Tuesday, November 24, 2009

No more waiting

While visiting Mississippi with Amanda, Ella started having fevers and spots returning to her tongue. It was the day before they flew back, so Amanda treated her with Tylenol, Motrin and vigilance. The day of their return flight, Ella's fever spiked at 104.6°F and never dropped below 100°F. I dropped the boys off at Soda & Pop's to spend the night and went to get my girls from the airport. We went straight to Children's Hospital to have Ella checked out.

They took her temp (it was about 101.5°F, I think) and took a urine sample to test for a UTI. The immediate results came back inconclusive, so, since she could keep down fluids and seemed to respond to the Tylenol and Motrin routine, they prescribed antibiotics and sent us home while the cultures developed. We got the results today (after having to do a little arm-twisting of the folks at Children's).

Although they weren't certain exactly which strain she had, Ella was developing what appeared to be a pretty nasty UTI. The antibiotics the ER prescribed should handle it though, but this means we have to meet with urology again and schedule Ella's surgery.

Our appointment with the urologist is on December 9th and they say they'd schedule surgery about two weeks out from there. That puts us right at Christmas time. Oh joy.

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