. . . are making today a better day than yesterday.
We had to take A to the ER yesterday afternoon for the first time. Her temp jumped to 103.5 F after being in the mid to high 101 F for two and half days. I thought she had a cold. She was coughing with a runny nose and a fever. Which is her “normal” for a cold.
I called hubby home from work and off we went. The nurse asked if we were there due to her cough, “Nope her temp was very high” was my response. After 45 minutes we were out of the waiting room and into a room to see the doctor. 20 minutes later we were talking to the doctor. That is very fast in our town. He asked if we were there due to her cough.
My baby girl was terrified of this doctor. He then tells us she needs x-rays and will have to have a plastic tube placed around her body to hold her still with her hands above her head for the x-ray.
I learned that as a breastfeeding mother, I was unable to go with her. I barely held back the tears as my husband took her to be x-rayed. Thank God all I could hear was her coughing, no crying.
She came out of the room showing me the Dora stickers she got. Hubby was able to hold her up on the table without the use of the tube which would have terrified her. The x-ray tech was amazing with her. The doctor we had to go back to again: not so much, she started crying as soon as she saw him.
She is on antibiotics for possible bronchial pneumonia. This afternoon she is feeling so much better with less coughing.