Friday, October 26, 2007

Hospital Again

The tonsillectomy saga continues. Claire's cold progressed to asthma, which was bad enough to warrant a visit to the pediatrician yesterday. She had used an inhaler and taken oral medications but was still really struggling to breathe. She wasn't eating and was barely drinking and looked terrible. She didn't even want to walk to the car and had to be carried.

Claire threw up shortly after entering the doctor's office, unfortunately on an upholstered waiting room chair. They got her out of there as quickly as possible, straight to the vinyl furniture equipped exam room. The nurse checked her vitals, included her oxygen level which was 91. The doctor came in and checked her over and wanted to admit her to the hospital.

She is doing better now on breathing treatments, I.V. steroids and antibiotics. She has not needed oxygen so I am thinking that we will be getting out of here this morning after the doctor comes in. I have been here all night and I am counting the minutes until I can go to the cafeteria and get some hospital eggs. Really.

4 comments:

Janie said...

First, you are a wonderfully aware, attentive mom. Please take care of yourself so that you can continue to take care of you beautiful babies.

When our babies are sick, we are sick. The worry never ends.

I hope that Claire is very well soon.

I hope that you can eat a gourmet omelet in a wonderfully, quaint cafe soon!

suchsimplepleasures said...

how horrible. i hope she feels better and very soon! enjoy the eggs...

NocturnalRN said...

Oh bless you. and your girls

Mark said...

Wednesday, September 26, 2007
He examined both girls and confirmed that the tonsils need to go.

I hope the cure isn't worse than the disease.