Thanks for all your sweet support. K is actually perking up a bit. She slept 13 hours and hasn't had a fever in a few hours. Progress is good! I was very worried yesterday because the pediatrician suspected mono. It now appears we have dodged that bullet. Praise!!
I have not been feeling as bad as many people who deal with gall bladder issues, primarily because my hubby deals with this stuff all the time and we caught my initial symptoms. I have actually only had one painful attack last week. I've had gall stones since pregnancy (without symptoms) and we've been waiting to see if they would ever start bothering me. Now that they have, we are going to go ahead and remove my gall bladder as an outpatient procedure at a scheduled time, rather than wait for a severe attack that could result in more emergent surgery and something more serious like pancreatitis.
I am certainly not thrilled about surgery, but in the grand scheme of things it is a blessing to catch it early. And compared to what so many others are facing it is truly not a major thing--just an inconvenience--and I'll be glad to feel free to eat without fear of another attack.
Thanks again for all the well wishes.