We were so excited for Valentine's Day around here. We had valentines we were ready to fill out, treats to make, and hearts to cut out. Then a certain little 2 year old woke up at midnight Tuesday screaming. I went up to find her sitting in a pile of vomit. We bathed and changed sheets and laid back down only to start the process over again every hour to two hours. We were hoping it would end sooner rather than later but Wednesday Heidi continued to throw every little sip right up. Then the fever hit. We weren't sure if we should take her in since it had gone on for so long, but we figured they wouldn't do much for a stomach bug so we waited. Finally Thursday night I decided I better take her in because she was getting worse and worse and the fever kept getting higher. They found out she had strep and gave her a penicillin shot. I thought it was odd she had the vomiting with it but the doctor said they see that in kids a lot. So we took her home and hoped for the best. The next morning she acted slightly better but still wanted nothing to drink or eat. The fever had gone a little but she was so lethargic and only wanted to sit and be held. She kept screaming in pain saying her tummy hurt. Before I knew it, we were back to throwing up again. We decided not to wait this time and just headed to the ER because she was no longer producing tears and her mouth was dry. She had already gone 3 long days with nothing to eat or drink. They gave her a shot of zofran and we had to wait for her to eat a popsicle and see if it came back up. It didn't so we went home with a prescription and a tired little girl. The doctor said she probably had a stomach virus on top of the strep to have so much vomiting. We got her home and she was acting a little better. Then all of a sudden she got really hot again and started screaming that her stomach hurt. I hurried and gave her more zofran and she at least didn't throw up. She is acting a lot better today but it is still a fight to get her to drink and she is of course very weak. At least she has some interest in playing "party" with daddy. I am so glad it's the weekend and Jeff is home. It has been a very, very, very long week for mama. Trying to meet Savanna's needs while tending to a very sick little girl has definitely been a trial. I wished more than ever before that there were two of me--one for Heidi and one for Savanna. Of course the house is a complete disaster and I have about 6 loads of laundry and sheets to fold. I think we have had an average of 1-2 hours of sleep a night since Monday night. We have really lucked out this nasty flu season and we really hope this is the first and last bug we get. We are praying our little hearts out that Savanna does not pick this bug up because it's a nasty one! We are glad Heidi is feeling better and we are SO happy to hear her happy little voice again!
Jeff and Beth met in January 2004. Jeff's dad set us up on a blind date. Needless to say the date went well and we were married the following July. After six happy years of marriage, we were blessed with our darling little Heidi. Two years later we were blessed with another little girl, Savanna. We feel so much more complete!