Friday, June 27, 2008

Baby Girl has been sick today.....


Well, Eliana is slowly warming up to Kay-Kay! We thought that she was scared all day....she has been very shy and has slept non-stop (which is not like her at all). Then, our amazing facilitators came over to see us and hang out for awhile. SHE WAS SO SCARED!! She thought they were going to take her back. She just held so tight to Chris and cried and frowned. It made me so sad. She started getting hot....and we checked her temperature....102.6. Pray for baby girl tonight! We're not sure why she would have a fever while she is on an antibiotic (anyone know why). It just makes me a little nervous because of all she has been through. Our facilitator just kept saying wow.....it is so good to see her looking so happy with us. Thank you Lord for our precious baby.

Love y'all,
Lindsey

23 comments:

Jodie said...
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Jodie said...

Hey guys,

she could have a virus, which an antibiotic will not treat (they treat infections)...sometimes viruses just need to run there course unfortunatly :( Corynn had one for 5 days & was miserable! I hope she feels better soon!

Mare and Reid said...

I am so glad Kay-Kay is there now! I will be praying for you as you begin your journey and Chris continues in Tenn. Can't wait to hear more about your precious baby girl!

April said...

Hi!!! Antibiotics will treat bacterial infections, and Eliana may have a virus, so antibiotics wouldn't treat a viral infection, just a bacterial infection, so that could be why she is still sick even though on antibiotics....I am praying she is better soon, and you have a great weekend and Chris has a safe trip back home..Sending hugs..

Kim and Xochitl Clara said...

It could be teething. Xochitl gets fevers all the time when she is teething, even when she was on antibiotics. It always made her really tired for a day or two and then would make her really fussy for a day or two. Then, all of a sudden there would be a new tooth and all would return to normal. You're all in our thoughts and prayers!

Anonymous said...

Ok that's the mother of all strollers - no doubt.
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Lee Anne and John said...
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Lee Anne and John said...

Hi Lindsey and Chris,

I sure hope that Eliana feels better real soon. Both my kids had pnuemonia this spring (I am also a nurse). The reason she may still have a fever is either the infection is viral or perhaps the antibiotic prescribed is not the correct one. If the fever persists or goes up I would contact the physician and ask to have her evaluated. Given her recent hospitalization and respiratory problems he/she may want to see her. It took my daughter a few tries to find the correct antibiotic therapy to finally make her well. I pray that Eliana feels like her old self soon and we can see some more of those adorable smiley pictures.
Hugs,
Lee Anne

Guatmama said...

Great advice from the other bloggers. My thoughts, too. Either a virus or teeth! So glad she is bonding so well to you both!
Ashley
mama first, pharmacist on the other days

kristin said...

ugh! it breaks my heart to think of her being scared she'd be taken away... i wish there was a way to explain it all to the little ones. i'm so glad she's with you forever there... it's great that she knows who to hold on to. :) i hope she feels better soon!

redmaryjanes said...

My good friend Laura told us about your darling daughter on our Saturday Morning Chat Group. I will be praying for her and for all of you.

Bobbi said...

Speaking from experience, I would say it is viral. My Dr. always says around 101-101.5 is an infection, andover 102 means viral (not always, just a general). Her immune system is down, and you may have carried it and she caught it. Reese got really sick a lot when he first came home. The Dr. said it takes a year for them to build an immune system to us. Not to be a downer. Usually viruses last about3-7 days, so Ihope she bounces back quickly.

That is so great that she is already so attached!!! Great news.

Thinking of you all today as Chris leaves.

The Huffs said...

It could be one of a few things... Virus, maybe the antibiotics aren't strong enough to kick it, maybe she's teething (they do get fevers from that, although some doctors will say they do not). If it's a virus, it will have to run its course. UGH! We will pray for her. She will be fine - God will take care of her (and she has Mommy and Daddy there too). It sounds like she has totally bonded with you and Chris. Isn't that the best feeling in the world!?!

Laura said...

When my daughter had a virus last week, she ran a 103.1 temperature. I took her to the ER because it was so early in the morning on a Saturday when the doctor's office is closed. They took a little blood and said that it was a virus because the blood count was 6 (it is supposed to be between 4 and 11). If the count had been high, that would mean it was bacterial. If Eliana has a bacteria the blood count should show that. If you go back to the doctor there, you might ask for blood work. My doctor does it every time before she prescribes an antibiotic because if viruses are treated with antibiotics which doesn't work anyways, the antibiotics won't work as well when bacteria is the problem because they would have built up an immunity to that antibiotic. Good luck!!

Erin said...

yeah, what they said.

I was in Nashville yesterday and really missing you. Can't wait to see you and that beautiful girl there soon!

love you!
Erin

the Hansels said...

Fevers are good, that means her body is fighting an infection! If you can, order "How to Raise a Healthy Child in Spite of Your Doctor"!

Belinda said...

Lindsey,

I ran across your blog from another blog asking for prayers. We are praying for you and hope your little one gets well soon and out of PGN.. So nice you could be there with her until her homecomming. Our Daughter came home at 15 months and we were not able to do a visit trip, nor did I go on the pick up because I had a baby during our looong process.
Take care,
Belinda

jlo said...

LIndsey and Chris,

Dr. Moms above are probably correct. Just keep an eye on her. It is normal for kids to sleep when they have a fever. If she gets where she looks lethargic and you can't arouse her, then get concerned and go to the ER/doctor. Give her Tylenol every 4-6 hours as needed as long as she has fever. Look on the bottle to see what the strength of Tylenol is (see how many millagrams/ml) usually it is 80/0.8ml if you get the Equate brand in the states. Eliana weighs around 7.5kg if she is still the same weight, so she can have the full 0.8 or you can give .8 plus another .4 if needed.

Both viral and bacterial infections can cause a high white blood cell count (one has to look at whether the lymphocytes or neutrorphils are high). She is under a lot of stress probably, which weakens the immune system. Since she has done so well, I think the medicine is working well (it covers pneumonia, ear infections, and general bacterial infections). Shoot me an email if you have specific questions. We're praying for yall.

Robyn said...

I am so sorry that Eliana is sick. I will definitely be praying for her!!

Robyn

*Overflowing* said...

could definitely be a virus...those stubborn bugs will definitely give high fevers. Even if she only has the symptoms of a fever, it could also be pneumonia and regular antibiotics won't help this...she'd need some 'special' ones. Praying for your sweetie...I'm just so glad you are there with her...no doubt the best medicine!

Lainie said...

Lindsey, I'm sad that Chris had to leave, but so glad you're mom can be there with you two!

It sounds like you're getting some excellent advice, too. Of course, I have to put my two cents in. Given how so, so sick Eliana was, I sure wouldn't assume it's viral if her fever persists. In any case, I do know you and Kay will pray and do what's best.

Tell Eliana that her Gr'aunt Lainie loves her!

Love you, and pray for each of you every day,
Lainie

Lori said...

WE have been thinking of you and praying! We will continue to do so. I hope that she feels better soon. If someone can bring down to you or get it as soon as you get home some Acidophilus. It is the "good" bacteria that should be in your tummy and it gets wiped out when you have been taking antibiotics. You can find it in a "natural or organic store". Only buy the refrigerated stuff though! 8 to 10 billion strain! Hang in there - God's got this!!

Dawn said...

Just an FYI, teething will not cause a fever as high as Eliana's. Hopefully she kicks the virus soon!

Lots of love,
PNP Student in NC