The protective gear that is worn when dealing with any bodily fluids
This morning, I thought we were off to a good start. Kayla was playing Mario Cart on the Wii and seemed to feel "ok". She would stop, get sick, and continue playing. It was comforting to see that she could keep playing despite how sick she would get. Mostly, she slept today which was fine by us! Physical Therapy came in to do some work with her. We went fishing for these little magnetic fish that had been carefully strewn all around the 2nd floor. Kayla wobbled as I carefully walked beside her to make sure she didn't fall. It was really hard for her to see because of the swelling in her eyelids. After the slow fishing trip, we walked over to the physical therapy room to work on a puzzle. There was a balance strip placed with a slight step up and then another strip. The goal is to walk along it toe to heel. It was wobbly and slow and painful for me to watch. She clearly just wanted to sleep, but we kept up the hard work for a little bit. When I saw that she had given it all she had, the therapist asked her if she could do five more for her. Each trip up and back the strips earned her one puzzle piece. I could hear it in Kayla's breathing that she just didn't have it in her. I told the therapist that I would be fine with one more. Kayla looked very relieved. I don't see the big deal. She was throwing a foot ball the other day. She was running and playing. She will bounce back. I understand the importance of movement, but there will be time for all of that. What she needed today was sleep! Poor kid.
About an hour or two later, I went over to rub Kayla's head and noticed she felt very hot to my touch. I grabbed the thermometer and took her temperature. Sure enough, she had spiked a fever of 103.0. Yikes. Then, she started throwing up again..... Torture. So sad to watch. We called in the nurse and they ordered blood cultures, Tylenol and 1 dose of an antibiotic. We kept the cold wash cloths coming and she slept and slept. It is now after 7:30pm. Kayla's Temperature is currently 101. It's coming down! We hope that tomorrow will be a better day. We hope the temperature stays gone and that the cultures come back all negative. There is never a dull moment around here!
Sleep my baby, sleep.