Monday, August 31, 2009

Between a short trip to visit my parents, Morgan Kate's first birthday party, and a fever stricken one year old the blog has been very neglected. I do apologize. I am still trying and learning how to fit everything in and get it all done.

Short recap of the last few days...

Wednesday we left to visit my parents. We had a wonderful trip that included hunting for Travis and my dad and dinner and pedicures for my mom and I. A girl always needs a good pedicure. Oh, and there may have also been some shopping in there. We came back on Friday and spent the rest of the day finalizing things for MK's first birthday party.

Saturday we partied, partied, partied! It was a beautiful day and we had so much fun. I didn't sit down at all, nor did I have anything to eat, but it was all so worth it. I think I got a small taste of what my parents probably felt like the day I got married. Ha. Everything was absolutely perfect and I was so thankful for all of our family and friends that were able to attend. I have a zillion pictures from the day, but I am still working on uploading all of them and thinking of a fun, creative way to share them with all of you. Here's a sneak peek of the birthday girl...

Saturday night we were pooped. I gave MK her bottle, rocked her for just a few minutes, placed her in her crib and then I headed to bed myself. There were toys everywhere, bags that needed to be unpacked and dishes that seriously needed washing, but the bed was definitely calling my name and I desperately needed sleep. Around midnight MK began crying. It was a strange cry, not one I had ever heard before. I let her fuss for a few minutes and then went in to check on her. The minute I picked her up I knew something was wrong. She was so hot and her body felt like it was on fire. I took her temperature and it was 102.

Of course I freaked a little because she has never had a fever. Seriously. My first thought was, "Okay, what is wrong? Is she okay? Is her breathing okay?" My second thought was, "Oh gosh...she was around other children today, what if she got them sick?" Travis and I spent the rest of the night sleeping in our den trading her off. She slept with me for awhile in the recliner and then slept with him for awhile on the couch. Bright and early Sunday morning I called the doctor's office. By this time her fever was only 101 so we waited and made an appointment for this morning. As of 7pm tonight she still had a fever, but today at the doctor her ears were fine, her throat was fine. She's not coughing, she doesn't have a runny nose, no diarrhea, and her flu test came back negative. Thank goodness. The only thing we are still waiting on is her urine analysis which will determine whether or not she has a urinary tract infection. Dr. G said that sometimes little girls get them and the only symptom they have is a fever. If it's not a UTI then I guess the fever must be because she is teething. She hasn't had a fever with any of her other teeth, but she just cut her upper top right tooth and maybe that's why she has a fever. There's a first time for everything, right?

Needless to say it's been a busy last few days. But I am back! I have lots of pictures to share and several things to blog about. Stay tuned...


Heather said...

I can't wait to see more birthday party pictures.

So sorry about little MK not feeling well. There have been some really weird childhood illnesses coming back. My youngest had roseola a few months ago. She had a high fever for a day or two and then was fine but broke out in a rash all over her body a few days later. The bad thing about that is you don't know they are contagious until the rash appears-you just think that it is teething or a bug. Roseola isn't harmful and doesn't itch, it just makes them feel bad for a day or two and then they look bad for several days.

I hope she feels better soon and it is just those miserable teeth coming in.

Sherry Pyle said...

So glad she had a great first Birthday!!!!!
I know it was fun.
So sorry she is sick.
Every illness when they are young is so hard because they can't tell you what is wrong.
I'm sure she will be over this soon.
She is so wonderful and everyone loves her so!!!!

jan kessler said...

She is so precious and she sure did love partying on Saturday. MaMa and I had a blast. We just love her so much. You and Travis too!! Hope to be able to see you guys very soon. Love Ya,

Aunt J