What started out as feeling uncomfortable, ended up as a really bad infection, a UTI.
The ultrasound revealed that one of her kidneys is larger than the other & they believe she has been refluxing back up into her kidney. She will be having some more painful tests done as soon as this infection is cleared up to find out if this will need to be repaired.
They kept her for 2 days to give her a really strong antibiotic drip and we are home now with some really strong oral antibiotics.
I have to say that everything we went through this week was another emotional issue for us. We seem to take 2 steps forward and 1 step back. It's really hard for me to hear her cries and her 'Mommy' screams and me be the one holding her down for strangers to poke, prod and stick strange things in her. She looks in my eyes for reassurance and I can only tell her that it will be okay, that Mommy is here and try to sing songs of comfort to her while all this is going on. I had a whole new level of understanding & sympathy for my friend Mare, who had to come home and hang in the hospital so long right after their China return. It's a trust issue and Eme was really looking at me with those innocent eyes of, "Why are you doing this to me" look.
Her big brother G came to the hospital to give her a cheering up and she couldn't have been more happy to see him. He fed her icecream that was laced with more medicine and they played silly little games. It was the perkiest she had been all day long.
Daddy also brought in a few of her birthday gifts and that helped occupy her time, now we have to re~shop for her birthday....which shouldn't be to hard.
If only perfect health came wrapped inside a little pink box with a white ribbon, we'd be golden.