The roller coaster life of a stay-home-mom in her early twenties! Hang on tight!!!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

learning new tricks with Amy

Yes, I know I have been absent for the past week. I have been in full mommy mode, taking care of a sick baby :(. You see, last Saturday my poor Amy woke up with a fever of 101. By midday it had spiked up to 103! Needless to day by that night, with a inconsolable baby, we were headed to the ER.

After a hour and a half we were called back. since Amy was still running a fever with ibuprofen in her system, the doctor proceeded to order a ton of tests. It was the worst! Amelia already had a huge fear of doctors and nurses since the last time her doctor tried to draw her blood (2 days and 5 sticks later, she was terrified of medical personal). So this time with a blood draw, a urine sample (which at this age means a catheter), chest x ray and a flu test, needless say she was miserable and so were her parents. I know it was necessary but it was the hardest.

The good news is that the flu test came back negative, the chest x-ray fine and the urine sample good. 

The bad news was that her blood test came back with her white blood cell count a little high. Which ment she was fighting off something. So they chalked it up to a viral infection and gave her a shot of antibiotics and told us to follow up with her regular doctor on Monday. 

Monday: We followed up and was given another 10 days of antibiotics and was assured that she wasn't contagious. 

Tuesday: We pick up the antibiotics and ran into another road block. Poor Amelia threw up everything in her stomach every time we would try and give them to her. Two changes of clothes later for both mommy and Amy, I needed to come up with a more creative approach.So we ventured to the grocery store for inspiration. 

The solution: Yogurt!
It's perfect! For those of you who don't know, antibiotics almost always causes horrible diarrhea in infants. Yes I have seen it before it is not fun. Yogurt is the perfect thing to counteract that side effect and it masks that taste and texture of those pesky antibiotics. 

So we tried it and... it worked! 

We are now on day 3 of the medicine she is doing mountains better and takes her medicine twice a day with no trowing up or diarrhea.

I am so happy to see that smile on my babies face again. 


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