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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Paige is a little sick

Paige was sick this past week from Friday through Tuesday. On Friday night I noticed she seemed a little warm, and by morning she had a fever. She hadn't been sick since March, so it's been a while since she's had any health issues. We waited through the weekend to see if she'd get better, but by Monday she still had a fever. Andrea took her to the ENT initially for a checkup. The tube had fallen out of her left ear, but she still had one in and other than overly large tonsils, she looked good.

They gave her a strep test, which came back negative, and was diagnosed with a viral infection. We were happy not to start her on any antibiotics, but were hoping she'd get well quickly and hated to see her not feeling well. She had a really bad cough and on multiple occasions would cough so much and hard that she'd vomit. After the first time she threw up in her bed, we gave her a bowl to sleep with and she threw up in it a couple times.

By Tuesday, she still had a fever and we took her to the family doctor we typically go to for a second opinion. The doctor came to the same conclusion, so we felt better that we were doing the right thing. By Wednesday her fever was gone and she's been fine ever since!

Most of the week she actually acted like she was fine. We took her to the Cheesecake factory Tuesday on the last day she was home with us and she loved the purple flowers.

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