Last night Pearl woke up crying and when I tried feeding her, (her favorite pastime) she wouldn't eat and felt SUPER hot. I took her temperature and it was 102. So we took her to the emergency room around 2:30 and they did a bunch of tests. They took her blood and x rays then gave her a catheter:( They tested for RSV, the flu, influenza, strep and all came back negative. Since they still didn't know what was wrong they had to do a spinal tap:( The first doctor didn't seem like he knew what he was doing and tried to get spinal fluid for almost 25 minutes! It was one of the saddest things I have ever seen. She was SCREAMING so hard she gave her self a hernia:( That Doctor was unsuccessful even after all that poking. So they called the pediatrician on call and he was able to do it in 10 minutes. They sent her cultures to their lab and we will hopefully have some results soon. As of right now her fever is still the same but they have started her on an IV and an antibiotic. We will have to be in the hospital for 2 more days because a baby 6 weeks old with a fever this high is considered critical.
It's so weird because yesterday she was completely normal and happy.
She is not a happy camper right now. I'm missing her smiley self:(
This is a pic of her IV. I had never seen a baby get an IV. They have to board it out like a penguin wing because their arms are so small.
She is snuggling with Danny in the mean time. We will keep you posted as soon as we figure out what is going on:)