Friday, February 15, 2008
Well, we fought a good fight, but here we are.
Yesterday evening we thought we had it beat, but through the night things took a turn for the worse. Eden's cough was out of control and she started having trouble catching her breath. She was needing Albuterol treatments every 2-3 hours, so we had to bite the bullet and bring her in. Her lung xray today is showing some pneumonia in her right middle lobe. We don't know if it's viral or bacterial, but I'd bet the bank on viral since she's been on antibiotics for an ear infection since Tuesday. I'd venture a wild guess that the ear infection is viral too...but what do I know?
As much as I hate being in the hospital, I feel a lot more relaxed since we got here. I was worrying myself silly over whether to bring her or not. I hate coming to the ER and exposing us to all of the hospital mega-germs if they are just going to send us home to do the same things I am already doing...antibiotics, steroids, breathing treatments. But here they have oxygen and IV fluids, and once we start needing those, it's time. So here we are.
Our hospital has a new patient tower since our last stint, so at least we got to check out the new digs. Pretty fancy. Still not the Hilton, but much closer. Spacious, with a tub and shower in every room, and nice woodish flooring. Once Eden gets some of her spunk back, she'll love flying around here in her Pony Walker! She'll have to EAT SOMETHING first though...
A little someone else fought the good fight and WON! Now that's a first!
Posted by Billie at 10:25 PM