Monday, May 25, 2009

A Quiet Memorial Day

Yesterday the family went out for another walk. We've been doing that lately on nice days. We get out the stroller, get the kids and head out. I love walking with the hubby and the kids. It's such a family thing to do, plus it's good for all our health! We are trying to incorporate more exercise into our lives. I really do enjoy it too. We head up to the park and let the kids play. They have a great time. I noticed after we got there Gabbi seemed just a tad warm. I thought it could be just from being in her stroller and since I am always pretty much cold, I didn't know if she really was warm or not.

When we got back to the house I checked her temp and she did have a low grade fever. Today it's right around 100.1. Or it was when I checked. As of this point she has no other symptoms. Though a couple of weeks ago Angelina had a fever with no other symptoms that lasted about a day or two. Mikayla has had a cough that seems to be getting better too. Gabbi doesn't have any other symptoms at this point other than some slightly glassy looking eyes, she seems happy and playing as usual. Angelina was the same way though being 7 years old she was able to tell me her arms and legs hurt. Which I took for muscle aches, or body aches that isn't uncommon with a virus. So I am hoping maybe that's all this is and it passes soon. I am a hovering mama. I admit it. So Gabbi will be spoiled as usual while sick.

We took Mikayla in to get some tests done this past week too because of the stomach issues she has had? While on the Mira Lax (or however it's spelled) she had NO stomach aches, nausea, nothing. This lasted about 2 weeks. The prescription ran out and since we obviously don't want her on the meds forever, we decided to wait a couple of days before we refilled it. In 3 days she was vomiting again. She had a terrible stomach ache AGAIN. And diarrhea AGAIN. She has always had stomach aches. The nausea and vomiting are new. The constant diarrhea is also new. The vomiting is not excessive. It's mostly spit. But it's there. And some stomach acid in it too. We refilled the prescription after taking her to the doc and because it's been going on for awhile we did a blood test, an x-ray and urine test and she is scheduled for a sonogram too. She has been fine again on the medicine. It's supposed to regulate your digestive system. I have always thought something was wrong with hers. I don't know what, but this medicine makes her happy and content. It takes about one to two days to really kick in but right on the label it says to not take it for too long. Actually it says not to give it to children which freaks me out too. UUUGH. Mikayla was very brave with the blood draw. I am so proud of her! She's my most nervous child. So when I hear stories about how they used to call stomach aches in a child a "nervous stomach" it makes sense. Her stomach absolutely bothers her more when she is upset. NO doubt. She used to faint when upset as a child. Seriously. So I am hoping they can figure this out. I hope there is a solution to it because she can't live this way.

4 comments:

Melissa said...

It rained here, again. But not before we got the grass mowed, pool vacuumed, and we even got to swim in it. I am sorry your little one does not fee well. Your 7 yr old sure does sound like some kind of GI business going on. Maybe IBS or Crohns. Hopefully the sonogram, or Xray will show something useful. I would also recommend she see a pediatric gastroenterologist, if she has not already.

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Laura said...

Hope your kids feel better soon.

twinks said...

Ohh, sorry to hear about your baby. I hope everything is alright and that she's feeling way much better now. Hugs and kisses to her. ^_^