|Alicen Monday 6:20pm|
On Monday, May 14th Alicen was very clingy. I noticed her cheek had a little red spot the size of about a quarter. At 4:00pm it was her whole cheek. The doctor's office was running behind schedule and suggested I bring her in first thing in the morning. Alicen had no fever so they were thinking it could be a bug bite (even though we get sprayed for bugs it could have happened elsewhere).
By morning the red spot had spread. It now was on her forehead. Doc got one look at her and felt so bad he didn't have us come in the night before. "She needs to be admitted" At exactly 7 weeks my infant was going to the ER. I didn't feel I would be emotionally stable driving 1 1/2 hours with Scott following behind me, so we all drove together.
|12:30pm now in the ER|
Alicen experienced her 1st CT Scan, Catheter, IV, blood tests, Tylenol suppository ...and it is possible I am missing something.
|A visit from Dad & brothers before they headed home 2:00pm|
|Stefanie w/ her i-pad, book, & sweatshirt she let me borrow|
1st- That my friend Bridella stopped by unannounced (not knowing about Alicen) on Monday night and helped me with the boys. This was huge since Alicen wouldn't let me put her down.
2nd- My college roommate/friend, Stefanie, works at Loma Linda Hospital and was my saving grace while at the hospital. She would come see us multiple times a day.
3rd- That my mom was able to help with the boys...that was huge!!
4th- That friends brought in a couple meals to help us get back in the swing of things
Although it was not an easy thing to experience we are grateful to have insurance and especially that our children are healthy.