Thursday, February 12, 2009

ER for fever :(

Last night (or I guess it was considered this morning) at 3 a.m. Abbey woke up with a fever.  We had to take her to the emergency room because anytime her fever is over 100.4, they have to treat it as if it's a bacterial infection in her blood and give her antibiotics through her port as soon as possible.  Since the clinic is only open during regular business hours, anytime there is a problem after hours we go through the ER and the ER doctors stay closely in touch with our oncologist to tell him what her numbers are like and to decide what to do.  

Last night she was seeming "off" to me and laid on the couch much of the night before bedtime.  She was feeling warm, but her temp did not get to 100.4 by the time I put her to bed.  She woke up crying at 3 and she was very warm to the touch and her fever was over 100.4.  I called the doctor immediately and they sent us to the ER.  We were there until 7a.m. where they checked her blood and gave her the antibiotic.  We are home today and watching her closely to see if her fever comes back and how she does with the one dose of antibiotics.  She has no appetite today, but is playing and seeming better than last night.  She is saying that her legs hurt and wouldn't walk this morning, but as the day goes on, she isn't wanting to be held as much.  If her fever comes back, we will be going to the clinic first thing tomorrow morning for a second dose of antibiotics. If she seems to be on the up and up, we won't have to go back tomorrow.  So far her blood culture is not growing anything (good news) and they will continue to watch it for the next few days.  Please pray for her little body to get over whatever is going on and for this not to be a bacterial infection in her blood.  It's so sad when she's feeling sick and is hard to see the effects of the chemo.  We will let you know how she's doing if and when anything changes.  Thank you!

11 comments:

Kristine said...

Poor Abbey!! I hope this was a quick one-off thing and she feels better very soon!

virginia said...

We are on it! The prayer I mean. Hang in there Mom.

Beth said...

Praying right now!!

Heather said...

Praying for no fevers!! Funny you should post this.Zoey has been off today.Nothing I can put my finger on ,just off.No fever but I am a little uneasy.We have never,knock on wood had fevers.None of the other rounds.A fever now would mean immediate readmit and 3 major antibiotics to start.Hoping my intuition is off today!!One time I don't mind being wrong.Wishing you a rest and Abbey a peaceful nights sleep.

Jac Tubre said...

Poor Abbey girl. Praying it is just something simple that corrects itself.

Jac

Gill said...

Poor little one. Praying she is ok and you don't have to take her to ER.
Blessings to you all.x

ELISABETH said...

I'll be praying. God bless you.

daisy2biker said...

Hope Abbey is feeling better this morning! I will keep praying that this turns into nothing and that God will keep healing her little body! I hope and pray today is a better day.

~Bekky

Jenn said...

I just found your blog and will begin praying for Abbey. Blessings to you.

Aggie said...

Praying that Abbey will be feeling better soon!

Anonymous said...

My husband & I have Abbey in our prayers too!
Praying that her fever doesn't come back, and that she will have God's healing...

She sure is a sweetie! Your other children are very adorable also!

Hugs & Blessings,
~Lynn/Oklahoma City