Wednesday, April 25, 2007

My Super Sick Baby...

After our amazing weekend, Camden woke up on Tuesday with 102.4 temperature. I immediately called in for a sub. I woke up Jay so that he could feed Camden, while I ran to school to get things ready for the sub. In the short hour I was gone, Camden's temp went up to 103.3. Now I was worried. I gave her Tylenol and put a cool rag on her head to try to get it to come down. She was still smiling, but a little clingy...still not acting to sick. About 45 minutes later, I took her temperature again and it was 103.4...I put her in a cool bath to try and get it to drop. She screamed for ten minutes straight! When I got her out, I dressed her and tried to calm her down. She cried for almost an hour...I was FREAKED out now...her temp was still rising and I couldn't get her to relax. Finally after singing, talking, walking, and rocking I got her to fall asleep. I called the doctor and got an appointment for 11:30. They told me if her temp goes any higher to take her to the emergency room, but they thought she was okay right now, especially since she was sleeping. To make a long story short, after a LONG doctor's visit, we found out that Camden has strep;( It took most of today to finally get her temperature to break and start feeling a little better. We are hoping that she makes it through the night without fever.

After leaving the doctor, Camden and I had to drive threw horrible weather. I can't remember being so scared to drive. I couldn't see a thing. I soon found out, that the only thing worse then having a baby at home with a 103 degree temperature...was having a baby at home with a 103 degree temperature and having to chill in the bathtub because of the tornadoes.

14 comments:

campers said...

wow!What a day! I am glad a tornado didn't eat y'all , and that her temp isn't rising anymore! She is a lucky little girl to have such a great momma! Love u!

mamaw said...

I take full responsibility for the screaming in the bathtub. I should have told you to start with the lukewarm water and add the cool. I hope she will forgive Mamaw for being so stupid. Glad she is doing better. Love you.
Mom

Hollie Reese said...

Wow! That is crazy! I didn't know babies that small could get strep throat! I am glad she is feeling better!

Finally an Abrigg..... said...

poooooooor baby camdennn and mav!!!! you are such a good momma!!!!!! i am impressed by you daily! i miss ya'll a ton!

mamao-nonna said...

I'm so glad that Mamaw could help you keep the temp under control - screaming or not - you did GREAT, Mamaw!
It sounds like it was quite a WILD day, but Camden is a tough cookie to take the pain of strep throat. It really hurts!!!!!!!
Keep those tornados away!!
Love you all!
MamaO.

Mav_Mom said...

You did a great job! It is always so scary when they are young and can't tell you what is wrong. Camden was a trouper - not surprising! Next time (and there will be plenty!) will be much easier. Sounds like Miss Priss might be a "good" sick baby too!

Love ya!

the thorntons said...

Bless her little heart...and yours too! I'm glad things are better and that she has such a wonderful mom. She's cute even when she's sick!! :)

The Floydster said...

Yikes!!! Scary stuff. I'm impressed that you did so many things before going to the doctor; that most likely would have been my first move. Glad you all came through it so well.

AAFC

KirkKrew said...

Poor Camden! I hope she starts feeling better soon! We miss you guys!
Love,
Jenn, Lamar & the girls

Jamie Chitty said...

Hi Mav!! It was a nice surprise to find you on my blog. You look like you are doing well. Your lil' one is adorable!! I will pray that he gets to feeling better.

Charis said...

Poor Camden and Mav!! Thank God for grandmas to call and ask advice!! You did a great job... I would've had no clue what to do!! Also, the AVP tour is coming to Tampa soon and we are going to go too. But I'm not sure I want a pic with Kerri Walsh b/c her abs would put my big belly to shame! Ha!

Laura said...

Poor precious baby! I hate it she was so sick! But you are so good to and I hope that I know what to do when I'm a Mom! YES!!! When you come to Austin, 214 499 8636. We need to go to dinner or lunch :). Both! Ha. I would love to see you and your little girl! Matthew will be doing his clerkship then so I am flexible. I think Stacy will be here too! Love you! Let me know!

Rick & Shara said...

Maddox is wanting to see his girlfriend! We hope she is feeling better too. I miss you tons and can't wait to get together soon. I also found a cheap picture place too that my friend told me about. We might have to check it out to use for another time! Love you!

Cassy said...

So sad... is she completely well now? Hey, are you coming to Macy's shower this weekend? If so, bring Camden! I really want to see her!