Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Our sick lil' feisty one!

Two weeks ago, Rauly started feeling poorly, so Chad took her to the doctor while I was at work. We found out that she had an ear infection and the doc placed her on Amoxcycillin for 10 days. Over the course of those 10 days, she continued to get worse until we eventually had to pull her out of school on Thursday and Friday of last week. Thikning that would be enough to allow her body some recovery time, we didn't take her to the doctor...until Sunday rolled around and she was still feeling awful. SO, we took her to an after-hours clinic and found that she STILL had the ear infection, and now had swollen tonsils along with puss pockets in her throat...niiiiice. :( That doctor placed her on Augmentin (an antibiotic that is in the same family as Amoxcycillin but it's stronger). OH - and did I mention that we were assured she was NOT contagious?!?!?!

Monday she still felt awful so we kept her home, but today (Tuesday) she seemed to be feeling a little better, so based on the doctor's assurances that she wasn't contagious, I decided to bring her in to work with me. Baaaaad decision!!!!! After 10 minutes of playing with the staff children before school had even begun, she got in to a coughing fit and couldn't stop...which caused her to vomit 3x. Of course, she hasn't eaten anything in going on 4 days now, so all she could throw up was drainage. SO, I made yet another appt with the doctor.

I found out this morning that she now has a DOUBLE ear infection, her tonsils and lympnodes are huge, and blisters are all over her throat and tongue. They tested for Strepp again today and it was still negative. The doctor said she has a resistant bacteria that isn't responding to the antibiotics, so he put her on the highest form of the Z-pack that he could and said if she wasn't better in a few days, that we'd have to bring her in again. He's treating her for Pharyngitis, Sinusitis and a double ear infection...although he said he didn't really think she has Pharyngitis...what in the world could she have?!?!?! Please pray she's doing better...she sounds awful....feels awful...and as cute as she is, she even looks awful! OH, and the doctor today said she was highly contagious, which means we've most likely infected half the staff children - do I feel like the world's worst mom, or what?!?!

7 comments:

Melody said...

Holy Cow! I had no idea Rauly was that sick. Poor baby! Sounds like she needs some TLC for a few more days. Let me know if you need anything.

Hicks Family said...

Sweet little girl! I am so sorry she has gotten so sick. Hopefully this new med. will kick it right out of her. Take care of yourself and little Lillie.

Page said...

Oh, how scary and stressful. I'm praying that you and your family don't catch it and that Rauly gets better soon.

Chad and Lindsey Eason said...

Thanks for your prayers girls! She is doing BETTER - these particular meds are AWESOME!!!

Morgan Holt said...

At first I thought you were going to say that after taking her back to the doctor, they diagnosed her with the Swine flu! YIKES! I'm so glad that she doesn't have that and hopefully she's feeling much better by now! Thank goodness for good medicine. :)

Kristin said...

I hope that Miss Rauly is feeling better! We're praying that the new meds will work and she'll be back to herself in no time!

Jamie said...

LOL
World's worst mom??? NOT the three words that come to mind when I think of you!
Glad she's better now!