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DD had to take a trip to ER & I cant sleep *Update*
by Anonymous
July 30, 2013 at 2:07 AM

I called DH at work tonight and asked him to come home and take our DD to the ER while I stay w/ the other kids. The reason behind the visit is she is 6 almost 7 and today she started complaining of her neck hurting. I didn't think much of it till dinner time she said she had a head ache and didn't want to eat dinner. She climbed up on the couch w/ me to watch a movie half way through she fell asleep. When she woke up after about 45 mins or so she was all moopy and about 3 hours later she started throwing up. My friend was over and told me to be watchful of her sypmtoms because my daughter has been complaining a lot about head aches lately and that is a sign of meningitis. So sure enough I google it and her sypmtoms do suggest that. So I finally got ahold of DH on his lunch break and he aggreed we rather be safe then sorry especially since my baby girl doesn't feel good. I'm trying to rest since I have to be at work tomorrow but how do I do that when one of my babies don't feel good and there isn't much I can do right now.


Update -  They said her lymph nodes were swollen and her throat is really red.  They did a strep culture and the quick one came back negative but they said they were gonna let it "cook" more in the incubator but that they were sure she has it for how swollen her lymph nods were and how red her throat was.  They said the neck soreness is common when you have it.  The hospital said they would call if once it was done it turned out to be something different but they don't think it will they said it was the start of strep.  I am gonna keep a close eye on her.  If she complains of her neck and what not hurting again I am gonna call her Dr...  The ER Dr also told my DH to tell me to quit googling crap.  This is the first time I have fell victim to it but that is because I have only heard about it and I wanted to know more about it since someone close to me said it.

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  • horseap
    by horseap
    July 30, 2013 at 3:45 AM

     

    Quoting melakay1981:

    She is doing Amazing :) We just got back from camping a few hrs ago, she was pretty tired so I imagine she will sleep in tomorrow.  She is so excited to go back to school lol she is completely different than I was.  It is nice to hear that Amber's story had such an impact on you, it makes it worth the time I have into getting her story out there.  That makes me feel really good, thank you

     

    Quoting horseap:

    Quoting melakay1981:

    Things like this is the reason I told her to make sure that hospital does not blow her off and make sure she has a CT scan done before she leaves that hospital.

     

    Quoting MommaGirl1207:

    I hope your DD is okay. I'm really paranoid when it comes to getting headaches/migraines frequently.
    I started to get a lot of headaches that progressed into migraines when I was 12yrs old. A CT scan with contrast showed that I had 2 cranial arteriovenous malformations (sort of like a brain aneurysm) that were close to bursting.
    Luckly they were caught in time and they were taken care of.

     

     

    How has Amber been feeling lately? Excited for school? I follow her FB page and the courage and strength your DD has is amazing! What she has been through makes me get stop whining about the little things in my life and focus on my children and husband.

     

     

    My children know of her too.  My gram has been fighting cancer and it just keeps popping up places.  It started in her uterus and went from there.  My children saw her change.  The weight loss, hair-loss, fatigue.  They didnt understand.  They though cancer was something "old people get".  Then I shared Ambers story with them.  That it can happen to anyone at any time.  That you can fight it.  Just like your daughter is doing.  Every update you post with a clean scan I just have a big sigh of how great it is(LOL I can only imagine the happy dance and hugs you two have!)  Tell her to keep on fighting and she has support in NW Ohio!

     

  • Hartbrayka
    July 30, 2013 at 3:49 AM

     Are you effing kidding me??? what the hell is people's problems with going to the ER.  That is what it's there for.  It's not just for people who get shot you know.  Holy cow!!!!

    Quoting Anonymous:

    oh dear god, I hope you actaully pay for your visit...it really could have waited for a doc appt

     

  • melakay1981
    July 30, 2013 at 3:52 AM

    I am so sorry to hear about your grandma :( I will be sending lots of prayers your way.  My kids were very close with my grandma (I was her favorite growing up lol) but she passed away suddenly a few months before all of this happened with Amber, now when I think about how much I miss her and want her here with me, I just think that Amber and Evan have the most awesome guardian angel watching over them.  I frequently have dreams of my grandma sitting at my mom kitchen table and her words are always the same..."she will be fine kid" I am also glad that she did not have to watch Amber go through everything she has, it would have ripped her heart out.  I really appreciate the support


    Quoting horseap:

     

    Quoting melakay1981:

    She is doing Amazing :) We just got back from camping a few hrs ago, she was pretty tired so I imagine she will sleep in tomorrow.  She is so excited to go back to school lol she is completely different than I was.  It is nice to hear that Amber's story had such an impact on you, it makes it worth the time I have into getting her story out there.  That makes me feel really good, thank you


    Quoting horseap:

    Quoting melakay1981:

    Things like this is the reason I told her to make sure that hospital does not blow her off and make sure she has a CT scan done before she leaves that hospital.


    Quoting MommaGirl1207:

    I hope your DD is okay. I'm really paranoid when it comes to getting headaches/migraines frequently.
    I started to get a lot of headaches that progressed into migraines when I was 12yrs old. A CT scan with contrast showed that I had 2 cranial arteriovenous malformations (sort of like a brain aneurysm) that were close to bursting.
    Luckly they were caught in time and they were taken care of.



    How has Amber been feeling lately? Excited for school? I follow her FB page and the courage and strength your DD has is amazing! What she has been through makes me get stop whining about the little things in my life and focus on my children and husband.



    My children know of her too.  My gram has been fighting cancer and it just keeps popping up places.  It started in her uterus and went from there.  My children saw her change.  The weight loss, hair-loss, fatigue.  They didnt understand.  They though cancer was something "old people get".  Then I shared Ambers story with them.  That it can happen to anyone at any time.  That you can fight it.  Just like your daughter is doing.  Every update you post with a clean scan I just have a big sigh of how great it is(LOL I can only imagine the happy dance and hugs you two have!)  Tell her to keep on fighting and she has support in NW Ohio!

     



  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous
    July 30, 2013 at 3:46 PM
    Glad your dd is ok, but that Er doctor sounds like an asshole!

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