Friday, August 13, 2010

Marguerite's Fever

Marguerite is being healed by the Lord. That's right. We've claimed healing. She started yesterday okay and as the day progressed, she developed a fever; complained of a headache; wouldn't eat; slept all day, but fitfully, and started vomiting (her first experience ever since she stopped with the spitups) in the afternoon. Naturally, I got busy with Google and emerged out of that totally paranoid. The thing is that, my cousin Luigi has the mumps and I was watching out for its symptoms. Marguerite didn't get the MMR vaccine and since she and her Uncle Giggi played a lot together, it's totally a possibility that she could have caught it. If you already didn't know, we've decided to delay vaccination against the common childhood diseases until Marguerite is ten. We'd rather she got immunity the natural way. If by ten, she still hasn't contracted them, then we would vaccinate since older children and adults have more serious episodes of these diseases. So far, we're done with chicken pox and only have measles and mumps to go. Anyway, anytime Marguerite has a fever, I get paranoid about dengue. As I spend more time googling symptoms, my list of diseases to get paranoid about just grows longer. My initial decision was to wait until the following day to bring her to the doctor next door, but by nighttime, I couldn't stand it anymore and called my husband to come home (he was supposed to stay over at his folks' place since he hasn't had the mumps yet and until we were sure it wasn't a case of mumps, he was to stay there), so we could bring Marguerite to the emergency room. By that time, I was pretty sure it wasn't the mumps. Anyway, to keep this from turning into a novel, the doctor ruled out the mumps and the other things I was panicking over. We had Marguerite's urine and blood tested (at midnight, so it all felt very ER - Marguerite was totally cool about the finger prick and curiously watched as the lab tech squeezed blood out of it) and everything's normal (from the symptoms, the doctor had been suspecting UTI). Marguerite is still lethargic and cranky, but we're certain that she'll feel better soon. The credit goes to prayer and all the glory to God.


Vera said...

Naku, I'm just glad na the doctor already ruled out anything serious. Pagaling na sya :)

I still vaguely remember queuing upto the doctor's office for a vaccine. I think it was free from the preschool I was attending then. Our house was just a very very short walk away from where the clinic/school was and I remember crying on the way home after the vaccination. Ouch!

Silvergirl said...

ohh poor little girl.. Get well soon sweety :) she will be ok, dont worry mother :) drink plenty of water!

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Aw... poor little tyke! But I'm sure she will feel better soon. I think that, although we hate to see our kids feel bad, that it's all part of the preparation for adulthood where things rarely go along perfectly smoothly.

spinninglovelydays said...

@Vera: Thanks. I got the mumps pretty late, and it wouldn't have been so bad had it not happened on Christmas. :)

@Silvergirl: Thank you. She's getting plenty of water. :)

@Sharkbytes: Thanks. It's awful, but the experience does bring strength all around. :)

Keith said...

Get well soon Marguerite ! :-)

spinninglovelydays said...

Thanks, Keith :)