Saturday, April 16, 2011

Relaxing Weekend Getaway...... Or Not!

What was supposed to be a wonderful weekend in the mountains with therapists and other wonderful parents, learning how to better help Makenzie and myself use her talker, turned into Makenzie spiking a fever of 102.5 and us heading home less then 24 hours after we got there.

I don't do well when Makenzie is sick. Multiply not well by 300 times when I am not in the comfort and safety of home, a long way away from my trusted team of doctors, The Children's Hospital, and it is the middle of the night. Not Good.

Then add onto that how much work it was to get my family up there, how upset my kids were to miss out on zip lining, horseback riding and many other fun activities, getting to know other parents who understood and expressed having many of the same issues I am having with Augmentative communication, and time missed being able to just talk, and laugh with people who understand....... I drove down the mountain pretty bitter, in tears trying not to loose it so I could see where I was driving. I NEEDED this weekend for many reasons but it was just not in the cards.

When we got home I dosed Makenzie up with Mortin and Musinex and laid down on the couch with her. I knew Makenzie was really sick when she fell asleep on the couch with the boys milling about and the TV on. She slept there for almost 3 hours and when she woke up her fever was sky high again. I called her doctor and made the decision to wait until this morning to take her in.

She was very restless last night and was so grateful to be at home. We moved back and forth from the bed to the couch most of the night and much to my dismay again this morning her fever was sitting at almost 102 degrees. So my mom came and got the boys and Makenzie and I headed into the doctors office.

Makenzie may be sick but she is such a trooper! There is no Strep or Flu. She is presenting classic signs of a respiratory virus BUT.... her lungs are completely clear!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so relieved and thankful that God has given Makenzie the strength to protect her airway and clear her secretions. God is so good!

Makenzie is just about done with lunch.... the first meal she has had since Thursday night. She seems to be tolerating it just fine.... knock on wood. She still has fever reducers on board but seems to be feeling a bit better. I am still upset and wish I was enjoying a weekend away from real life. There will be another camp in the fall and I hope we can make it to that one with out any issues but for today I am going to cuddle my baby girl and do whatever it takes to help her feel better!

Believe... Prayer Works!

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