Friday, July 18, 2008

Tonsillits - and a Milestone

Tuesday, Evie slept through the night. She went to bed at 8:30 pm and we didn't hear a peep from her till 7:00 the next morning. Same thing on Wednesday. I started thinking "This might be it!" I've heard so many people say "At 8 months/13 months/17 months/18 months my daughter just started sleeping through the night." Could it be? No, because poor Evie is sick.

She woke up this morning at 4:00 am and was burning with fever. It took until 6:00 to get her settled back down. After she woke for good, I took her temperature. It was mild for a toddler - 100 degrees. It's actually such a low fever that parents usually take a "wait and see" approach. But in our case, it was Friday and I didn't want to go the weekend without being able to see our doctor. We're also driving 500 miles Wednesday, so I wanted to catch this thing early.

We had a 3:45 appointment this afternoon. As soon as we pulled up to the doctor's office, Evie started saying "Nooo! Nooo! Nooo!" She must associate it with sickness and shots! And she was so cautious inside. Dr. Hartman listened to her breathe and checked her ears. Whew! They looked good. Then she checked her throat - and it was screaming red. To test for strep, she had to swab Evie's throat, which cost her all the trust she had built up with my little one.

Fortunately, the strep test came back negative. Evie just has her first case of tonsillitis, which sounds a lot worse than it really is. Basically, she just has a virus that's given her a sore throat. Three or four days of Motrin and extra attention from Mommy and Daddy will cure her, all in time for our trip.

So I'm thankful she just has a mild illness, and Evie is thankful for the Popsicles and ice cream she'll be eating over the next few days. Keep her in your prayers!

Oh yeah, she hit the 20 lb. mark at her visit! I am the proud mother of a 20 lb., 2 oz. butterball. Still growing right along the 3% curve, so all is well.

1 comment:

Shari Baby said...

whoohoo over 20 lbs! that little chunker!