Friday, August 28, 2009

The "ghost" fever

Hello again...♥
Wednesday afternoon Hannah began running a fever.  She was lying in the bed with me and I noticed she was radiating heat!!  So I took the thermometer (keep in mind we've found Hannah playing with it on more than just one occasion) and took her temp under her arm.  WOW!!! It was pretty high... I can't remember what it was now but I gave her some motrin and watched it from there.

At about 2:30 am, Yes I was up, I noticed that Hannah was shivering really bad ):  I hate it when she does that!  I took her temp again and it was 103.6!!!!!  Normally I am the one that freaks out.... but this time Kevin was the one who decided we should take her to the ER.  So in her pjs and elmo slippers....

 off we went to Wake Med North.  There wasn't anyone there when we got there.... I was expecting a room full of weirdos and sickos, LOL! Anyways, poor Hannah is so sleepy and hot.  Finally we're called into the triage and the nurse takes down useless information.  She did take her temp again under her tongue and that was the first time Hannah had ever done it that way!! I was proud (:  Then we go into the little room to wait for the dr.  Hannah sorta pepped up once we were in there and entertained herself by playing on her daddy's phone.  The nurse came in and took a throat culture and then wanted a urine sample.  She asked me if I thought Hannah could pee in a cup on the potty and I thought for certain she could.  I certainly didn't want her to have to use a catheter ):  So the pee in a cup was successful and Hannah was promised a popcicle (the doctor did say her throat looked a little red) and since she peed in the cup she got a treasure out of the treasure box.  Hannah picked an orange frog who's eyeballs bulged out when squeezed.  Both tests came back negative and the dr. decides she's fine and it's just a "ghost" fever.  We were advised to continue to alternate the motrin and tylenol and were sent on our tired way back home.  Except we stopped at WalMart to get a better thermometer.  We think that maybe our old one read the wrong temp and that it wasn't as high as we thought it was, thus sending us running to to ER, worried.  Ha. Well... this one seems to work nicely.  It's one of those you stick in the ear.  It's pretty neat (:  
Hannah is feeling better now.... still has a low grade fever but with no other symptoms no one will want to see her so I guess we wait.  I'm just glad she seems to be feeling better!!!


Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄ƷJust JenuwineƸ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ said...

SO glad it wasn't more serious! I remember how scary it was when Brandon had all those high fevers with the ear infections and all the trips to the ER...

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