Well, two nights in the hospital isn't exactly what we pictured when making plans for Thanksgiving!
On Tuesday I was feeding Saac when I noticed that he felt a little warm. I took his temp and it was 99.1. I didn't really think too much of it, just made a note to be aware if he continued to feel warm. The next day he felt warm again so I took his temp again and this time it was 100.2. We called the pediatrician and they said to take a rectal temp (sorry, maybe TMI) and it was 100.4. Well, that's the cut off for when they like to see you in the office, so I packed Isaac up right away and headed over to the office. When we got there his temperature was 103. So, after taking the temp several times and looking him over, they decided to admit him to the hospital to see what was going on. They said that in a baby this small/young, you can't be too careful with a temperature like this. We were admitted to the hospital on Thanksgiving eve. They took a spinal fluid sample, blood draw and urine specimen. Then they started antibiotics because infections in babies can go too quickly to have to wait for lab results. He continued to run a fever all night long, then it finally broke on Thursday morning. We got back some preliminary results which indicated that there was a bacterial UTI (urinary tract infection). The doctors think say that it's very unusual for such a young baby to have an infection like this. So, either it's just an unusual/isolated UTI, or it's an indication of more serious problems with his kidneys. We stayed in the hospital until about noon today (11/28) and were released with a prescription for an oral antibiotic. He'll be on this for 10 days and then we'll have him checked again to make sure that the infection is gone. As soon as we know that the infection is gone, then he'll have some tests run on his bladder and kidneys. They'll do this in order to rule out any abnormalities with the kidneys and something called kidney reflux where the urine travels from the bladder back up into the kidneys.
Please do pray that this is simply an isolated UTI and not something more seriously wrong with his kidneys. Also pray for him that he's not in too much pain. It seems that he's already feeling better. He wasn't actually acting too sick, but it's so hard to tell with babies. Thanks for all those who have prayed up to this point. Matt and I are doing really well and are so so thankful to be back home with our new little guy. He had his 3 week birthday in the hospital...we'll have stories to tell about this!