Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Poor Katelyn...And Not One of the Highlights of the Trip!



Whenever we come to Salt Lake for a visit, at least one of my kids gets sick. This time was Katelyn's turn. She woke in the night on Monday with a fever. Luckily, I have learned to carry Tylenol or Motrin with me at all times. Her fever continued on through Tuesday. She was very clingy and pretty much sat on my lap the whole day. Her lowest temp was just over 102 and her highest was nearly 104. My dad told me I should take her to an urgent care but I thought a good nights rest would solve the problem. Wrong! As soon as my head hit the pillow around 10:00, she woke up with her highest temperature. Unfortunately all the urgent care places had just closed, so I decided to just take her to the ER. We have now done this with all three of our kids for one reason or another. It was after ten and I knew I would be there for at least a couple of hours. I knew it would be a long night. The doctor found an ear infection in each ear and dosed her up with pain relief and antibiotic. They even put numbing drops in her ear to help with pain. She slept good after all that and has been acting much better! Just another adventure while on our trip!

7 comments:

Barnes Family said...

Oh no!! It's the worst when your kids get sick. They don't know what's happening and they can't really tell you where it hurts.. I'll never forget the first time Madi got really sick. Vomit everywhere.. Merry Christmas!! I'm glad that they were able to give Katelyn something to make her feel better that's no fun.

Robyn said...

Why does that ALWAYS happen on vacation? Poor thing!

Kimberly said...

Poor baby! Ear infections are the worst...I would know...Blake had one every other week from 6-12 months! That's always hard when you're on vacation too!

Diane said...

I'm glad to know she's ok. Fevers late at night are the worst! Hopefully she's back to her normal cute little self quickly! Love ya!

Alinde said...

poor katelyn! that is no fun being sick, especially when on vacation. I'm glad you got to visit. I'm really sorry you had to go to the ER! That seems to happen to our kids too, it must be Utah. (smile) just kidding.

Anyhow- I just wanted you and Kelly to know that I love reading your blog and hearing how you're doing. I think you have cute kids, and boy does Connor look like Kelly!! WOW. (smile)

sure love ya,
Aimee

ellisboys said...

So sad, my kids always get sick when we are camping, it sucks when you are in the mountains and no medication available.

Grandma Hand said...

Oh my gosh! It seems to happen when you are away from home or on a holiday weekend. I am glad that everything is okay now. That high of a fever is scary and I am glad you took her to the ER. I am glad Patti didn't know about this her being so far away from home. All is well that ends well.