Sunday, October 18, 2009

The Saga Continues...


So Kendall's upper airway issue has turned into a full blown lung issue. She was gasping for air last night, coughing uncontrollably, and making herself vomit. As if that isn't bad enough, she's had hives since we were discharged. They come and go, on her face, wrists, ankles, elbows, and they look miserable.
To us, this sounded like the flu, minus the big fever. Her fevers have remained consistently in the low range. Thank God.
Under normal circumstances, we would have gone to the ER, but we're kinda over that hospital. Our regular pediatrician takes turns with other pediatricians seeing patients on the weekend. Thankfully, they were able to give me guidance on the phone last night how to proceed with the breathing treatments until she could be seen. I think the vomiting was caused by her coughing...we will see here in a few minutes when she eats.
We went to the office first thing this morning and were able to go right in (there was a waiting room full of kids puking, and I walked back up to the counter to say my daughter was having respiratory issues...and they walked us right back...) The Dr. was good. He took the bull by the horns and immediately gave us a script for an anti-biotic, steroid, and refill on Xopeonex for the nebulizer. We were out of there in like 25 minutes. Praying this does the trick.
Then of course, he had to put in his two cents on the Ketogenic Diet giving parents a false sense of seizure relief, only to have seizures return a few months later. I'm choosing not to listen to him. He was polar opposite of our regular pediatrician, but got the job done. So, mission accomplished.
Here are some pictures I've been wanting to post! A little random, but I'm feeling a little scattered right now, so I guess its OK! Hope everyone is enjoying their weekends. Sleep a little extra for me!

Kamden's Birthday Party Last Friday...












Kendall in the hospital the next night...

Dinner at home!! Medicine and KetoCal...with no fighting involved...

3 comments:

Cassie said...

Goodness girl, when it rains it pours! I'll pray for Kendall. Love all the new pics. Bless you for having all those boys at your house!! It looks like they had fun. When things settle down maybe we can meet at the new park.

Éimí said...

I hope that things calm down for you soon...many prayers coming your way

Jessica said...

WOW....What a hot nurse Kendall has ;)
Thinking of you guys, just wanted you to know! Good for you for not listening to the dr. The proof is in the pudding and you see how well she has done on the diet. You keep trusting your gut, God gave us "momma instincts" for a reason!!! Love you guys!!!