19 October 2011

Hotel QA - here we are again

Paige seems to have a definite preference for going to the hospital in the wee hours of the morning. She had a great day biting into everything she could get her hands on, including but not limited to peeling Samuel's stickers off his T shirt. Anyway at 7.00pm she spiked a temperature of 37.8C, and of course I called the hospital. she then cooled down by 8.00pm and out of an abundance of caution I checked again at 9.00pm and 10.00pm, while also packing our bags. She had settled down at 37ish. I also kept her in our bed so that she could be monitored. At 1.30am i woke up to some really loud sounds coming from her nappy with a particularly unpleasant odor. She also had a temp of 38.5/6 so I called the hospital and we were on our way.

With neutrophils of zero, diarrhea and a temperature of 38C there were no delays, plus the CAU were having a really slow night, so everything was ready for us when we arrived at 2.30am. Two doses of anti-biotics, (including a 1/2 hour infusion) a blood culture, line swab, change of dressing and a review from the Registrar on duty (who I might add was particularly easy on the eye at 3.00am) was done in record time and we were settled and in bed by 4.00am in the Starfish ward. As per protocol we will be there for a minimum 48 hours until the results of the line swab is back.
In the meanwhile Paige is enjoying all the attention while increasing her medical capabilities, she now trys to take her own temperature and today she took the discarded wipe and tried to clean her bung! she obviously pays attention to everything that is being done to her. My very clever daughter :-)

1 comment:

  1. Lisa, I can't imagine how stressful this is for you all - hopefully she's feeling better today?