Sunday, May 3, 2009

Fiona's adventure at the E.R.

Don't worry, she's ok!

Last night Fiona had a slight fever, then this morning when she woke up she had more of a fever and was completely miserable. She threw up all over me (why, why always on me?) and was shaking and seemed to be in a lot of pain. We called the nurse, who told us to make sure she stayed hydrated and call back if she didn't stop throwing up or got worse. After a delicious tylenol-gatorade cocktail she seemed to perk up a little, and managed to eat some lunch, but when her tylenol wore off her fever got pretty high and she went right back to being miserable. We called the nurse back, and she had the doctor call us, who thought that since she had two urinary tract infections in the past, we should bring her to the children's hospital today to have her checked out rather than waiting until tomorrow to see the doctor.

After quite a lot of waiting they brought us back to a room to wait for the doctor, and even gave Fiona hor own tie in the back hospital gown to wear! Here are a couple of blurry cell phone pictures...

After some more waiting they catheterised her and took a urine sample, and after a lot more waiting they found she did have a UTI. Then there was some more waiting and they gave her an antibiotic injection, and then after waiting again (to make sure there was no allergic reaction) we were allowed to leave. Total time spent in E.R. with very unhappy, tired, cranky baby: almost 6 hours. Which I think is probably on the shorter side!

Unfortunately Ben and I were going to see Leonard Cohen tonight, and we had to miss it. Luckily we managed to sell the tickets for almost face value to someone else, so it wasn't a complete loss, but I was looking forward to it. Oh well. She's sleeping peacefully now, and seemed more comfortable already when I put her to bed, so I guess I'll forgive her for the inconvenience ;-)


Cathy said...

Poor Fiona. I am glad she is feeling better. Her little hospital outfit is so cute. Six hours is so long!

Tanya Cothran said...

Sorry you had to miss your concert! At least you still have the CD... we can sing along and pretend we are at a live concert next time we are over, if it makes you feel better. :)