed an evening with friends at the pumpkin patch. They got to do a hay ride, choose a pumpkin and see all kinds of animals. We had so much fun.
Sunday morning, I woke with a cough and Naomi vomited. Whether it was something she picked up from Lauryn or the pumpkin patch, we do not know. I suspect my cough was a result of how dusty it was at the pumpkin patch. But it started another week of low-grade fevers for Naomi (99.7-100.8). For my other children, this temp would not concern me, especially considering she was eating fine, and seemed mostly normal, but the order are to go to ER over 101. On occasion, her temp would go to like 101.3 or 101.5, but that was always when she was under a fleece blanket. Upon removing the blanket, it would go under the 101 where she is required to go to ER. She had been moody this week, but I expect it had to do with me hounding her about drinking and checking temps constantly and the fear of going to the hospital. She otherwise acted like herself much of the time but with a few less gymnastics.
On Thursday evening, her temp was over 101 and not coming down With Aaron and I both exhausted, and Naomi crying like crazy because she did NOT want to go back to the hospital, he took her into the ER. The hospital was fantastic at getting her right in to a private room and not exposing her to anyone else. They questioned them at the door about possible exposure to ebola and whisked her into a private room while they contacted her physician.
Dr. Walsh was on call. She ordered a CBC, verified Naomi’s results were good, ordered Tylenol, which was administered immediately, and then in the absence of any physical symptoms other than the fever, they sent Naomi home.