At soccer practice last Tuesday night my youngest went from happy go lucky giggling girl to sad, sluggish exhausted girl in about 5 seconds.
On the way home she sat very quietly in the car, which is absolutely abnormal for her. She usually talks 90 miles an hour all the way home...asking questions about soccer practice, what's for dinner, what she's wearing the next day, what's for lunch the next day, what's for dinner tonight, what's 2+2=...etc.
But not last Tuesday.
I was a little worried...but not so much.
We are incredibly busy folks.
From the day this one especially was born, she hit the ground running to keep up with her big sisters' activities...now she's added her own activities.
By the time we arrived at home, she was crying.
She showered, and I cuddled with her in our bed.
She was asleep in 3 seconds flat.
She felt a little warm, but I still wasn't concerned.
In the morning when she was running 103.1 temp, I became concerned.
When she cried because her stomach hurt, I became more concerned; tummy aches have become a normal part of her life for the last couple of months.
When she didn't even want to play, I really became concerned.
After a frantic pediatrician visit, it turns out she may have a bacteria in her little tummy.
Her white count was very high.
We are waiting on further test results to pinpoint the specific type of bacteria.
In the meantime, the ped. started her on a whopper of an antibiotic and some tummy medicine.
I'm happy to report that she finally was able to return to school today.
Our little dog Hermione was especially glad.
Hermione is just about the most agreeable little dog that has ever existed...
but even she has her limits:
Hermione: See Mom, she's smiling!
Uh, ok...are we done yet?
Oh nevermind; I'll just take a little rest...I kinda like the boa anyway.
You're not putting these pictures on your blog, are you??