Thursday, January 12, 2012

1st ER visit ;(

Last night was the night. It was our first visit to the ER with a sick toddler. I am so thankful that it wasn't until almost 20 months that we had to make our first trip but it's still scary. Wyatt hasn't been feeling well since Tuesday afternoon/evening. He woke up from his nap with a fever on Tuesday. I was pretty sure it was teeth. He has (and still doesn't) have ANY other symptoms. We began the usual meds. for fever reduction in a 23 lbs. 20 month old. ;/ Wednesday came and we continued the meds. and he ran a low grade temp. all day while on medicine. He had times where he played and took a great nap. Since we thought it was his teeth and he was on the mend we decided to join Mark's family for a b-day dinner. He was in a pretty good mood but hit a wall not long after we got there. He fell asleep at the restaurant on Mark's lap. We got home and took his temp. 103.7 AHHH!!! Getting him more medicine and making a few phone calls to double check what we were doing was right his fever went down pretty quickly. In the middle of the night he woke again, still to early for any medicine, with a HIGH fever again. When it was finally time to give him another dose it wasn't helping. ;( We loaded up and headed to the ER. NOT FUN AT ALL....the snow started coming down pretty heavy while we were on our way too! He couldn't sleep he would just making a little whiny noise. It was pitiful.
We got to the ER and were checked in. We didn't have to wait long before we were taken to a room. The hospital has a new children's wing so that was nice. He was a terror and wanted nothing to do with getting any vitals or being touched by ANYONE other than Mark or I. His fever was still on the rise so the supplemented with some more medication and it started to fall. The Dr. came in and checked him ALL over...with ALL that said....he had swollen tonsils and blisters on his throat. It wasn't HFM, it was just a virus that will "run it's course."
We were discharged and got home about 6am. ;( Mark and I looked at each other and knew we still made the right decision. It's dangerous for a child to have a 104 fever, it's not good when medication isn't making the fever go down. I am so thankful we had people to call for questions too! For our first ER visit and I think we made out pretty well. We have done nothing but nurse a fever all day. We are pushing fluids as much as possible.
I am ready to have my crazy boy back!! It never fails we have IKEA trip this weekend. We are praying for the next 24 hrs. to be some major healing!

Tomorrow is FINALLY Friday!! Maybe another snow day??? ;)


  1. Poor little guy...hope he feels better soon! Have a "safe" Ikea trip!

  2. I am so sorry!!! Poor little thing!!
    I am hoping Mr. Wyatt feels better soon!!!


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