Sunday, April 26, 2009
My Sick Little Thing
Poor sweet little Jetty is having some trouble with fevers again. The fever finally stopped yesterday after five days. She is such a trooper even with high fevers. The girls and I were out in the studio, I was sewing some skirts and they were painting beads, and Jetty said she was cold. She then stopped painting climbed up into a chair with a blanket. Ella climbed right up with her because she likes to be next to Jetty. I knew this was unusual with my "Hot Babies" and went inside to get the thermometer. Her fever was 104! It fluctuated up to 104 for 5 days and just finally went away.
The worst part about this is this isn't a one time thing. These started after out second trip to China two and a half years ago. She was getting 106 fevers every 23-28 days. They did some blood work and x-rays and the only thing that showed up was a low white cell count. The fevers seemed to stop for a few months and then she started VPK and seemed to be sick all the time. I just chalked it up to starting school and stopped keeping track. Well,I started keeping track again 5 months ago and they are definitely cyclical. Now the fevers are every 29-30 days and sometimes she comes down with symptoms and sometimes not.
We went to our Primary Doctor and they set us up with a specialist on Tuesday. He specializes in Pediatric infectious disease, immunology and rheumatologist. This seems perfect because it is all the things that need to be checked. Please keep her in you prayers that it is something simple. I feel sure that it is I just hope we are able to figure it out soon without too many tests. If anyone has had the same experience feel free to contact me with any information on the causes.