Monday, July 21, 2008

A Rundown On Emmy

Things have been crazy, crazy around here the past couple of days. I've lots to share! However, it's late and I only have a minute to post an update on Emmy. Thanks to all who have been calling and emailing to check on her! We appreciate your thoughts and prayers. I'll backtrack a little...

Friday night was one of the worst nights of all. Even a car ride around town in the middle of the night would not calm Princess Emily. Saturday morning she had broken out in a rash all over her body with the exception of her arms and legs. I panicked and got her to a doctor quickly.

The doctor did not know what was going on. She said it was not a reaction to the Amoxocillin we began on Friday morning. Rather it was a new symptom presenting itself after the fever breaking. So Saturday morning we had a really bad rash, fussiness, a sore throat and a low grade fever. We considered HFMD, but ruled it out. We also considered it a viral infection but couldn't place what type. The sore throat was a new symptom that came on early Friday. It got to the point where Emmy was not drinking anything and living strictly on Cheetos!

The doctor and I agreed that she was in a lot of pain. Screams and tears flooded the hours of the previous days and you could just tell that our baby wasn't feeling well. So we took her off the Amoxocillin and have been keeping her on a good amount of Oxycodone. The pain killers have made a world of a difference and she is able to have a pretty normal day and night. She's back to sleeping through the night too.

The rash was gone by Sunday mid morning, thankfully! We've had no new symptoms present themselves thus far and are glad she is more comfortable. She's still a little under the weather and you can tell her throat is still a little soar, but all-in-all, she's been happier.

We will continue to administer the pain meds as needed. In a couple more days we hope she is back to being good as new!

Thanks again for thinking of Princess Emmy! I am off to the doctor (again!!) tmrw morning and then I should be able to update more.


Bren said...

Oh, honey! How terrible! My prayers are definitely with her and hope she's good as new very, very soon.

Karen Coutu said...

I'll check back for an update tomorrow morning. I'm so glad to hear that the meds are making her more comfortable. (((hugs)))

Michelle said...

I'm sorry to hear she was feeling so sick! Hope she's on her way to being better now!