I finally got a hold of the Dr. yesterday and Ella tested positive for a UTI. Although, this time they didn’t sound like it was that big of a deal. “Kids at this age sometimes get them because hands go everywhere during diaper changes, hard to keep them out”, etc. So I guess now we have to do a follow up urine sample in about a week once she’s off the antibiotics for a few days just to make sure it’s out of her system and then it sounds like we’re done.
She said they aren’t worried unless she gets them frequently from here on out, so just clean her well during diaper changes and keep her hands away from down there during diaper changes.
RELIEF! It sucks that it was positive but it’s also a relief that it isn’t as much follow up as they were making it out to be last week!
I took Ella to the Dr. yesterday and what I thought would be a quick appointment turned in to 2 1/2 hours! We went in and they said that the vommiting and diarrhea is just a viral infection and it will work it’s way out, they thought there was something more to it though and wanted a urine sample. After and hour and a half with a catch bag on she finally peed, but had pooped also which contaminated the sample. So, they had to cath my poor baby girl for a clean sample. In the meantime, while we were there she had already thrown up (first time since Sunday!) and was just plain exhausted. They got the clean sample and there were Nitrites or Nitrates (I cannot remember what they said) which leads them to believe that she has a urinary tract infection. So the sample is being sent off to a lab for further testing to see if that’s what it really is. While we’re waiting for the official results they’re treating her with antibiotics for a UTI. She ate half a cup of yogurt last night and a whole cup this morning which is the most she’s eaten since Sunday morning! So we’re moving in the right direction that she’f finally getting some food in her.
Any prayers would be greatly appreciated that the test at the office was a fluke and there is no UTI would be greatly appreciated! I’ll update again when I know more.
Was definitley unforgettable for us this year!
Ella let us sleep in until 8:30 (3rd day in a row!) and then we got up and cooked breakfast. Well, Daddy cooked breakfast. =) We then gave Daddy his gift (he already got his Grill so we did a little photography project for him)
Don’t worry, the actual finished product had cropped photos!
It was beautiful outside so we played outside for a while and then ran some errands. By this time it was time for Ella’s nap, she took a 2 1/2 hour nap, and then things went WAY downhill. Brad heard her making some noises so I went in to get her. Instead of smiling and standing up with her arms reached out to me, she just laid there with a pitiful look on her face! I picked her up and wrapped her in her blanket and she just laid her head on my shoulder and whined. We went out to the living room and she sat on my lap and started squirming, then it happened. She puked all over both of us. I was trying not to puke, Brad was trying to clean us up enough to be able to move to the bathtub and he kept gagging, it was horrible. And the whole time Ella was so scared by what had just happened that she just cried and wanted to rest on me. Ella and I took a bath and then 20 minutes later, it happened again, also while she was sitting on me, covering us both again. We got her all cleaned up and just let her stay in her PJ’s the rest of the day, I believe she was in bed by 6:30 last night. She was up constantly last night and threw up once during the night. She didn’t have a fever yesterday but was a little elevated this morning. Unfortunately I had to work today so Brad is home with her now, she hasn’t thrown up today and her fever broke. I’m just not getting as many updates as I would like. In order to get some liquid in to her last night she got a popsicle, she loved it. She’s had popsicles before but never the ones on a stick, she thought she was so cool. Went and sat in an old bouncy seat and just ate her popsicle.
So yes, an interesting day was had, we got through Ella’s first puking experience. A little tired, but we survived. Hopefully it’s out of her system now and she’s back to my happy little girl in no time!
I have so many exciting posts planned for the next couple of weeks to catch you up on everything from our trip! Today though I’m back at work and playing some serious catch up! Will post very soon!