The germs have landed! Man, those little buggers are quick. Friday evening we drove out to my parents' country house to spend a couple of nights. Everyone had a good time (and I took a LOT of photos that I really love), but on the last day, KayTar started coughing...then she felt puny...then she wanted her oxygen in the daytime...then her throat started hurting. Uh-oh! I was hoping that it was allergy-related so I gave her a dose of Benadryl, as she helped with the hay early in the day, but it didn't quite seem like allergies.
We headed home not too long after and had to stop on the drive to give her a dose of ibuprofen for her throat and hook up/turn on her oxygen (per her request). The requests for ibuprofen continued through the day and night when her previous dose wore off, so it was clear we were dealing with an illness and not allergies...and then the fever started yesterday. Last night it was up to 103.5 with ibuprofen...poor baby was so hot and her heart rate was on the high side, too. Her usual overnight oxygen dose is 1/4 of a liter and I had her on a liter and her sats were still lower than they usually are on 1/4 and dipped much more frequently. Nothing serious, but definitely showed her little body is working harder than usual!
She is missing her first day of school for the year today. She is a little congested, has a junky cough, sore throat, and fever. Pretty sure it is just our first viral visitor of the year...hopefully it won't hang around too long and she can get back to the business of being a second grader!