Friday we went to the doctor for Kitten's ear pain. We went in after school and she just went down hill from there. Fever just kept increasing throughout the next few days. She just didn't look right and I started having Mommy Panics so in order to find out something I went searching on the net Saturday night, and the thing that kept popping up in everything I tried was meningitis. Yes I read too much but usually my searches help me to process things. But when her fever reached 104 we called the on call pediatrician, he said he'd take a look at her at 11:30a on the peds floor, so we packed up and went to the hospital and we stayed.
He didn't like the sound of her cough and he wanted to run tests and start treatment of it. So we sat in the treatment room for a while. That was fun, they drew blood while Daddy was there but they didn't for the IV. Ms. Lisa rolled her up in a sheet and it was actually very simple at that point, but she had to poke Kitten 3 times in order for a vein to not blow out. Poor kiddo.
All in all it wasn't a bad experience, I'm not looking forward to giving her her antibiotics for the next two weeks. But we'll deal I guess. No school for the rest of the week. I'll call them and tell them tomorrow that she won't be in the rest of the week per her doctors instructions. But Monday she'll be in. I think the hardest part is going to be keeping her home.
Anyway, thanks for all the thoughts and prayers and well wishes. We are on our way to recovery.
Oh yeah I forgot to post: Mycroplasma pneumonia is what Kitten has/had.