Thursday, June 12, 2008

Swim Lesson Postponed!

Mattie was suppose to have her first Preschool swim lesson on Wednesday, but instead spent the day in bed with a fever. It started on Tuesday evening, I called Matt from our Relief Society pool party to make sure Mattie had woken up from the late nap she took. He told me that she had thrown up right after she woke up. I thought maybe she had swallowed too much salt water at the beach that day, but that wasn't the case. She proceeded to throw up all night long. She couldn't keep anything down for hours. She finally was able to keep down some ginger ale, which thankfully I had on hand for my prego sickness! Matt left early to go to work, and I continued to take care of a very sick Mattie. I ran to Walgreens to get some Gatorade and Children's Tylenol (which she threw up). On the way home from Walgreens it hits me that I need to have her urine tested, because of her hydronephrosis. For those that don't know, its a kidney disorder that she has. Her left kidney still retains fluid, but is getting better as she gets older. Anyway, when she was 6 weeks old, she was super sick with vomiting and a high fever. I had to take her to the hospital for lots of testing, and that's when we found out that she had a UTI. Its a long story! Anyway, her Nephrologist told us that whenever she has a prolonged fever we need to check her urine for a UTI. If she has a UTI that goes untreated it could damage her kidneys. So, I called the DR and they got her right in for a check. Thankfully her urine was clean of infection, and she just had a nasty stomach bug. She rested a lot,but fought a fever on and off all day long. She had a good night but is still a little down this morning. So, next Monday will be the next Swim Lesson and she'll get to try swimming with the bigger kids! I'll post about how she did, with some pictures of our little fish!

11 comments:

Wayne said...

That brings back memories of our trip in February. Hope she feels better soon.

matthew menzie said...

Ralph

Hatsuho said...

aww... I just want to hug her!

shay said...

I'm glad she's getting it out of her system before you make the trek to Utah!!! Sick tods are no fun, but sick tods on a plane and on vacation are even worse!!! Hope she feels better and can be a fish soon.

Emily said...

Don't you hate that? Jonas and I had a stomach bug last week--never a welcome guest! Our doc never told us about a prolonged fever/UTI with hydronephrosis--Makai has never had symptoms even though both kidneys were affected. I'll have to remember that. I hope Mattie feels better soon!

Roll'in with the Rowley's said...

Poor Mattie. That is a sad picture. I hope she gets feeling better.

Jill & Kevin said...

Poor kid. I hope she is feeling better.

America said...

Poor Momo! I'm glad she's feeling a little better today. Hopefully she just keeps feeling better. We can't wait to see you guys!

Faith said...

Aaaw, that picture is so sad! I am so glad that didn't last for more than a night! tell Matt Happy Fathers day! Hope you guys ahve a great day and we'll see you tomorrow.

Stephanie said...

Poor Mo. I love that little girl and it was sad to talk to her on the phone this week, to hear, "my tummy hurts." I hope she can snap out of it before your trek to Utah. Poor Mattie. Fell better

Teresa Brower said...

Oh Mattie, I'm sorry your tummy hurts. I wish I was close enough to bring you some Popsicles and rock you!