Sunday, August 24, 2008

Seraph in the Hospital

Friday Seraph had a temperature of 102.4. Thanks to some wonderful neighbors who watched my other kids, I took her to the pediatrician's office where her fever was up to 104, her heart rate was up to 212, and her O2 level was down to the mid 40's. They called an ambulance and rushed Seraph back to the children's hospital.

In the ER, they gave her a dose of Tylenol rectally (I didn't even know they could do it like that!). Seraph tolerated it, but when they tried to stick a catheter in for a urine sample, she pooped and peed all over both nurses! (You should've seen the look of horror on her face!) I told her "good job, honey" and let her know she could pee on anyone who tried to stick something up there. Unfortunately, they had to give her another half dose of Tylenol cuz she hadn't had time to absorb it all.

She was admitted to the hospital on 7 liters of O2.

Today she's down to 4 liters of O2 and they've started feeding her formula again. Once she's down to 1/2 liter O2 again, she'll be able to come home. Her fever went down Saturday and never came up. They've run all sorts of tests to see if it's something more serious than just a cold...but so far they've all come back negative.

I miss her terribly, but she's going to be OK.

You'll understand if we're strict about asking you to thoroughly wash your hands when you come over and to postpone your visit if there's even a chance you might be sick. Thanks.


Amy said...

Oh my goodness, how awful! I'm so glad she's doing better, and that she'll be OK. What a scare! Was it something to do with the cold she had, or do they know?

Safire said...

Ack! We were so worried for her when your mom told us what happened. We're so sorry she is so sick! (Turns out my kids are sick too...fevers and runny noses. This is one nasty cold!)

Brandy said...

I'm so sorry to hear Seraph had to go through that but glad to know she's getting better. I'll be thinking about you all!

Laura said...

Oh my goodness! I think you have earned the right to be very careful with illness. I was VERY strict when my twins were small and anyone who was not okay with could call me paranoid all they wanted. Until they have had their baby in the hospital they can't possible get it.

Not that any one caused this. I just feel strongly.

I am so glad she is better. Poor mommy and daddy!


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