Monday, February 11, 2008

We hate seeing Kamryn like this.

Jason and I went to check on Kamryn yesterday afternoon, since she had been napping for 3 1/2 hours (which actually is not that unusual for Kamryn) and when we went into check on her we immediately saw that she had thrown up all over her bed and she was just laying there, half awake and hadn't made a sound. She just threw up and lay there. We picked her up to go clean her and noticed she was burning up. We took her temperature and were shocked to see that she was 104.8!!! Jason and I stayed as calm as we could while Jason called the doctor. I just wanted to take her to the emergency room, but it was better that we didn't. The doctor said this has been going around and that her fever would probably be high for the next couple of days. (We've done our best to keep it down with Motrin, cool baths and washcloths, and she has been drinking pedialyte and water)

Kamryn has had the croup before, and a double ear infection but she has never been completely knocked down before. She has been so lethargic and just laying anywhere we put her...she most likes to be laying on us, which we like too. Needless to say, it has been a long night and it breaks our hearts to see her so tired and miserable. Right now, she is reading books with Daddy and she is chattering like her old self again. A good sign so I'm hoping she is past the worst. And can I just say how grateful I am to have the priesthood in my home and to have so many people close by who can assist in blessings. I love the gospel and I love my Heavenly Father and Savior for giving us this gift.

Oh, and one funny (yet sad and annoying story)....I, of course, had to do laundry last night since she had thrown up on her three blankets, puppy, and sheet. Once I had finished cleaning them, I approached Kamryn with one of her blankets to hold and the MINUTE I brought it to her she looked at it and just threw up all over it again. It was literally just out of the dryer....and back in the wash it went. Its times like this where I really wished I had my own washer/dryer. Some day....

10 comments:

themayerfamily said...

Aww! I'm so sorry to hear she's sick. Last year Hayden threw up for 7 days. I was in a panic. I found this really good herbal remidy and it did the trick. It came out fast the other side, but I would rather have that than throw ups. I learned that towels are my friends--along with vinegar to get the smell out of everything.
Hang in there!

Christine said...

That is the saddest. Hope she feels better soon. Get some sleep. I still can't believe it's normal for her to take 3 hour naps...lucky you!!!

Barnes said...

I hate when the kids are sick. I'm so sorry I hope that she feels better soon. One thing I have found that works is to switch off using Motrin and Tylenol to get the fever down quick. Good luck!!!

Janelle said...

Ooh! Poor Baby! I hope she's feeling better! So sorry to hear she is sick. Give her a big kiss from Aunt Janelle. And keep us posted on how she is doing. Love you guys!

Steph said...

Yucky yucky! Pobresita! I hope she's feeling better. Don't worry, someday you'll have a washer and dryer! Hang in there mommy!

michelle taggart said...

poor thing, i just hate when our babies are sicky. throwing up is the worst thing, and a fever?? wow, you have been busy amy. so sorry to hear, hope tomorrow will be a better day for the both of you.

Jarom & Melissa said...

I hope she's feeling better! It's always heartbreaking when kids are sick, especially when they're so sick they seem to barely even notice that they've thrown up! Good luck! We're praying for her. We totally feel your pain in the washer/dryer department too.
-- Melissa

Jarom & Melissa said...

OH. MY. CRAP.

That is the most adorable picture I swear I have ever seen. I just want to eat the poor baby up.

Is it wrong that I hope she looks like this the next time I see her?

Kamryn, I love you.

Love, Uncle Jerry

SmithFamily said...

Poor Kamryn:( Small kids throwing up is the worst. Hope she is feeling better!

Amy said...

She is feeling much better and we are very happy about that. :-)