Skylie 02/22/2008Well, turns out it isn't just a cold. I took Skylie in to her doctor's today, because she just wasn't getting better. Her cough was yucky, she was barely eating and what she did eat, she threw up.
When we got there, she had an oxygen level of around 83. They gave her a breathing treatment and she dropped to about 75. So, the ambulance was called and she was rushed to Primary Children's emergency room. After 5 hours in emergency, they transferred us up to the the med/surg floor and here we wait. Her RSV test came back negative, but they are treating her as if she has it, because she has all the symptoms. ***UPDATE: The second set of tests came back and she is positive for RSV.***
She is on oxygen and doing really well with that. She tried her first bottle, since this morning and threw it up. She is finally sleeping...but a little too well, because her respiration's keep dropping to the lower 'teens. (Shouldn't go below 20/minute.) I have to keep startling her awake, to remind her to breathe. They are suctioning her out quit a bit and she HATES that! But, it helps her to breathe easier and not be so wheezy.
Being here is hard. It reminds me of when Avery was in the hospital with RSV. It doesn't help, that out of the 1,459,034 rooms in this hospital, we are in the very same one that Avery was in. I know that Avery was much, much sicker than Skylie is right now, but it's hard to see many of the same procedures happening again.