Saturday, January 29, 2011

Too Hot to Handle

Elisabeth is quite ill with a urinary tract infection. It's been more than a year since we took her off all her medications for vesicoureteral reflux, and she'd been doing well. But, Libby started showing troublesome signs earlier in the week, so I checked with her urology office and then took her to our local clinic for a lab test. By then it was late Friday, so we didn't get the positive result and start the antibiotic until this morning. This morning, her fever was 103 degrees and climbing. We spent most of the afternoon trying to bring her down from a high of 104.6.

She missed team photos for basketball, as well as her first game. But that didn't make her nearly as sad as missing her cousin's sledding birthday party. Libby was happy to get Sprite on demand, but it wasn't much of a consolation.

There's been ongoing communication with a nurse at the hospital... I feel we have a good understanding of what's wrong and what needs to happen for Libby to get better... and the follow-up appointments are already scheduled. Still, it's never any fun to have a sick kid. Libby is so miserable. Please, say an extra prayer.


Ellen said...

Praying that Libby is back to herself soon. We really missed her yesterday.

Joanne said...

Prayers on their way. I pray she gets better soon. Blessings, Joanne