Sunday, December 30, 2007

The weekend from hell

Friday Mia started to get sick, puked once & had some runs. Saturday @ 3AM Mia woke up very sick. Shaking, screaming, snotting, & burning up. Neither of our great thermometers could give what we could believe to be an accurate temp. One said 94 the other 102 & rising. Tylenol didn't stop the fever & Mia had a blue tinge to her. So we called the on call nurse & she asked if we wanted an ambulance. No thanks I can drive to the hospital faster. We loaded her up & rushed her to Cox South ER. After what looked like the most painful rectal temp probe ever, I though Amber was going to go WWF on the nurse, we find out her temp is 104.5! Holy Shite! They dose her full of meds & stick us in a room to run tests. Let me tell you running tests on a 19 month old will bring tears to your eyes. Mia broke out her full vocabulary trying to get us to take her home. Two very long hours later her fever is down to a managable 100. The tests show nothing wrong except a bad cold. Kinda of relieving.

Amber had to work Saturday so I got to stay home & play nurse to the sick one. If the gypsies would have shown up @ the door I would have gave them Mia. At one point she didn't stop crying for just over an hour straight. I was pretty frazzled by the time Amber got home. One of the longest days of my life. I should mention I had only slept about 3.5 hours before Mia woke up Saturday & I stayed up the rest of the day. Luckily Mia is doing better today & has a little more pep in her step & I managed to get some sleep.

I did manage to get out today for a spin on the SSCX for about an hour. Calming to my nerves.


  1. Anonymous10:05 AM

    Seeing a very sick child is upsetting I have been there, I hope she gets better soon.

  2. Glad she is doing better, nothing in the world worse than your child crying and or ill and nothing you can do about it! That second picture makes me feel like I am going to fall out of my chair and puke...thanks!

    Happy New Year!


  3. I can ONLY imagine.
    Glad all is well!

  4. Mia is off to see the Dr. this AM> Still running a temp off & on so better safe than sorry.

    Mike I have mad upside down single speeding skills. That pic was actually mid loop.