this is mostly for the grandparents in New Zealand, but you others can read too
#3 is super sick. Fever of 38.7 or higher for the last 36 hours. Nothing is bringing it down. Doesn’t sleep well, for obvious reasons. Vomited twice on Sunday night, loose bowels continue. Not interested in eating much or drinking much, which of course is resulting in dehydration.
Took him to doc this morning. She was horrified that he hadn’t had any vaccinations since he was three months. I looked at her and said something like “we’ve got more important things to deal with at the moment!” But she made sure to remind me before we left that I needed to make sure he got his shots as soon as he’s better.
His ears are fine, throat is fine. She’s concerned about the prolonged fever. Chest is okay, from what she could hear, but she ordered a chest x-ray just to make sure. . Something about infants being difficult to determine. She thinks it might be pneumonia. Also ordered blood tests. Blood from 14 months old veins!! That was horrible. And because he’s dehydrated the blood didn’t flow very well and they had to stick him on the other side too. He was screaming and exhausted by the end.
Once the doctor said we’d have to get blood drawn and xrays, I called my mom to ask her to pick up the girls. they were doing great at the office, but I knew they wouldn’t be able to endure unknown wait times and walking all over the complex to get the tests done. That was a good move because #2 is still not 100% and by the time I got back to my mom’s place she was about to fall asleep in her chair watching Blue’s Clues.
For all of you reading, please pray for the following:
- that #3 will drink A LOT. We’ve been told to give him Pedialyte but he’s just not interested. If he continues to not drink by this evening I’m predicting he’ll be in the hospital to get re-hydrated.
- for healing. I don’t know what’s wrong with him but God does.
Will update as I’m able.
Update 9pm: It’s bronchitis. Much better than pneumonia. Prescriptions have been filled and given under his duress. Humidifier is going in his room. New prayer request: that he sleeps through the night!