“The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.”
David Russell (Scottish, classical guitarist, b1953)
TIME: 2:01 PM
PLACE: Highway 255/270 heading west
SUBJECT: Jefferson Barracks Bridge approach
Well, I thought that SD had FINALLY broken her fever this morning. She had gone 9 hours without a temperature. Then her fever spiked to 102 degrees. So I called the pediatrician and made another appointment. Our pediatrician is about 45 minutes away, in Missouri and to get there we cross this bridge over the Mississippi River. Dr. P--- examined SD and took another flu test which was negative again. She gave SD some ibuprofen, then sent us down to radiology to get x-rays of SD’s lungs to rule out pneumonia. Her lungs were clear. Yea! We went back to the office and discussed our next step, which was…peeing in a cup! The sample was clear and undiluted which meant that SD was not dehydrated – that was a good thing! There was a low bacteria count, but a high white blood cell count, so the conclusion was that although SD is over her virus, she now has a urinary tract infection. Antibiotics were prescribed and I am to call tomorrow and update her on SD’s condition. I hope this will be the answer – it will be one week tomorrow that she’s been running a fever.