Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Our little patient...

Good morning.

I'll try and make this quick, as I have to get back to my little patient.

First of all, THANK YOU to all of you who have asked about Jayla. She's doing alright, but is still at home from school today. I kept her home on Monday, due to her waking up with a temp of 102.6. Thankfully, we were able to keep it down around 99.5 most of the day. But of course, as fevers go, it went back up over night. She woke up yesterday with a 103.3 temp. And I could tell she really wasn't feeling well, because she didn't even put up a fuss about having to stay home. Daddy stayed with her most of the morning so I could take my MIL to have bloodwork done.

Most of yesterday, Jayla was very...uh, loungy. She just wanted to lay around and wasn't quite herself. But she did eat a little and drank alot. So that was good. Around 7pm, she fell asleep on the floor in front of the TV. So I carried her little listless body to her bed.

At 3:00 this morning, we heard a knock at our bedroom door. Jayla told us that she felt very hot. So daddy went in to take her temp, of which was 104! I jumped up just in case he was wanting to run her to the ER. Ya'll should've seen Dr. Daddy on the internet trying to find what might be going on :-).Anyway, long story short...we put a cool rag on her head, gave her some Motrin and took her temp every 30 minutes. Around 4:30am, it was at 101. So I decided to let her sleep it out. She asked if I'd sleep in her bed with her. DUH!!! Of course I will. :-)

Daddy left for work around 7am, so I went back to my bed. About 8:30, there was another knock on my door. I told Jayla to come in. She BOUNDED in the room with a great big, raspy voiced, "GOOD MORNING MOMMY!!!" :-) I took her temp and it was down to 97.9!!! WOO HOO!!! She fell back to sleep in my bed with her little stuffed reindeer, and slept until 10am. At which time her temp was 98.0.

I'm so glad last night's ordeal is over. But I'd better go now....I hear her jumping on my bed, hitting the chain of the ceiling fan :-) and asking for some "Chicken Noodle Sloop!"

Thanks again for asking about my sweet girl. Enjoy your day!

8 comments:

Adrienne said...

hahahahahaha glad she is feeling better!

Patti said...

Oh I am so glad Jayla is feeling better. We went through that a few weeks ago with Maddie. Her fever left little blisters on her face. They are so pitiful aren't they and it's so freaking SCARY!
Way to go Dr. Dad!

Lynilu said...

Wow, Look what I missed being away for a couple days! I'm so sorry the sweet girl was sick, and I'm even happier that she is getting back to normal!! Please give her a hug from me, OK? :)

Jude said...

That is what my boys had only they kept the fevers for days. So scary when it jumps that high isn;t it? I am so glad Miss J is better! :)

Veroncia said...

Glad to hear that Jayla is feeling a little better today. This flu/virus stuff that is going around ain't not joke. You be careful and take your vitamins and stuff too.

Cheryl Wray said...

Oh, I am SO glad that she is feeling better now. That is GOOD news!!!

Gretchen said...

I'm so glad she's better. They bounce back so quickly (thank goodness) when they're little. She'll be running after that soccer ball in no time.

Brown English Muffin said...

wow I've been away for too long....I hope she's feeling better.