We are now **those** people. Yep, I have the pediatrician on speed dial. I generally call weekly, if not more. We are making a habit out of taking a kid into the ER, and I am becoming quite an expert navigating the hospital system. I make small talk with the nice ladies checking us in. Shoot, I even have my own patient reps with our insurance company. I know all the lingo. Yes, we are **those** people now and frankly it is driving me bonkers.
Out of the blue on Saturday morning, our healthy kid, Emme, got a fever. It went from 102 to almost 104 within an hour. What did I do? Called the pediatrician. Just over 24 hours later, we would find ourselves in another ER. This time with, Emme, our strong as a horse almost two year old. To say we were unprepared to see our sweet girl laying in a hospital bed with a gown on and an IV in her arm would be an understatement. It was in no way a life threatening situation but after everything we have been through with Will, it was hard to see Emme so sick too.
I can't quite wrap my head around all the curveballs life continues to throw our way. We could really use a break and some normalcy around here. I have to admit it is hard to keep a positive attitude when it seems like such random things keep happening. I find myself focusing on the hard stuff, like waiting for the phone to ring with results from Will's genetic testing. I don't even want to think about that!
BUT, I can't let myself focus on all that stuff. We have to keep moving forward. Keep our heads down and chins up. We'll get through all of this, one day at a time. In the meantime, I am going to be thankful. Thankful that we have all these 'problems'. We have two beautiful kids. Two miracles. We will survive all this and come out on the other side stronger...and maybe we will have a permanent suite in the ER with our names on it!! ;)
Hoping Emme feels better soon and that Will is shielded from catching anything contagious. The doctors think Emme may have had a tick bite but we will likely never know for sure. She's on an antibiotic and we are hoping she will be back to her spunky self soon.
Ahhh, never a dull moment around here!!! Time to head back to the doc in a little while! Wish us luck!!