I wish I could be posting that we ALL feel 100% better, but, we are not.
I went to the doctor on Monday and was told I had bronchitis. Antibiotics started and I definitely am feeling better. not completely, but better for sure.
The Superhero is still on his antibiotics for the sinus infection. He is about 7 days in of the 30 day regimen.
The Princess, well, she is NOT better. Not completely anyway. I took her to the doctor on Monday and she was put on antibiotics for bronchitis. We also started up her breathing treatments again, every 4 hours, around the clock.
She was not getting enough better by yesterday (Wednesday) so I called and made her an appointment for this morning to get back in with the doctor. I was thinking she might have pneumonia, but I wasn't sure. She seemed to be breathing more shallow than normal and taking more breaths than normal. I had a HARD time sleeping last night. She was in bed with me and I just listened to her breathing all.night.long.
Took her in this morning and her lungs sounded great. I had done her breathing treatment not long before we had gone in. I went ahead and asked for the chest x-ray to ease my mind about the pneumonia. We went over to the radiologist and had her x-ray done. (this is where they place her in this barbaric looking contraption I had never seen prior to the last few x-rays she has had done, it works well at holding her still though)
We came home so she could eat lunch and nap. Then I got the call. It was our awesome nurse from the peds office calling to let me know the pneumonia was NEGATIVE. Which is GREAT news.
Then there was a BUT. Isn't there always?
BUT, she does have asthma. Keep the breathing treatments up every 4 hours. (paraphrased, of course)
She may be able to come off them for a while when she is feeling better. We will just have to see how she does. The air quality is POOR here in AZ which does NOT help.
So, now we have asthma to deal with and worry about. It had been mentioned previously since she has had issues in the past, but usually they don't actually "say" it until they are a little older.
Never a dull moment in the house with The Superhero and The Princess.
*Disclaimer: I am a mom of a T1 Diabetic child. I am NOT a doctor. I just play one in real life. Please do not take anything in this post or any other post on this blog as medical advice. If you have questions or concerns of your own, please seek advice from your doctor.*