Sunday, January 24, 2010

my life in pictures...

We still aren't sure what happened last week, seems everything happened so quickly. Thursday we took Carrigan to her pediatrician for this dry cough and high fever that started Wednesday night. (Disclaimer: I usually don't rush my children to the doctor, but we knew her oxygen levels were low!) She was diagnosed with bilateral ear infections and bilateral pneumonia. She actually seemed to be acting pretty well. Friday morning she woke- up and just didn't feel good, high fever 103.1 and moaning. By lunch time she had laid on the couch for 2 hours without moving and refused to eat or drink anything. We took her back to the pediatrician where they thought it would be a good idea to give some IV fluids. She was so dehydrated that they were unable to get an IV and we were sent to the hospital. Her temperature there was 104.5! They quickly gor her situated and noticed that her oxygen levels were getting lower. After some oxygen they stabilized. Since picture speak 1000 words...

Finally sitting up and feeling a little better!

Her pacifier actually held the oxgen in her nose. Never thought we'd be thankful for letting her keep the pacy this long!

When you are eating french fries you are always on the mend :)

As of Sunday morning she has been weaned off the oxygen. Her oxygen levels are still a little low, but better. She still has IV fluids and oxygen levels are being monitored continously. Hopefully tomorrow she will be released... what a trying time!


Blogger A Grateful Girl said...

Poor littte thing! How aweful for you to have to go through this! I am glad she is finally home and feeling better!

January 29, 2010 at 6:16 PM  

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