Thursday, April 09, 2009

Staying AWAY from ER

Emma has an infection in her trachea??? She is coughing like a seal, and she spiked a fever of 103 today. She has literally slept all day long. So, I took her to the pediatrician this afternoon, and she has a virus that is in her trachea. I've never heard of such a thing. So, he put her on oral steroids and an antibiotic. He said that some kids are resistant to the oral steroids and if she acts like she is having trouble breathing to take her to the ER where they would give her breathing treatments and place her in an oxygen tent. Luckily, it seems like the steroids are working. Coughing has become much less frequent. She's still pretty lethargic, but she still has her fever also. So, we're hoping the fever comes down and tomorrow is a better day. I was just saying the other day that last Easter was her 1st ever to not be in-patient. She had always been in the hospital before that. Let's home that we can stay at home through this Easter season also:).

On a different note.....5 inches of snow today????? WHAT?? When is spring going to get here? Apparently Mother Nature has not received my memo!!!

Have a great Friday!!!

3 comments:

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

I hope she is better today,,,,Let us know. You know living anywhere near the Rockies means snow in April...Obviously you do know:)

Cindy said...

:( Winters are so hard on our kids. I pray continues to get better and you can stay out of the hospital.

Kristi said...

Praying for sweet Emma..