Lori's Side of the Story: Fevers        

Monday, January 17, 2011


Fevers are scary to me, always have been and are really scary for us now with Jack. Well a big fever arose Sunday morning for Jack and after a call to the doctor, off we went to the ER at Children's hospital. His counts were low when the first blood draw was taken (from the finger) so then he had to have more blood drawn for a blood culture and he got some antibiotics intravenously as a precaution. The nurses, as nice as they were, could not get that $#%* needle in his arm or his wrist (why try a bony wrist?) so they finally found a nice plump vein on arm number two and that worked great. I could hardly stand watching Jack hurting so bad, he was so brave. So home we went after four hours. We haven 't heard anything back about the blood culture which is pretty normal if everything was fine. The doctor, whom happened to share Jack's diagnosis, thinks that he has an upper respiratory infection. He is resting today still a fever...I am so sorry Jack isn't feeling well, but so grateful that we live so close to our doctors and a great hospital, grateful that this is the first time in three years that he has had a fever, and grateful that this is just a virus.

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