Saturday, October 11, 2008

A really bad day for us...

Today was a bad day in so many ways I don't even know where to begin. I guess I'll just stick to the major two things.

Edited out the 1st thing, as a lunatic on the Fugly board is trying to make interwebz life and real life come together...

The 2nd thing was that fever Sierra has had all week got a lot worse. She was 104.2, and barely moving so I took her to the ER at Moses Cone, in Greensboro by my mom's house. 7 hours later, we transferred to Wake Forest/Baptist here in Winston. Sierra has a chest Xray that showed some sort of viral thing, had to be catheterized (sp?) and have an IV put in. The IV ended up in her artery, so they removed it. Jaymes tried to protect her during the catheter insertion by attacking the nurses and screaming "STOP IT! IT'S OK! STOP IT!"

She has a weird rash on both elbows/arms. The area is red and swollen, with tiny little bubbles all over it. It's very hot to touch. They drew a line around it to see if it grows tonight. she has a new IV, it took 2 failed attempts to get it in and much crying.

Sierra is just wretchedly miserable. You can see it in her face, how bad she feels and how scared and upset. She misses daddy too.. But how can I make her understand we can't be around Daddy right now? He's her favorite person in the world, her #1.

So here we are, me, Sierra, and Jaymes in the Peds unit at Baptist. At least there is wireless internet. I can't sleep and I haven't eaten, because no one feeds parents I guess. Jaymes had some nuggets that a nice lady at the other ER bought him...

3 comments:

Evergrey said...

*hugs* I wish I could lend you strength, but I know you have it in you to get through this. We're all rooting for you here.

lavenderfish said...

Love you Squishy, I hope things get better for you soon

Kelley said...

oh Babe. I have no idea what to say.

Sending hugs to you...