"Dehydration happens when HALLE's body is losing liquid."
So, we spent last night at Primary Children's Hospital, helping our little Halle control her fever and help her dehydration.
It all started on Christmas day, Halle got a little fever. Her little fever kept getting worse and worse as the day went on. Oh and she had had diarrhea for the past few days. Anyway as her fever got worse she wouldn't eat anything and hardly had anything to drink. So we treated the fever and the next morning she felt better and was playing with her new Christmas toys. We got in the car that afternoon to go to a lunch with friends. (it was so good to see all of you who were there!)
When I got back, Halle's fever had come back with a vengeance and she was totally lethargic. We decided to go a clinic that night. We went and saw a doctor at the foothill clinic. He told us she wasn't in danger yet, but that if she didn't get fluids in her she would probably get to that point. He sent us to primary children's. We headed up there and didn't have to wait a minute. They weighed her, took her temperature, which was 104, gave her some Motrin to reduce her fever, and took her to her room. When we got there 3 nurses a doctor and a resident were all in there helping our little baby. I knew everything was ok, but I didn't want to be there when they put in her IV. So i left to go to the bathroom. when i came back they had tried on one of her hands and hadn't gotten it in. So they tried on the other hand. I was there holding her legs. They sat there trying to get it forever and couldn't. My poor baby felt crappy enough and they didn't get her IV in until the third try!
After all of that (4 hours later) Halle started feeling better and and her fever went down. They found some bacteria in her urine sample so they gave us a prescription for an antibiotic. Told us to give her A LOT of liquids and keep her fever down with Motrin and Tylenol.
It was a rough night but we got through it! Halle was such a good girl and I just want my little baby girl back! She woke up this morning wanting a bottle, which is good, but her fever is back so we will be treating it and just hoping she gets over this fast!
She loved watching Elmo on Russ's iPhone. Yay for youtube and yay for iphones!