Friday, November 21, 2008

Sophie's fever

Sophie ran a temperature of 104.9 last night, and we were able to get it down to 102 with ibuprofen and a bath. The doctor wanted a strep test done this morning, and we were all surprised that it came back negative. The lab technician said her tonsils are so swollen that they're almost touching. She had a bad night and ended up sleeping with us. I think she was having nightmares--she kept waking up screaming. Our cat, Edge, is the "watchdog (watchcat?)" over the kids, and is especially close by when one of them is sick. He usually doesn't sleep near the head of the bed, but last night he was practically attached to Sophie. It was a sweet sight! So far the boys haven't shown signs of getting sick, but I expect that might change as the weekend progresses.

My CT scan yesterday was a little more involved than I expected. I thought I'd be in and out in less than an hour, but it was closer to three hours. I had to drink two big bottles of chalky liquid, then they gave me an IV for the contrast dye. Holy cow--surely if there's something in there they'll be able to see it with all of that?? Keeping my fingers crossed that they figure it out, and that it's NOTHING to worry about. In the meantime, I'm worrying myself crazy over it...

Kelly is going to brave the germs and come watch the kids for us tonight so we can go to the MAPS "hoe-down". They'll have a BBQ dinner and square dancing, and we'd been really looking forward to it before Sophie got sick. Hopefully she's feeling ok by the time we leave, and even if we can just go long enough to have dinner it will be fun to get out of the house on a pseudo-date!


Jennifer Gragg said...

No hoe-down for us. :-\ Hope you enjoy it though! I can't wait to hear about it, so don't forget to blog about your date. Also, still waiting on those tree pix!

Sorry to hear Sophie's feeling so sick! That's one HIGH fever! :-\ Zoe hardly ever runs a fever, but when she does, she starts saying CRAZY things. Scary! Hope she's much better soon & that no one else catches the bug. Thinking of you & praying your results are positive. {hugs}