Friday, March 20, 2009

Not What We Need Right Now

As Jeff and I were thinking about heading to bed last night,  Jada walked into the living room and cuddled up next to me.  Her cheeks were flushed a rosy pink and as I felt her hands, that sense of dread fell over me.  Fever.  Ugh.
Her blood sugar was a little high but okay for night time. Right at 214.  As a precautionary measure I checked urine ketones (she thinks it's a lot of fun to potty on the strip) and she didn't show any signs.  Her temperature was about 101.4 and still rising.  She wasn't upset and said she didn't feel bad.  So, I gave her some ibuprofen and laid down with her.  She wouldn't go back to sleep  because she was in a chatty mood! :)  If she wakes at night, she's usually mad at something and cries non-stop, so I know she didn't feel too bad.
This morning she crawled into bed with me at 7 am and felt just as feverish as last night.  We cuddled (love my morning cuddles with her) for a while and then got up and checked for ketones in her urine again.  And this time- she was showing a small amount.  Her fever is around 100- not too high, but we took some ibuprofen to stay ahead of the game.  I am SO GLAD that she's not vomiting!  
Hopefully, she's just got a little virus that we can stay on top of.  Jeff is headed to the grocery store this morning to stock up on ibuprofen, acetaminophen and regular sprite in case she needs real sugar.  She's got a great appetite and we're waiting for her novolog to kick in so that she can eat.  I didn't see this coming- none of the other kids have been sick.  Actually, I'm glad that she's the first one, otherwise, I would have done nothing but worry!  I guess the only warning that I may have had was that her blood sugar hung out all yesterday afternoon in the low 200's.  Her lunchtime shot just didn't bring her down at all.
We'll see what today brings- it could be interesting.


Sarah said...

Good luck, Amy! Jada is lucky that she has such a good momma!

Hannah said...

I hope you caught this in time - sounds like you're on top of it.

Logan got a fever the other day (the day after his sister was diagnosed with Strep) so he's on antibiotics. Today's the third day with the fever but he's doing awesome. I hope Jada does just as well!!!

Jill said...

Oh gosh! I hope she starts feeling better soon :) Give her hugs from us!

Jen said...

Hope Jada's feeling better soon!

Jill Johnson said...

Yuck, I'm sorry Jada's sick. :( It must be in the air - M got over 103 on Monday. I knew she was bad when she just laid on me on the sofa most of the day. I hope Jada doesn't get worse and it won't cause any problems with ketones.