I think perhaps, even writing about Emmi, I have pissed off the gods. We have been on the look out for signs that Emmi's kidney is failing. Today she skipped off to therapy happy as can be. We went straight from therapy to dance. Minutes before going into dance class, Emmi started saying "Emmi sick." She has had some allergy problems for days, and I taught her to say that. She had been saying it everytime she coughed. I brushed it off, and sent her into class.
Then? She came out of class three times to go to the bathroom. Except she didn't go. She just grunted. I thought maybe her stomach hurt. But she said, "No." Then she pointed to her back and said, "Owie." And that is when I began to think something was up. Except, she didn't seem to be having any other problems.
Fifteen minutes into class, I saw Emmi's eyes roll back into her head and she staggered to the ground. She was burning hot. She has spiked a fever quickly. I raced her to the doctor. She has a kidney infection.
They started medication. They took labs. They moved her next renal ultrasound up.
It could just be a simple kidney infection. Or it could be a signal that the kidney is finally failing.