Monday, February 15, 2010

Just like old times...

KayTar and I spent the day in the hospital. Yes, after not a SINGLE visit to the pediatrician since the summer, today we knocked out a pediatrician's appointment and a brief hospital stay. Overachievement is in our nature.

She was sick a couple of weeks ago, minor respiratory crud that we didn't even see the pediatrician for. She missed a week of school, but got over it on her own. She was healthy for a week and then on Saturday, she started sounding pretty rough again and by nightfall she had vomited and spiked a fever. In the night, she started wheezing and although the albuterol helped, she needed it every 2-3 hours to keep the wheezing under control. Sunday she was pretty sick, but we managed to stay out of the ER. In the evening, though, she threw up her bolus feeding and her meds. Before her pediatrician's visit this morning, she threw up her entire feed and then threw up again. And again. AND AGAIN. andagainandagainandagain. The pediatrician listened to her and she didn't sound too bad, but she wanted a chest x-ray because she was satting at 93% and a chemistry panel to check her for dehydration since she hadn't urinated since 6 the prior evening. We went to the hospital and though her chest x-ray was clear, she was wheezing a bit and her glucose level was circling the drain at 39. She was dizzy and lethargic and just NOT her chatty self. Over several hours, they gave her zofran, solumedrol, and glucose...as well as maintenance fluids. Once her numbers came back up and she perked up, she kept down 1/2 a popsicle and a few sips of Sprite...and we were on our way home! It was a long day, but I'm so glad we didn't have to stay overnight. She has to take 4 days of steroids, and I think the IV fluids and zofran will give us plenty of space to keep her hydrated and she should be doing much better soon. Fingers crossed!

12 comments:

natalie said...

No episodes, though, right?

Amazing.

I'm so very, very sorry you had a trip to the ER and that she was sick. But it's completely amazing that she went through all that an no episodes! Keep us updated as she recovers.

Praying!!!

jo(e) said...

Oh, I hope she's feeling better soon!

Becca said...

Oh yuck! So sorry to hear this. Hope she is back to normal really soon!

Jill said...

I'm glad she's feeling better, and honestly? This doesn't sound too out-of-the-ordinary. KWIM? I could see lots of kids making this trip. She seems to be handling this stuff so much better.

Chrissy said...

Oh, I am so sorry she has been that sick. Hopefully she will bounce back quickly.

Hetha said...

Yikes! But yeah, no episodes! You sound like such a seasoned veteran when it comes to this stuff Kyla....

~aj~ said...

I hope sweet KayTar is feeling much better today. Gotta get back to her normal self before the big birthday!

sheree said...

that KayTar! I am glad that it wasn't a full blown episode but I know it is never fun to be at the hospital. Both of you get some rest!

((hugs))

jen said...

hi honey...it's you. it's you being all graceful. like always.

i've missed you.

InTheFastLane said...

I hope she is feeling better now.

Magpie said...

Poor girl - hope she bounces back soon.

Julie said...

Oh poor little one, I'm glad she's better and at home!