Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Pearl and the Emergency Room:(


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:)


9 comments:

Rocky said...

This breaks my heart! We will keep praying for little Pearl and please keep us updated. Love you guys!!!

Alea said...

Aw Rach, this just breaks my heart! My mom saw your post and said that my little brother got meningitis as a baby and had to get a spinal tap and it was so hard to watch your baby go through that! I can't even imagine. I'm so sorry! Your family and little Pearl girl will be in our prayers tonight. I hope they figure out what's wrong so they can fix it!

Brooke said...

So sorry to hear! Hope she gets better soon! Love and prayers to you!

Alysha and Jason Whiting said...

I'm so sorry! We'll keep her in our prayers. How sad!

Sarah said...

Poor Pearl! We are praying for all of you! hang in there. And if you need someone to chat with in the middle of your night--we'll be awake.

Janeal said...

:( sad! Poor little Pearl! I hope they figure out what's going on with her soon!

Lauren said...

I hope she's okay, this is heart breaking! I will keep her and your family in my prayers.

Sara said...

Sick babies are no fun! Last May when Jordyn was at Primary Children's it was the worst, longest, saddest week of my life. I'm thinking about you guys!

Sydney said...

Poor Pearl! I hope she gets better and I hope you and Danny are doing okay! She is so sweet! I love the picture of her and Danny snuggling.

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