Monday, November 10, 2008

Katie is sick again............



So, BESIDES dealing with all of the diarrhea going through my house this past week, Katie got very raspy on me last night. It makes me nervous when she gets that way, b/c it could mean pneumonia. She is always the one to get the sickest, since she has the tracheamalacia and asthma. When she is sick, it goes right to her lungs, it seems. Anyway, she just didn't seem herself last night. She was lethargic, and her chest just sounded bad. I called the pediatrician and he had me give her a nebulizer treatment. She perked right up. Tom and I gave her treatments throughout the night, and I brought her into see the ped in the morning. He agreed that she sounded bad and we were off to get a chest x-ray. This is where I took this pic with my cell phone (as we waited in the waiting room for the results). Katie was a trooper-she stayed perfectly still just as the technicians had asked her to. And she was the talk of the place. The women LOVED her.............and LOVED her more when they realized she was a quadruplet! :)

Anyway, good news is there is NO pneumonia! YAY! It is just croup. So we are continuing the nebulizer treatment and giving her some oral steroids to help with her lungs.......I am sure praying for a "Hospital-free" winter............... :)

9 comments:

Misty said...

I hope she feels better soon! And sooooo glad it was only the croup. Though I do know what that is like, esp if x4!

Brandi :) said...

So glad to hear it's not pneumonia! Hope Katie feels better soon and hope everyone else stays healthy, as well! Let's hope for a healthy WINTER season.

Tricia said...

glad to hear no phneumonia...YEAH...but croup isn't all that fun either...praying you and I both have a hospital free winter...

Sarah said...

As she grows, it will get better! Those steroids might make her eat more too! O always started eating like a horse a few days in. Feel better soon Katie!!!

Jill said...

Oh, poor Katie!! If she responds to steroids anything like Gav she should perk up in a day or two. I hope everyone in your house is feeling better soon!!

Denise Wheeler said...

Poor Katie girl! I hope she feels better very soon. I too will be praying that you have a hospital free winter.

The Huling Family said...

Oh boy! I know exactly how you feel. Kyle and Mallory just got out of the hospital. They were in for pneumonia and the flu (so much for flu shots). All three are on neb treatments! Gotta love the winter when you have asthmatics:( Hopefully Katie will stay clear.

Kim said...

Hi Ann,
I hope Katie is feeling better today and that you havea hospital free winter!
Kim

Mark and Julie said...

Oh bummer, i'm sorry she's sick. We'll be thinking and praying for her! I hope she feels better soon!

that's a camera phone picture???? It's so clear, mine come out all hazy :(.