Last night, my daughter who had come down with a cough after her stomach flu this week - got progressively worse. To the point where she couldn't eat with out coughing. She couldn't talk without coughing. Not to be gross, but coughing to the point of vomiting. She went to bed early, and woke up at 1 a.m. I brought her into bed with me where I would stay up with her as she tried to sleep. As I had my arms around her, I could feel her rapid breathing, and just knew something wasn't right.
I had flashbacks to when my son was hospitalized with pneumonia at the same age and got a sick feeling in my stomach that it was going to be the same thing for her. I mean, I was nauseous thinking about how sick my son was at that time and thinking that my daughter was as bad. I almost took her to Children's right then - but then she fortunately passed out. She only slept for about a half hour but by that time it was 5 a.m. and morning anyway. By 7:30 when she was no better I decided to bring her to Childrens.
Yes, she has pneumonia. And her and I almost had an overnight stay....but fortunately, I got her there early enough, and they gave her antibiotics and IV soon enough to be able to see a positive change in her. She's still so sick, but she was stable enough to go home and not needing oxygen. So a watchful is being kept and if she is no better tomorrow then she has to go back. But I'm thinking she'll be fine and will just be able to be followed up by her pediatrician on Monday.
I'm tired...she's tired.
And tomorrow...... is a new day!
Every day is a new day to have a good day.
Here's to a better day for her.