Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Fever Update

Lexi woke up this morning with a 101 degree temperature. She had a red rash all around her tummy and was really miserable. She cried on and off all night and had to be soothed. She held her and let her sleep most of the morning and by early afternoon she started to become more like the Lexi we know. Our guide wanted us to take her back to the Physical Examination building again so she met us at 2:30 and we headed over. It was less crowded today and once one doctor took a look at her they multiplied to 4! I wish I could have taken a picture of the look on Geoff's face as they spoke in Chinese talking about Lexi's case. They look at her and the second any of them touched her, Lexi would cry like they were hurting her. The worst she had to endure was the ENT Dr. who looked down her throat. That one is scary! She wears a magnifying eye piece and looks down her throat. The woman could even scare me! After taking her temp, looking her over good, and consulting with each other a woman Dr. talked to me in English and told me that we were doing all the right things and to try to get LOTS of liquids in her. She and I discussed how the new Hague Convention rules require these vaccinations. She said that they disagree with the new policy and that they are keeping records to turn into the US to hope to eventually change the policy. She said it is too hard on the children. She said that about 10% of children react like Lexi has. Of course, Lexi's body was already fighting the food allergy so the shots may have just thrown her body into more turmoil. She is in better spirits this afternoon and is playing even with the little temperature. We have stayed in the room to avoid contact with other children for both their sake and Lexi's. It makes for a long day but she is worth it. We want her as well as possible for traveling on Friday... and of course, we want NO delays!! We are so ready to come home. Here is a video I took this afternoon while Geoff went to get me a Starbucks coffee. Lexi is quite a smart little one (if I say so myself! Not biased of course!)She is very coordinated and mimics things you do. Today I wanted to cut her fingernails and I just knew from observing her that if I showed her what the clippers do on me, that she would let me clip her nails. Sure enough, she understood and sat still to let me clip those long fingernails. This afternoon she made up her own new game with the Cheerios! I thought it was pretty clever but then again... her mommy can't find fault!

** Video coming... blogger is not cooperating from China. We've had trouble posting video and pictures!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope your little one feels better. If you still suspect allergy when you get back to the US, this website may be of use www.kidswithfoodallergies.org

It is a good resource with lots of caring parents. Best of luck.

Wanda and Geoff said...

Thank you!

MHSands said...

I'm counting the days too!

Stacey said...

I am sorry she's had such a hard time, y'all. I am hoping for a safe and uneventful trip home. Se you soon!

southernheart said...

Won't be long now...
"Praying that all goes well on the trip home"

Anonymous said...

"HOME" what an AWESOME four letter word................