Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Sick little Sophie

on our way to the hospital.. the first time. i really don't know why i am smiling honestly.
at the hospital sophie didn't know what to think of her bracelet.
such a sick pic of me but this is how sophie has been sleeping for the last few days... believe me i have a really stiff neck.
at the lethbridge hospital the 2nd night once she started to perk up
today!! she is so much happier



So it has been quite the last few days.. to say the least. Our poor little Sophie got sick.... real sick! On Sunday we got her all ready for church and just as we were about to walk out the door she started bawling. We took her down into her room to see what the problem was. She ended up crying for a few minutes then conking out on Spencers shoulder. Anyway I thought we could just stay home until she woke up.. she slept for 2 and a half hours which is quite long for her. She usually takes 2 naps and they are usually about and hour and a half each. Anyway we didn't end up going to church. I thought when Sophie woke up she would be so happy but she was actually really grumpy all day. I thought she was maybe getting another tooth or something so I gave her some tylonel and put her to bed. She slept really good that night but when Spence went in to get her at 8:30 Monday morning she had thrown up all over her crib. I bathed her and she seemed like she was feeling better so I gave her a little cereal for breakfast. Then about an hour later she threw up again and again. After her throwing up 3 more times I called Spence at school in a panic. Sophie was so traumatized by it all but I think I was even more traumatized. Anyway Spence came home with some pedialite and of course she hated it. She was so sleepy and was sleeping on my chest all day long. Finally after 11 times of throwing up.. well by then it was just gagging.. we decided it was time to go to the e.r. My mom suggested that we drive into Cardston because most likely it would be a longer wait in Lethbridge then the 45 minute drive to Cardston. We got in to see a doctor right away and he said that she probably had a viral flu and sent her home with some gravol suppositories and told me to keep her topped up with tylonel. We stayed at my mom and dads that night which was really nice to have my mom to help me. Sophie wanted to be held all night and so my mom, spence and I took turns. So Tuesday morning we headed back to Lethbridge. She slept a lot during the day but she was really upset. She cried a lot and in turn I cried a lot. I just felt so sorry for her because it was clear that she was in some serious pain. She was throwing up again so at 6:00 last night we were really worried about her. She was so lethargic and she had a fever. We took off again to the emergency room. We were both praying so hard for her and this time we thought that we would try the lethbridge hospital. I know that it was an answer to prayers because we got right in. We had 2 doctors look at her. They ran tests and they even had to give her a catheder to get a urine sample. That was honestly one of the hardest things I have had to do. She was sooooo scared and in pain. They looked in her ears and took a swab of her throat and they determined that she had an extremely bad ear and throat infection and that was what was causing her to vomit. They had given her some medicine that they give patients that get chemo for the nausea and I couldn't believe how much she perked up after that. They were also hydrating her with pedialite through a syringe. After 2 and half hours they sent us on our way with a perscription. She didn't throw up again. YAY!!! My mom and grandma came in and spent the night. Sophie had a fairly good night. She woke up once and I gave her some more tylonel then my grandma took her and she went right back to sleep. She has slept quite a bit today and tonight she seemed soooo much happier. I feel like she is finally coming around. Anyway it has been a rough few days but it's times like this that I am so grateful for the power of prayer. As hard as it is to see Sophie in pain I knew all along she would be okay. My family has been so great. I wondered when we first moved here to Lethbridge if we were doing the right thing. I loved Rexburg so much. But there have been so many things that have happened since we moved here that have made me KNOW that we made the right desicion. Anyway this is one heck of a long post.. SORRY everyone!!!

8 comments:

The Fellers said...

ok Kelsey, I promise I seriously started to cry at this post. I can just imagine what it was like to be you at that time....and a cathader? Oh my heck, you are so strong, there is no way I would have been able to even be in the same room with my baby....just too hard, getting shots is about all I can do...and it is super hard for me to be in there with him for THAT....I usually cry after that...i am a wimp, I am glad everything got figured out and that she is starting to feel better, she is SOOOO cute...and the throwing up thing...Scoty did that once, like totally vomitted 3 times in a few hours...but the funny part is, he would only throw up on Shon...he woudl literally crawl over to him, and then throw up on him...it was the ice breaker I guess...

Bevans said...

i'm so sorry that your little sophie has been so sick. it is so hard when you can't take it away from them. i know what you mean about how you loved rexburg, but being close to family is so nice. i have needed them too a few times and it's so nice to have them close.

The Fellers said...

hey Kelsey, ok i will try to answer your question....I have a mac not a pc, so things are a little different on blogger for me. #1, do you have the new blogger or the old one? Because I have the new one, so this is how I do it. When I post pics to my post it just shows up as the html code, not the pic. But when I have done it on a pc before, it actually shows the picture....(this is while I am still editing it, I havent actually posted it to my blog yet), but all I do is copy and paste the html code to where I want it in my post...but on a pc maybe you have to put your pictures in first, and then type above it,,,I am not 100% positive about it, maybe ask Krystie Leavitt...I think she has done it, and i think she has a PC....also, as far as putting more then 5 pictures...before I got the new blogger it wouldnt let me, but then with the new blogger it does. All I do is go to the picture button, pick my 5 pictures (it only lets you do 5 AT A TIME), I put them in my post, then click on the button again, and put 5 more, etc etc.....but again, I dont know about pc....I had to learn a bunch of new stuff/different stuff having a mac....hopefully this works, let me know!
-Vin

The Fellers said...

hey Kelsey, ok i will try to answer your question....I have a mac not a pc, so things are a little different on blogger for me. #1, do you have the new blogger or the old one? Because I have the new one, so this is how I do it. When I post pics to my post it just shows up as the html code, not the pic. But when I have done it on a pc before, it actually shows the picture....(this is while I am still editing it, I havent actually posted it to my blog yet), but all I do is copy and paste the html code to where I want it in my post...but on a pc maybe you have to put your pictures in first, and then type above it,,,I am not 100% positive about it, maybe ask Krystie Leavitt...I think she has done it, and i think she has a PC....also, as far as putting more then 5 pictures...before I got the new blogger it wouldnt let me, but then with the new blogger it does. All I do is go to the picture button, pick my 5 pictures (it only lets you do 5 AT A TIME), I put them in my post, then click on the button again, and put 5 more, etc etc.....but again, I dont know about pc....I had to learn a bunch of new stuff/different stuff having a mac....hopefully this works, let me know!
-Vin

erin said...

Kelsey I am so sorry your baby was sick. That is no fun! And very scary. im so glad she is feeling better. HAng in there.

erin said...

I really came on to remind you that in one week the good ol' christmas CD is coming out....Rummp pummp pummp pummmm

erin said...

That has just made my day! How random is that? How are they? OH lindsey.....she was funny to watch and listen to. SUnday school was just great as those two as our teachers.

Oh the wait for that cd was worth it....funny memories though.

CMortenson said...

oh my kels...i'm sorry sophie was so sick. this is the first i've looked at your blog in awhile. i'm glad she's doing better. you getting ready for her big day? can you believe you have an almost one year old???