Monday, July 5, 2010


Well, we did indeed enjoy the three day weekend. A little swimming, a lot of friends, cookouts, fireworks, a parade, some playgrounds etc. So..... a real bummer when I was putting Ally to bed tonight (after a full day of swimming) and she felt warm. She had a 101.4 fever. No way, I said. We were packing up for our mini vacation...we were leaving in the morning to go to the aquarium, staying overnight, and then using some tickets we got for Kings Island on Wednesday. Why do we always have this horrible problem with timing? Took it again, 101.6. Made her go sit downstairs where it was cooler. She had just gotten out of the hot shower. 45 minutes later it was still 101.6. AHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

Paged the doctor on call and I woke up Dr B (I think). He has orders for her to get antibiotics in the ER. If her counts are high enough, she will get to come home. But yesterday, Jerad and I started thinking her counts were getting pretty low. She was showing some signs. So we will see. Her vacation suitcase quickly became her hospital bag. She is packed in case she gets admitted.

I think either way our vacation is not gonna happen tomorrow. She will get three days of antibiotics at a minimum. And no more swimming because her needle will be in.

Yesterday, when she seemed sluggish, not eating, etc....I started my worrying. Really worrying. Today I felt better, but now it is back again. The worry is really hard to avoid, let me tell you. I am trying positive thinking. But it is hard.

More to come when we find out what's going on with her bloodwork....


  1. I am praying for you Janel. Motherly intuition is nothing to mess with. Hug your little girl for me and knwo I am hugging you as well.


  2. praying for a quick turnaround. Maybe you can still fit in Kings Island. Love you!

  3. I am so sorry to read this. I hope Ally gets better in a hurry. We would love to see you this summer!

  4. Janel,
    Hopefully this is just a little bump in the road. Maybe too much too soon? It sounds like you all are having a busy, long over due, fun summer. If you need anything . . . . . call. Thought I saw you all at the pool the other day, I was dropping something off, and had to scoot.