Dear Evy:

promising to live a happy and simpler life in honor of my evelyn

We were already prepared that Evy might have a fever when she woke Thursday morning. The evening before, Adam had fed her a bottle and she fell asleep around 7:30. I had been teaching a floral design class and did not get home until 8:30. He was holding her in the rocker as she slept. She sometimes took late naps, so that wasn’t unusual. But when he laid her down and she continued to sleep, that was unusual. Thursday morning she was radiating heat. Obviously she wasn’t going to the sitter. Adam took Ava on to Babysitter Beth and I stayed home to cuddle with my pumpkin. She slept most of the day, but continued to get hotter. I don’t like giving tylenol unless necessary, but once her fever climbed to 103, I thought it was time. I took it a few moments later and it was then 104. I called Adam to tell him that I thought we should head to the doctor. Our doctor was out of town and it was 4:32. The on call doctors stop seeing patients at 4:30. So to Urgent Care we went. There is nothing urgent about Urgent Care. I was getting so mad because she felt so hot and I felt like her fever was rising even more. But of course when the doctor did finally see her, it was only 101. The doctor ruled out ear infection and cold/sinus. Couldn’t rule out UTI because they ran out of catheters. hmm… They concluded with possibly a virus and also gave us this bag to try to catch our baby’s pee? Evy seemed to perk up after leaving urgent care so we weren’t too concerned. I just thought the tylenol finally took affect and that she would be better by morning.

Evy Sick

You could just tell that she didn’t feel like herself 😦

My favorite memory of that day: I met Adam at the Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce for lunch. They were grilling out so Adam, my dad, Evy and I went down there for a quick bite. I was holding Evy against my chest as she slept while I ate my hotdog. Next thing I know, she has the biggest glob of ketchup in her hair. Ooops…

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