I don't even know if I have the strength to post all this. Sage is sleeping on her Papa's lap, now, so I have an hour or so. She got what we just thought was a cold on Monday. The fever got high, but I have taken care of sick children before and it didn't faze me. She threw up the next morning (my kids do this when they get a fever, as an alternative to seizing, so I still didn't faze) and the next morning, and the next (but not puking like the tummy bug, as she was very febrile, but not too sick for the rest of the day) Thursday night I was up with her, as the fever got to 104. I used homeopathy, motrin ect. No releif. The next morning I made her a "nest" in the living room, (she wanted to be there) so she could rest. She came to be shaking like a leaf about a half an hour later. Her hands were blue and her mouth was dusky, her fever was VERY high and she was shaking and delirious. I have NEVER seen her this sick. She has been a very healthy child, apart from colds. I called the doctor and they couldn't see her for hours, so Bear and I took off for the ER. I KNEW something was wrong. They triaged her and gave her some tylenol and motrin, and then we waited over and hour, with her all listless and droopy. Her urine was brown. She thought she was going to puke but she didn't. Finally, someone saw her. She was diagnosed with: A double ear infection dehydration hyponatremia (a complication of dehydration) hypercalcemia (again a comp of dehydration) possible UTI Possible strep Thank God, they decided not to do a spinal tap. She had blood cultures, urine cultures, checked her electrolytes (which were off) throat cultures (prelims look negative) ect. They they put my poor baby on an IV, which took two tries to get in. They also had to clean cerurum out of her ears so they could see the tympanic membrane, and she cried. Both ears were infected to the point where she did need antibiotics (we usually don't treat ear infections, but this one, along with the high fever it caused, may have caused the dehydration, so we decided to) She is allergic to penicillin, so they gave her Zithromax and we went home. !:30 AM. She wakes up crying. The fever is back up to 104. I tried the Motrin again, she threw it up. I just held her until she fell asleep and washed her with cool water. We tried some tylenol and it stayed down. Fever however stayed up. She was up the rest of the night. Bear knows I have been up for nearly a week or more with sick kids so he lied with her, so I could rest (not sleep, though, I was in there every time she coughed) Next morning, 103, more Tylenol. I gave her the Antibiotic and the fever came down a little. About noon, Bear notices, as she is asleep, that she is getting hives. I had JUST called the Ped to get her lab results and now I had to call back to tell them she was having a reaction to the Zithromax. After 5 calls to get through to someone at the Doctor's office, I DEMAND they put a nurse or doctor on the phone (don't give me that "someone will calll you back" shit!) The nurse tells me to give her benadryl, and to call 911 if she doesn't respond. Sage is irritable and itchy and I am a wreck. They prescribe a new antibx. I hold Sage. My freind, the pharmacist tells me the antibx they prescribed is RELATED to penicllin, but maybe far enough away from it, so she won't be allergic. So, now I am freaking out. There isn't much left to try. I have never seen this child so sick. The only time Moon was this sick was when she has Scarlet Fever at the same age, but Sunshine used to get sick a lot, but doesn't now. Lennon is like his daddy, and rarely gets sick. She is now sitting on my lap complaining that her nose hurts. Is there a crying "smilie?"