8.14.2008

Her pain is my pain and some days being a mom is more than I can handle...

We've definitely had a very rough few days at the Jones household. On Saturday Jorja woke up with a bit of a fever (101.6) and while Shane and I were taken back by it we didn't think too much about it because the Dr. told us this might be the side effect of her immunizations from a week ago. However, when we went to change her diaper we noticed a really bright red knot on the inside of her leg. And it was apparently extremely painful for Jorja - we could barely change her diaper without her screaming and it seemed painful for her to walk or crawl. Because we weren't sure if the two were related we just went on about our day as normal but knew Jorja wasn't her normal self. When she woke up from her nap that afternoon her temperature had risen to over 104. At that point we decided to call the on-call pediatrician. After speaking with them we decided to take her to the after hours pediatrician. The Dr. looked at the knot on her leg - which they called an "abscess" - and said she wanted to get the pus out but thought the opening was too sealed up at the time. (is this too much for those of you with a weak stomach??) She gave us some antibiotics and said her fever should go down and that the "abscess" should get a head on it and when it does we should take her to our normal pediatrician so they could get a sample of it and test it... and hopefully drain out the pus to give Jorja some relief. (again, too much info?) Well, the "abscess" didn't get better, in fact, we just kept seeing blood in her diaper every time we changed her and her fever wasn't going down. It was still in the 103/104 range. When I woke her Monday morning she had a fever of almost 105 and I freaked!! So, I took her to the Dr. as soon as they could get me in and they decided they needed to drain the "abscess". I had no idea what awaited me next - AHH! They then proceeded to come in and CUT HER OPEN WITH A SCALPEL to try and drain it - with VERY little numbing, I might add. I can honestly say I have NEVER heard Jorja scream like that, nor do I want to hear it again. It was all I could do to not BAWL in the room with her. (I did as soon as they left though). When they couldn't get it to drain they said it was too deep and I would have to take her to the ER to have them SEDATE her while they cut this thing out of her leg. AHHH!! Just what every mom wants to hear! We prayed over her, I called my parents and talked to my mom and she prayed for her. We absolutely didn't want them to cut her open and sedate her! And luckily, they didn't!! They decided to do an ultrasound of it first to make sure it needed to be drained or to see if they could figure out exactly what it was and I guess the results of that showed they can't drain it or cut anything out at this time. I still am not 100% sure what it is or what is going on or why they did nothing for her but put her through excruciating pain but... I'm just glad they didn't have to put her under and cut her open! Praise Jesus for that!! So, she still has that knot there but they are hoping antibiotics will kill it. They finally "diagnosed" her with Cellulitis - which is just a fancy way of saying she got a cut or bite that got infected. She is still pretty bruised up from all the cutting and poking they did but she's broken her fever and seems to be back to her happy, healthy and hungry self!

Umm... note to self. When Jorja is sick - don't try to take a picture of her! She doesn't like it much! haha - I think it's hilarious. (Also, you can't see it very well but she has her first walking bruise on her cheek from where she fell into Shane's knee - poor kid, can't catch a break).

Pictures like this are a rarity - Jorja only lays like this when she is really tired or really sick... and I would say she was pretty sick.

6 comments:

Kristen said...

Poor poor baby! I hate it when the babies hurt! God is faithful and hears our prayers. I'm praying for Miss J's continued healing. Give her kisses from Aunt Kristen.

P.S. You look too good!

Leah said...

That's terrible. I can't even imagine having to endure that and hear her little cries! I would have been bawling. Thinking about her- let us know how she is feeling.

Georgia said...

Oh, poor baby and poor Mama! I don't know if I'd been able to hold it together and not cry. One of my daughters had to be hospitalized for RSV and when they rolled the oxygen tent in the room, I burst into tears. And they hadn't even done anything to my child yet!

I hope she starts to feel better soon.

The Milfords: said...

Oh sweetie! I teared up just reading about it. I will be praying for sweet Jorja. Let me know how it goes.

The Durham's said...

I am so so sorry! That broke my heart! You are one strong mama:) Please know we are praying for little Jorja and anxiously awaiting a "great report" on the blog:) Bless yall!

Andrea said...

ok- seriously - How can I have a page as cute as yours. ????