Averi has been sick with a runny nose and eyes for a week and a half now. She started getting better several days ago, but when she got worse again and started coughing, sweating, wheezing, and retracting her lungs just trying to breathe, I took her to the pediatrician yesterday morning. The doctor said Averi had an ear infection and bronchiolitis and gave her a breathing treatment. This didn’t help so she sent us to the emergency room.
They did a chest x-ray that showed no pneumonia, took some blood, checked her oxygen saturation, and decided she had croup. She was given a different breathing treatment and a steroid to help with the swelling in her throat and then observed for several hours. We were finally sent home with instructions to come back if her symptoms got worse.
She felt better last night and actually gave us a few smiles but woke up this morning feeling and sounding pretty bad again. She’s thrown-up twice today and keeps arching her back trying to breath. We’ll follow-up with the pediatrician tomorrow but there isn’t a treatment for croup so we just have to wait it out. Sometimes, if it’s not one thing, it’s 50.
Kaili was doing a great job taking care of her sick sister today. She wanted to hold her and give her toys to play with.