Have I been so happy to find out that Matthew has a bladder infection!!
Matthew's doctor came in singing Christmas carols this morning and looked at me and said, "he has a bladder infection". We both looked at each other and said "YES!!!"in an excited tone.
I know it sounds weird; but a bladder infection is good on many levels.
#1 We don't have to go to Minnesota. When Matthew gets a high fever; he typically has weird, uncontrollable seizures. This is what happened when we went to Minnesota last year. The cause of his crazy seizures ended up being a bad pneumonia that wasn't properly diagnosed.
#2. It's easy to fix. Some antibiotics and home we go, soon...as soon as tomorrow, maybe.
And he is having the typical fever pattern for a bladder infection. The doctor calls it a picket fence pattern. He spikes quickly at night and stays up there for a while (and it is a stubborn little fever; it takes both Motrin, Tylenol AND cool washcloths to his whole body to get it to break) and then is fine for awhile.
He did spike a fever again last night, and had 1 yucky little "I'm gonna stop breathing and turn blue" seizure. Luckily he was on oxygen already, and his oxygen didn't go terribly low. His fever broke early this morning and he is resting comfortably.
Did I tell you how happy I am that it's a UTI??
Thank you, Jesus!