Friday, January 15, 2010

breathing treatments, steroids, & antibiotics

I am certainly not feeling like Mother of the Year this morning.  Although she was bouncing around and seemed happy, Cydney seemed to be wheezing a bit when I put her to bed on Wednesday evening.  I wasn't sure if it was junk in her throat, or something had really settled in her lungs.  Thursday morning she sounded much worse so I decided to take her to our pediatrician.

The Dr. was quick to tell me that she was, in fact, wheezing very badly.  She immediately suspected RSV and ran a nasal swab.  NEGATIVE!!  Whew...I am thinking this is a good sign.  Actually, not this time.  She told me she wanted it to be RSV because then she would know what was the cause of this wheezing.  She was puzzled how she got so bad so quickly.  Another type of virus or ASTHMA???

Either way the treatment plan is the same...breathing treatments.  Before we could leave the office we had to have a breathing treatment and a steroid shot.  She also sent us home on breathing treatments, steroids, and an antibiotic because she was running a slight fever.

Neither Robby or I got much sleep last night between breathing treatments every 3 hours or Cydney in our bed flopping around like a fish because she couldn't sleep well.  But we made it through and she seems to be doing much better this morning.  She is one tough little girl...when she is sick she still strolls around with a precious little smile on her face.  I love that!!!  She is spending the day with her Mimi.  What more could a sick girl want than to be loved on by her Mimi all day?

Robby and I have extremely healthy kids.  We have a few minor bumps in the road every now and then when it comes to health, but nothing major.  We are standing on God's promises of healing and health for Cydney.  She will not have asthma and this is nothing more than a bump in the road.  Please join us in praying for health.  



MomBrose said...

Praying in agreement with you. Those steroids can make them batty so the "tossing" is no surprise (poor thing). My middle has "reactive airway disorder" which basically means she wheezes when she gets sick. It's not asthma, but she has a nebulizer when she gets a bad bad cough.

Katy said...

You Bet! So sorry to hear that little Cydney is having anything but a wonderful time in life! We'll be in prayer!

Kelli said...

Hi Amy... I pray that Cydney is better for healing of whatever it is and for protection from any kind of illness in the future!! Love you guys!

Montessori Moments said...

Sorry, it is no fun having a child who is not feeling well. You have a lovely blog! I look forward to reading more.
I hope you'll stop by and visit me too!