Friday, February 27, 2009

Sick Day

I'm calling today a sick day.

Roo came down with a raging fever last night.

We took her to the after-hours care and spent four hours there. Her high fever, an infection and anxiety caused her heart to race out of control and we spent three of those hours in a panic-gripping fear.

This morning she woke up and the fever hasn't broken, but thank god, her heart rate is down. She's got a doctor's appointment this afternoon and her doctor is an amazing doctor and he's part of the pediatric cardiac unit so maybe he can clear the air for us... because it's in the back of our heads that her heart could've burst under such strain.

And what can you do?

What can you possibly do for your child when her heart is beating at almost 230 BPM? What do you do?

I'm an emotional wreck and utterly exhausted...

Here's to hoping that today will be a 100% than yesterday and that my precious baby will be okay.

12 comments:

Erika said...

Aww give Roo a hug for me! I remember laying with my babies and feeling their hearts race with fever. Take care!

Hattie said...

I hope Roo feels better for her sake and yours. I'm sure the Dr. will tell you her heart was racing b/c of the fever nothing else!!!

Rebecca Jo said...

Oh my goodness... that has to make you a nervous wreck too... does Roo react to music to calm down.. or maybe just rocking? Here's hoping that fever goes away quickly!!!

Yaya said...

Hoping everything is ok.

Columbia Lily said...

wow I am glad she is feeling less sick (at least heartwise).

chermonblie said...

Hopefully everything is better now and she's feeling well again!

Wendy said...

Holy crap, her heart was beating super fast! I hope she's feeling better, and you'll get some answers quick :)

Sassypants Wifey said...

My gosh, hopes that today was relaxing and that her fever broke early. That must have been so scary. Poor baby and poor momma! Get some rest and hope you both feel better!

The Blonde Duck said...

Feel better! That sounds terrifying!

John Deere Mom said...

How scary! Hope Roo is feeling better today and everything turns out well. Good luck!

Sarah said...

How scary! I hope the appointment goes well and the fever breaks soon!

Ashley said...

I hope Roo is feeling better by now. Sorry I'm a little late, had company in town until today!
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