Sunday, April 02, 2006
Friday morning, while changing Emaline's diaper for the first time since we woke up, I saw a pink line down the middle of her diaper. What is this? Blood of course. I called the doctor and had to leave a message. When they called me back I was at McDonald's and I told them I was real close to their office and I had the diaper with me. (if this ever happens to you, save the diaper!) They had me bring her in. One look at the diaper and our favorite Nurse Practioner jumped into motion. She told me that there could be a few different reasons why there was blood in the diaper, but we wouldn't have that conversation until we knew the cause. She asked me if I wanted to stay in the room while they did a catheter or would I like to take Parker out of room, since he is very protective of sister. I opted to stand out in the hall with Parker since I don't do well with things like that anyway. We went in the room when they finished and held that sweet girl. Moments later, Nurse Kami came in and then told me we needed to have a conversation. She had an infection. WHAT? She gave me the run down and told me we would have a long day. Which we did. Next we needed to go have a blood culture (forgive all of my misspellings of all this medical stuff), and then come back to the office for an antibiotic shot. We needed to fill a prescription for a 10 day antibiotic. Husband met me to pick up Parker and go get the medicine. I went to have the blood thing done. Have you ever held down a 2 month old against her will while someone put a needle in her arm and warns you that if she moves any she will need to do it again? I kept telling myself not to pass out. I focused on Emaline's eyes. I made it through it and so did she, like a champ. I have asked lots of questions. The doctor has even called me for the past 2 days to check on her and to see if I have had any questions. I LOVE OUR DOCTORS! Emaline hasn't spiked any fever, Praise GOD! We did receive the news that the infection isn't in her blood, which is a good thing. We get the results of the blood culture tomorrow morning, and I will post more then. From what I understand, after that we begin a series of tests at Cook's. Thank you all for your prayers and thoughts. Keep praying us through this difficult stressful time.