Thursday, June 23, 2011

What a night!

Fun times right?

I've avoided this scene for 19 months. Rather surprised I've gotten away with it for that long. So was the doctor and nurse we saw tonight when they realized how early she had been. I also found it quite interesting how concerned they became when they heard her lungs and then found out how early she was. Seemed to ramp up their concern a little bit about her lungs sounding so bad.

So what's the story? Well, ever since we came back from vacation, Elisa just hasn't been herself. Up hours at night screaming. We couldn't find a cause. No fever, no nothing. She's had a bit of a runny nose and a cough and was pulling at her ear. So we watched her, suspecting an ear infection, but with the absence of any sort of fever (which was really high the last time she had one) just thought maybe she had a little cold.

Then we find the molar. AHA. Cause of it all, right? Wrong. The fever told me so. Teething does not cause fevers. So off to the doctor we go. We also thought she may have had a UTI due to some other symptoms she had.

The result? The ear infection we suspected. Pretty badly I guess as it warranted medications this time. That and to kill two birds with one stone. It's possible she does have a UTI but the doc didn't want to test as the meds for the ear infection would clear it up if she did. Her lungs were full in all quadrants but the bottom. Joy. Oh joy oh joy. So home we went, our arms full of medications and a new addition to our family. A nebulizer. I don't think I've ever heard or seen her scream quite so much as she did when she saw that mask coming towards her. And I have to do this 4 times a day for the next 2 at least. If not longer. Depending on how she sounds on Friday.

Fun times. She's zonked out. Wish I could be.


Michelle said...

I'm so sorry! I hope she feels better soon.

violetjewell said...

so, ear infection and pneumonia? Am I reading this right? full lungs=pneumonia normally, no? The good news is that she didn't do this earlier so I would think the early birth comes into play, but not nearly as much by this point (it always will, but to a lesser and lesser degree as she gets older). Praying for you... poor things- all of you!

Sarah said...

It's not fun. Mark was about the same age when he needed his for the first time. Unfortunatly, every time he has had any sort of upper respiratory symptom, he's needed it. :( Poor kid has horrible allergies. He was miserable last night. He coughed all night but at least slept. I just laid her listening to him. I hope you are all able to get some good rest soon!