Hey guys.. so this is a vent cause i'm a nervous wreck.
Yesterday I noticed LO was sleeping way more than normal and was going 5+ hours without waking to feed. I didn't really notice (feeling stupid about it too) but when DH got home he realized she had a fever. We called the advice nurse who recommending coming and since it was after hours we had to go to the ER. Fast forward 3 hours and around midnight last night her fever was still high and her first blood tests came back with something abnormal going on with her white cell count and her sodium levels weren't were they were supposed to be.. and then we get the dreaded news we have to be admitted.
I freaked out. I mean i started bawling uncontrollably. Baby girl is only 5 weeks and we're already dealing with this. So here i sit, in this horrible place i was so happy to get out of just a little over a month ago. She's doing okay but her fever keeps going up and down so i think we're here through the weekend until the blood cultures come back from their regional facility. I guess they're looking for a virus, and until then they want to keep her on preventative antibiotics just in case.
I'm so scared, and just so depressed this is already happening. we had to deal with jaundice when she was born and although it wasn't severe it was still scary because you feel so helpless. And now I feel so helpless again and there's nothing we can do but sit in this stupid hospital room and wait and wait. I hate this
Started TTC: 1/1/14
Baby Girl Athena Born: 2/7/16