Thursday, August 10, 2006

O.k. So Maybe I Wasn't Meant To Fish

My "Gone Fishin" day went down the drain. Wayne was off for the day, except for "one service call" (he's a computer tech) - which turned into an all day affair. While he was at work, a person that he does some consultant work for was calling here, wanting his attention as well.

So, he ended up working Monday night too. Which meant that the girls and I went to Dakotah's soccer game alone. She played late, from 8-9:30 and the mosquitos were horrible -- poor Paige got eaten alive.

Wednesday, Dakotah had a dentist appointment, and I was going to go in to work for a couple of hours in the afternoon. HA! Halfway to work, I get a frantic call from Dakotah that Paige is very, very sick.

Twenty minutes after I had left home, I come back to find Paige sobbing, and in very obvious pain. When she wasn't wincing, she was drifting in and out of sleep, and very hard to rouse - it was quite scary. So, off to the ER we go, where they spend an hour trying to get enough blood out of her to do blood work (they got perhaps 10 drops with at least that many pokes to her arms, hands, feet, etc)

Suspecting appendicitis, we head off to the Children's Hospital. By the time we get there, Paige's temperature is close to 105. Her pain seemed to have subsided though, so we start to think perhaps its a UTI.

Poor kid didn't want to give a urine sample for anything. She'd have to pee, and as soon as I tried to catch it in the little bottle, she'd stop!!! She was so insulted that I was messing around while she was trying to go!

Finally we get that done, and its clear. Six or seven hours and a couple of doses of Tylenol/Advil later, and they sent us home. So, who knows what was wrong? She's better today, after a very long sleep, so perhaps it was just a virus, although the rest of us are fine.

And Dakotah has been having what I suspect are gallbladder attacks -- very painful ones. So, Monday we head for an u/s to see what's going on there.

I just knew I was never meant to be "off duty!!"

6 comments:

jennydep said...

I'm sorry to hear Paige had such a hard time, that Dakotah isn't feeling well and that you didn't get a break! I hope things settle down for you a bit.

mum2brady said...

Oh no :( I'm glad that Paige is feeling better and I hope that Dakotah doesn't have gall stones - that would be noooo fun :( Hope things get better at your place quickly, so you really can go fishin'......

Take care!

Camille said...

Betsy, that's the day I met you...
You never found out what was wrong with Paige? Hope she is doing fine. As for Dakotah, if she has stones and they fish them out, boy oh boy, she will feel better. I had that problem from 17 to 23 when they finally realized what was wrong with me...Good luck Dee!!!

Mauzy said...

Missing you girlie! Hope all is better at your house!

Nicole said...

Aw, poor baby...babies..all of you! I hope all is well honey!

Katrina said...

Oh I'm sorry to hear your gone fishin day didn't happen the way you had hoped. I hope Paige is better now for good and that you can find out for sure what's been bugging Dakotah and get it fixed.