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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Our HORRIBLE night and day

So I keep telling everyone how bad Tatum is at teething ... she has been waking up several times a night and SCREAMING like a gorilla was/is tearing her arms and legs off. She went for her 9 month check up last Tuesday - everything was A-okay then on Thursday Her Grandmama (Andy's mom) calls and asks me if she has been acting sick?! I say well she is teething - she says she is very hot - I told her I was on the way and I would be there within a few minutes~ I got there - took her temp it was 104.2 I started to FREAK out - called the Dr they told me to get her in a warm bath, give her Motrin and watch her temp. So I did ... within 30 minutes her fever was down to 102.2 and all was getting better - since then she has been on and off fever and very crabby. I took her to the Dr on Thursday just to make sure it wasn't something else - they said they thought it was a viral infection and time and Tylenol and Motrin would heal it. Since then her fever has not been that high, but she has continued to have them ... then last night ...

At 2 am I hear what sounds like a hurt puppy ... whining and crying ... I thought she was just "talking" her self back to sleep ... but it was a weird noise so I thought I better go check on her. (On Monday night Andy sleeps upstairs - he works on Tuesday am at 3 am so he sleeps up there and showers up there to keep from waking me up more than she does) I go to her room ... she is lethargic ... can't hold her head up, can't sit up and is BURNING up! I yell up to Andy "I need help down here - HURRY" He comes flying down the stairs (naked may I add) ... I give him the phone - here leave a message for the Dr to call us back - I am taking her temp now - 104.9 I take her cloths off put her in the tub - the Dr calls says to give her Motrin asap and watch her fever, said she would call back in 30 minutes. 30 min later I was feeding her a bottle, getting her ready to go back to bed - her fever had already dropped to 101.2 and she was very sleepy! The Dr told us to bring her in the office today.

Tatum wakes up at 7:15 and I get her ready, give her her am bottle, try to feed her (she has not been eating) and we play a little - then we leave to go to the Dr. we get there and we have a NEW Dr. At first I was like OMG this is freakin' great - but I LOVED HER!!! She was wonderful! Anyway ... tells me that she either has a viral infection or a UTI - we need to get a urine sample. I say how do we do that ... she says by catherator (sp?), I start to cry. I ask her if she is aware that I am preggo. She says if you can't be in the room that is fine. I say no I don't think I can. Now the 2 girls (nurses) in the office are her honorary aunts- we know them very well. they come in upset that they have to do this to her and I cry harder. So I walk out and stand in the office - she starts to SCREAM, I start sobbing. The Dr takes me to another room and tries to console me. I hear the door open, I run to her ... mommy's here mommy's here ... turns out my little Tatum Bell has a UTI. And it is off the chart bad! OMG how horrible am I - she has probably had it for a week and I thought it was her freakin' teeth.

So I have to take the urine sample to the lab at the hospital and go get her script filled - my mom meets me at the Dr picks Tatum up. I go to CVS drive thru drop off the script - go to the hospital drop of the sample then back to CVS. To my mom's to give her the meds. I get to work around 11. Geese day blown.

But it is good thing- at least now we know what it is and she will get better soon. Wow she may not be such a bad teether. All is good - until 2. At 2 my mom calls. Tatum has had projectile diarrhea and she thinks her temp is WORSE. I leave work rush to her house, get the baby. Run her to the Dr. OMG she is allergic to the meds - nope not allergic - after all just a VERY STRONG med that made her belly upset - good luck for the next 10 days. Did I mention she CAN NOT go in the SUN?!

So that was my day - I hope my night is better - how was yours?

8 comments:

Stacie said...

OH YIKES that poor sweet thing! And you too...it's so hard to see your baby sick and I've had uti's...they're freakin' MISERABLE! I hope all is well very VERY soon!
Stacie

Chris said...

Oh poor Tatum...and mommy! So glad they figured it out and she's on her way to getting better. That whole story just sounds awful!! I would have had no idea either. Thankfully you went upstairs that night and checked on her.

I hope you and she are better very, very soon!!! ((((((HUGS)))))))))

angela said...

Oh my gosh!! I will pray that you have a better night. I hate that sometimes as parents you can be completely thrown for a loop by something like that. Hope you guys feel better soon.

tommie said...

ooh, sounds horrible. I do hope you have an easier night.

The Kept Woman said...

(I want to address the part where you say what a horrible you are thinking it was her teeth...I hope you're kidding but seriously, you did what anyone would have, it seems like the obvious problem (the teeth), UTIs are very hard to track especially in babies being that they're not potty trained and don't have the vocabulary to express what's going on)

Now, hope the peanut is feeling better and I just saw (b/c I've been slacking on my blgo reading) that you're having a boy! Congrats!!!! I'm so excited for you! Only a week and a half until I know for sure on this end...

Moi said...

My goodness, I hope you all are doing better this morning. You're in my thoughts.

Miss Tatum, I hope you are all better soon!

Robin said...

poor baby girl! and, poor you for having to go through all of this!

i'm sure it's hard to see tatum so sick like this...but, i hope the medicine (explosive or not :0) ) makes her feel better soon!

Andrea said...

Wow, I can't believe they didn't want you to come in when her fever was so high! Hope she feels better soon!