String Bean ran a fever all weekend long. On day 4 of the fever, I took her into the pediatrician where they wanted a urine culture and blood test to rule out some things. Of course, to get a urine culture from a baby in diapers requires a catheter. String Bean did not enjoy that at all. For the blood test, it ends up String Bean was a bit dehydrated, so veins in both arms collapsed. It was so painful/stressful (not sure which) that it took 3 of us to hold her down for the attempts at the blood draw. We were sent to the lab across the street to have a phlebotomist draw blood. After over an hour in the waiting room, we were called back. They decided her veins were not in good enough condition to draw blood. So, they did a finger prick to get a CBC, which she clearly did not enjoy.
Needless to say, after her nap, she woke up pretty much acting like her old self and the fever broke. Murphy's law. I guess we don't have to worry much about the rest of those blood tests that were ordered that we never drawn. (Phew!)
Here's hoping the fever does not return in the morning and that we can get some health back in our house!