|Chevron leggings? Really Mommy?|
|We all look confused here.|
Cordelia really liked the Christmas farm and then she ate a little dinner and we put her to bed. As she was drinking her bedtime bottle, she just started vomiting. Once the bulk of it was over, we cleaned her up and got her settled in her crib and she went to sleep. We thought it was all over, but around 1am she woke up again and she was just coughing and crying. My husband and I took turns soothing her all night. It was pretty bad because even when I was holding her, she was softly whining and moaning and she was just miserable. She was also breathing like she was out of breath, even when she was sleeping. I couldn't tell if she was just really congested or if it was something more serious. It reminded me of when Faith had pneumonia last year, but I'm also prone to late night panicking about sick kids.
In the morning we decided that she needed to see a doctor today, even though it was Sunday. She was just miserable and sad and we couldn't get her to keep anything down, even Pedialyte. I took her over to the hospital (they have an ER and urgent care) and luckily, it was almost empty. That was especially fortuitous when Cordelia vomited all over the waiting room floor, as that would have been much worse if the room was full of witnesses. Even though it was quiet there, it wasn't quick to go through the process and it was a long wait with a very unhappy baby.
For a while, I was convinced they were going to send me home with nothing because they said her chest sounded clear and her ears looked good. The doctor ordered a chest X-ray and while I was waiting for those results, Cordelia passed out (they had given her some medicine for her fever and nausea). While I was hanging out with the sleeping baby, the doctor came back and told me that the X-ray showed some pneumonia in Cordelia's lungs. They sent me home with prescriptions for antibiotics and Zofran for nausea. Normally they would have made us wait in the ER until she could show that she could keep down some Pedialyte but I couldn't get her to wake up to drink, so they just sent us home.
|Pretty much, but crankier|
|Lights on, in a noisy ER|
Since she's been on the Zofran, she's only vomited twice and it was just a little amount. She was also able to rest last night which made everyone happier. Today is she is drinking more Pedialyte and she has been eating a few pretzels and a little bit of ramen (mmm salt). She has this terrifying wet cough that sounds like she might actually cough up a lung, but at least she doesn't seem to be as uncomfortable as she was on Saturday night. We're taking her to her normal doctor tomorrow and hopefully then we'll have a better idea of how she's doing.
|Stop smiling Mommy. I'm SICK.|
Now for Christmas the top item on my list is that whatever Cordelia has isn't contagious.
Have you ever been sick on Christmas? I was once as a kid and I recall it as a great tragedy.