Sick Joey

22 Aug

We went down to Norfolk to visit my family two weekends ago and while we were there Joey got sick. He woke up on Sunday with a fever of 100.7 so Matty and I took him to Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters (CHKD). Because he was only 6 weeks old they decided to admit him, test his blood, and do a lumbar puncture to rule out bacterial meningitis. He also received IV antibiotics just in case he did have meningitis because by the time the test came back it would have been too late to prevent serious damage.

Obviously this was scary because Joey was so little but the hospital staff was excellent and he was fever-free by Monday morning. We had to stay until the tests came back on Tuesday, which were all negative. I am very grateful for the wonderful care he received and that all he had was some sort of virus.

The lumbar puncture traumatized me more than Joe:

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Sick but still smiley in his tiny Looney Toons hospital gown:

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PopPop put him to sleep for the ride back to Alexandria:

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