Well, we certainly finished our trip off with bang… at urgent care. Poor Sadie girl started acting strange on Wednesday and by that afternoon she was in a lot of pain.
She was showing symptoms of a urinary tract infection and we weren’t sure what to do. We knew we would be leaving to go home the next morning, so we decided to call her doctor and see what they suggested.
Her pediatrician booked her for an appointment to test for a UTI for when we got home, but said to take her to urgent care in North Carolina if she was in a lot of pain that night.
We didn’t want to risk her getting worse in the night and then going on a plane with her in severe pain, so we took her to Outer Banks Hospital Urgent Care in Kitty Hawk at dinnertime. All of the staff at urgent care were awesome!
We got Sader Tot tested for a UTI and it was positive. Poor girl. We picked up an antibiotic at the drugstore in Kill Devil Hills and started her on it ASAP. We also dosed her up with Tylenol as per the doctor’s orders. It was really hard seeing her in so much pain. I think I cried as much as she did 😢
We made it through the night without much sleep, and Sadie was feeling okay enough to get on the plane back to Pittsburgh in the morning.
Our flight was smooth and quick and we were back home by 10 am! Sadie still wasn’t herself so we let her laze around for a bit and watch TV before Jimmy brought her to work to say hi to everyone while I caught up a little around the house.
I think the little outing lifted her spirits! Afterwards, we all took a much needed nap 😴
Sadie woke up from her nap with a fever over 101 but some Motrin knocked it right out. We played with these dinosaur eggs to distract her from the UTI pain before we had an early dinner. Afterwards, since the weather was gorgeous, we headed to one of our favorite places: the trail and creek!
There’s a walking trail near our house with a creek along it. There’s a little nook of creek that we absolutely love going to. It’s our family’s happy place. It felt so good to go for the first time this season!
We capped off the evening by going to Millie’s Homemade Ice Cream. We grabbed some ice cream for Jimmy’s step brother and sister before heading over to his mom’s house to say hi. She had hurt her back recently so we wanted to visit and check on her.
It was a good day back in the ‘Burgh! Minus the sickness for poor Sadie. Today I am frantically cleaning up the house, tidying, doing laundry, and cooking in preparation for the Bible study we’re hosting tonight. Soo, I should probably end this post and get my day going!