Sunday, October 26, 2008


Maisey has never been sick, except for the common cold, oh and 1 time she had a vomiting spell that lasted like 48 hours, but she has never had a fever before! At least until yesterday.

On Friday, Mais was not acting like herself. She is getting two more molars in right now, so I figured everything was attributed to teething. She took really bad naps and was just really fussy all day, with one crying/screaming spell for like almost 2 hours. But then... Saturday morning at 3:30 am, she woke up screaming. Shaun went in her room to calm her down and put her back to bed. At 4:30 she started screaming again. So I got up with her and she was inconsolable. We turned Elmo on and she sat on my lap and watched Elmo until she fell asleep around 8:00 am. She woke up about 20 minutes later, screaming again. She felt pretty warm so I took her temperature and it was only 97.7! I wasn't sure what was going on, again I still thought it was the teeth. I had been up since 4:30 with her and I was exhausted. Shaun took a turn with her so my mom and I could go run some errands. When I got home, Mais was so miserable and just sitting on Shaun's lap either crying or moaning. I took her temperature at 12:30 and it was 102.2! I was really surprised and scared. My baby had NEVER had a temperature above 99 before. Usually she is in the 97's. So I called the doc's office, and of course their office hours ended at 12:00 pm. So we ventured off to Urgent Care. We filled out paper work and Mais screamed in the waiting room the entire time. After about 30 minutes I finally went up to the receptionist and asked how long the wait time was and she said at least 2 hours. Practically in tears I asked her how she expected a 14 month old baby to sit here and wait 2 more hours? She just shrugged her shoulders. I went back to Shaun and Mais and told Shaun as I burst in to tears.

Just after that my mom called me. We had taken our van in earlier that morning to get the brakes changed, which by the way we needed new rotars (spelling?) too, so that was bad news because it doubled the price. She told me that our van was ready to be picked up, but they closed in 2 hours. So Shaun let me leave to go pick the van up and then come right back. Of course, like 5 minutes after I left (and only about an hour after we got there) they call Mais back into the room. I think the receptionist lady felt bad and could tell I was frustrated so she let us in earlier. It turned out that Mais had a really bad ear infection. So when I got home I filled her prescription (at Safeway! :) ) and started her up on the 3 hour rotation of Tylenol and Motrin!

Saturday night was supposed to be the first night that any one not related to us and under the age of 30 was going to come over and baby sit so we could go to Stake Conference (She is a girl, or now a teenager, that I used to babysit when she was little.) So we called and cancelled and decided to order take out Mexican at our favorite Mexican place. To top the weekend off, when Shaun got home with our order, they got mine wrong. So I had to drive all the way back to get it fixed.

Needless to say, it's been a whirlwind of a last few days, and the tornado hasn't even touched ground yet. This next week is going to be crazy too. We sign on our house tomorrow morning, and we move on Thursday. Then Friday is Halloween and then we need to finish moving on Saturday. All while I babysit 4 days this week and Shaun works 3 days in Seattle. I don't think life will ever slow down!

First sign that Mais wasn't feeling good: She fell asleep with an apple slice in her mouth!
Moaning Maisey just laying on Daddy's tummy while waiting at Urgent Care
How do you know when you baby is feeling better? When she is back to her normal self. She was walking around with Papa's cane and hitting things with it. Thank goodness for Tylenol, Motrin, and amoxicillin!


Danielle and the Boys said...

oh man, just reading all your recent posts is stressing me out! poor maisy-i hope she gets feeling better soon.

The Moore Family said...

It sounds like you have had a crazy last few days. It is so hard when the little ones are sick. I hope she is on the mend. Good luck with moving this week can't wait to see pictures of the new house.