Since being off school and having fewer dance classes per week (due to the holidays) Alana was starting to improve. She was able to sleep late, lounge around all day, and eat at her convenience. She continued to have reflux but it wasn't as bothersome.
Yesterday morning she woke up and immediately complained of a sore throat and headache. I knew she must not feel well to complain on Christmas. She only ate a few bites of breakfast and didn't even want to play with her new toys. I took her temp and she had a low grade fever. Bummer. We headed over to my MIL's house and Alana just wanted to lay down and try to get rid of her headache. Tylenol doesn't make her feel better or reduce the fever. She ate a few bites of lunch but refused dinner.
This morning she woke up complaining of a headache, sore throat, and a stomachache. She did eat some breakfast but a few minutes later was spitting up her food. This time I noticed there were streaks of blood in the spitup. I'm not sure if this is typical of reflux or not (is it?). I put a call in to the GI but she is on vacation and I have no idea when she'll return. The fever continued all day and her headache became worse and she started to become dizzy if she did anything other than lay flat on her back. She ate a few bites of lunch and tried to eat dinner but became frustrated because whatever she swallowed was coming right back up.
Hopefully she'll feel better tomorrow but we'll see. We still haven't told her about her upcoming procedure and I know that we'll need to soon. Today just didn't seem like the day to do that.
On a positive note I've been talking with an old friend (we were best friends in Kindergarten, lol) who was recently diagnosed with Crohn's Disease. She's given me some great information and it is really nice to connect with someone in a similar situation (as you all know). She's facing a possible surgery soon if her medications don't work quickly so she is in my prayers daily. A little scary to hear about what my own daughter may someday face.
Anyway, I basically just needed to post and get some things out. I'm concerned for my baby and feel rather helpless at the moment. My husband is not handling the diagnosis well and somehow I ended up being the strong one for now (typically these roles are reversed, lol). I'm terrified about what this procedure will reveal but anxious for her to get some help. 2 more weeks.....