3.31.2008

Horha, You give me fever!

So we just had a pretty eventful weekend and it all started when we went out to eat and Jorja was just not acting herself - which basically means she was a little fussy and wouldn't eat (and as you can see from her pictures, homegirl LOVES to eat and is so HAPPY) so we knew something was up. So I took her out of her highchair and held her and when I did she was BURNING up. Immediately Shane and I packed up all our belongings and headed home. When we got there we took Jorja's temp to discover she had a 103.1 temperature. YIKES! We, of course, freaked out. We called the after hours nurse line and she told us what to do for the night but suggested if Jorja still had a fever first thing in the morning we should go see the Dr. She was still running a temp of 102.7 so we took her in. While we were there one of the nurses came in to do a flu test and before she started she wanted to be sure to tell me a funny story... 

She asked me if I remember what happened the last time we took Jorja in to get her immunizations... see, the nurse that came in to give Jorja her shots was new to the practice so the Dr. thought it would be funny to play a joke on her. When she came in to administer the shots she said "so, how is little HORHA doing?" It actually took me a second to figure out what she was saying but once I got it I said "OH! No, it's Jorja" and she freaked out and said "oh my gosh, I'm going to kill him. Dr. Guetersloh told me it was Horha" and we kind of had an uncomfortable laugh and then she made my daughter scream her head off. Then when I was checking out Dr. G came up to me and was laughing so hard about the practical joke he had played on the nurse (and, of course, told me that's what I get for trying to be crazy with the spelling of my daughter's name. ha!)... so, as the nurse reminded me of this incident she proceeded to tell me that ever since that day they bring up the story at least once a day because whenever they have a patient in their office and they don't know how to pronounce their name it is the "inside joke" to call them Horha! She told me when the Dr. told her to "take a flu test for Jorja in room 6" that she looked at him and said "like you mean, Horha, Jorja?" and he said "yes" and then she said she got SO excited because she's been dying to meet the famous Horha Jones! HA! And then she proceeded to make my daughter scream her head off... 

I have actually had a lot of laughs about the first incident at the Dr.'s office but now that I know it is making Jorja legendary at the office... I think it is pure greatness! :) haha!! (and hopefully it doesn't lose anything to read this story... I wasn't real sure how to phonetically spell Horha nor was I sure I should phonetically spell Jorja as Georgia - so hopefully you got the gist!)

Oh, and just an FYI... our weekend actually ended up with us spending most of Sunday afternoon in the ER as Jorja had a temperature of 104.6! The diagnosis was bronchiolitis and the beginning of pneumonia. We also got to weigh her while we were there and she is now weighing in at a whoppin 22 lbs, 1 oz! whoa! :) She is still not 100% yet - she has thrown up a few times and still has a low grade fever BUT I can tell she is definitely getting better. She absolutely amazes me though because through it all she is still able to smile and laugh. I just adore her. Oh, and Shane thought I was CRAZY but I took pics of Jorja's first ER visit... 

   

4 comments:

Leah said...

Poor sweet girl....We had to have an ER visit around 9 months with vomiting....it is no fun! I can't wait to meet her. Hopefully we are coming through this summer for a couple of days. Miss you guys!
Leah

Jenn said...

bummer..hope she feels better. it's no fun when they are sick!

The Milfords: said...

Oh sweet Jorja!! I am so sorry to hear that she is sick. I can't imagine a fever that high now, much less in a such a little person.

I would love to make you a blanket! Email me b/c I don't have your email and we can talk about it.

Rebecca said...

I love little Horha. So sad she's not been feeling well. I love that going to the doctor makes you laugh. The Horha story has to be my favorite so far. We laugh about Horha quite a bit.