If you haven't heard of this illness yet, please take time to read up on it. In a nut shell it ia a severe respiratory infection that has the CDC concerned. Numerous children are being hospitalized and some are being intubated in the ICU. It starts as a common cold, but soon turns severe, especially in those with asthma, which our daughter has.
It started out in our son, which made him sick enough, and then I caught it. Speaking from experience, it is not fun, and I have spent days in bed with cold symptoms, a fever, and flu symptoms all combined, and I don't have asthma.
We were warned that our daughter was coming down with something from her allergist/asthma doc, and she came down with cold symptoms. Already knowing how it laid me out, and made our son fell I was watching closely. The cold symptoms lasted for a week before we saw it hitting her lungs on her peak flow. She started dropping 100 points and was barely ahead of the red zone. We have spent numerous days on the phone with the allergist/asthma Dr., pcp, and ended up in the ER.
Today, we were back in the PCP's office with more steroids being prescribed with the PCP and the allergy/asthma Dr.'s coming together to collaborate care. We have been warned that she may still be hospitalized and transported Children's which is about 2 hours away from us. We have been told that the careful diligence with the peak flow with the ability to start meds instantly is what has kept her out of the ER.
So I will get back to blogging and those new posts I promised you very soon. Well, as soon as my precious girl is on the mend. Right now I need sleep, we have been setting our alarm every 4 hours to give meds and I am exhausted.