Monday, November 28, 2011

The Parade & the ER

Yesterday Gianna was in one of the local parades with her dance studio. She's going to be in another one Saturday afternoon. She was a little nervous but once she was on the trailer with all her other little friends she was fine. It was weird for me to just leave her. Once she was on the trailer we left and went and stood on the street and waited for them to come through. From the time we dropped her off to the time we picked her up was about an hour and a half. But she had fun and waved like a little pro!

After the parade we went by Wal-Mart and picked up stuff for me to start the Cabbage Soup Diet and then we went by McDonald's (going out with a bang! lol!) and it was busy. A whole high school was there eating but we found a seat and Gianna was hyper and happy as usual. She started eating and suddenly started saying her lower back was hurting. Usually when that happens she has a kidney infection. Usually a glass of water will settle it down till we can get her to the doctor and get meds. But she kept complaining more and more then suddenly started crying saying it hurt really bad. I asked if she needed to go to the potty but we had just been and she said no. She was finally crying and kicking her legs saying it hurt really bad so I decided we needed to take her to the ER and get her checked out.

It was about a 12 minute drive to the hospital and she screamed and cried the whole time. Yelling it was hurting so bad and kept kicking her legs which I've never seen her do so I was freaking out! We finally got the ER and they graciously took her right back to a room and triaged her there. She was still crying and saying it hurt so bad. They needed a urine sample once they found out her history with kidney infections. She had just peed 30 minutes earlier and I doubted we'd get anything. But she managed a little then said she needed to go #2 and went a little. Then suddenly she said she felt better. What?! I was like surely this wasn't just a tummy ache. I've never seen her act like that, EVER. After that we sat in the room while they tested her urine and she seemed perfectly fine. Said she wasn't hurting anymore. They came back in and said there was bacteria in her urine so they put her on antibiotics and sent us home. The nurses kept saying how adorable and pretty she was and she was just eating it up! One nurse was just enthralled by the her tutu and kept saying she was going to be such a gorgeous "prima ballerina" - she told us all she had was boys and always wanted a girl. So we made it home exhausted but Gianna was fine and ate a cheeseburger! Lol! She's on meds now and hopefully it'll be cleared up but I'm concerned that she's had two infections in the past few months. This isn't supposed to be happening now that we've had her kidney reflux corrected so we may need to go visit the urologist again after the first of the year to make sure everything is still in tact.


  1. Poor girl. Glad she is ok now though

  2. Bless her heart! She looks so tiny and pitiful in that hospital bed. :(

    So happy she is okay now, and glad it wasn't something more serious!

  3. Oh no! I hope everything turns out OK with her kidney infections, but I just had to laugh at the poo part, mostly because it reminds me of myself! =O