Hello from the local hospital! Charlotte and I have taken up residence here for the past few days.
Charlotte has pyelonephritis (an upper kidney infection) and is on iv antibiotics.
It all started Tuesday night when I got home from a cheese making class, and Jarrod told me that Charlotte had asked to go to bed at 6:45. She had taken a nap in the afternoon (which she rarely does), so I knew something was up. I went upstairs to check on Charlotte and she was burning up. I gave her some ibuprofen and got ready for bed myself. I was awakened in the morning by Charlotte crawling in bed with me and proceeding to throw up everywhere.
I sent Trenton off to preschool with a friend, and called the pediatrician's office as soon as they opened. Charlotte's urine showed an infection. Her fever had been pretty high, and the doctors told me to call them if it got any worse. Charlotte and I left the doctors office, went to pick up her prescription, and then headed home.
Charlotte took her first dose of antibiotics, ate a little lunch, and was then ready to lay down for a nap. When she woke up from her nap a little over an hour later, her temperature had soared to 105.6. I called the doctors office and they had me bring her right in.
A couple doctors talked to us and decided that Charlotte probably had a case of pyelonephritis which is more severe than a normal UTI. They sent us to the hospital and told us to expect to spend a few nights there.
We are going on our third night here, and are hoping to get released tomorrow. Charlotte is still running high fevers off and on, but thankfully she has not vomited since early yesterday morning.
But if we're going to have to be stuck in the hospital, this is a nice one to be stuck in. It is ranked #16 on the most beautiful hospitals in the world list.
There is a playroom that any kid would love to have.
We’ve gotten visits from a therapy dog.
And there is even an indoor koi pond where Charlotte got to feed the fish.
But as nice as this place is, we're still hoping that we get to go home to our own beds soon!