Pneumonia, Bronchitis and Asthma Oh My!

Well it has been quite the week here.

Olivia has been so sick and yesterday I was so worried about her that I took her into the ER. As it turns out I was right to be worried. She was dehydrated and has pneumonia. Poor kiddo.

When we first arrived at the ER the receptionist told me it would be about a 4 hour wait to see the doctor once we saw the "triage" nurse. The nurse saw us right away and after taking a look at Olivia said "well sweetheart, you just got bumped to the front of the line!" and took us right in. That just confirmed for me that I wasn't imagining how sick she was.

The nurse had me give Olivia meds and liquids through one of those medicine syringe things for an hour. After that she got a chest x-ray and the doctor looked her over and almost 2 hours later she was able to give a urine sample. The nurse gave her 3 popsicles over the two hours as well which Olivia loved. Once the test results came back the doctor said "It looks like she has pneumonia and maybe some sort of other infection - she has gunk in her lungs and white blood cells in her urine... but I don't think we should subject her to anymore tests so here is a strong general prescription that should knock whatever nastiness is in there out".  And then we went home.

Prescription meds are a beautiful thing... Olivia is already doing so much better. It will take awhile I think but I am relieved that she has perked up so much.

Aiden is sick too but not nearly as bad. Apparently he fell asleep at his desk at school yesterday which is REALLY unlike him. We had our regular scheduled pediatrician appointment for him today and the doctor took a listen and said he probably has some mild bronchitis but nothing all of our regular asthma meds can't keep at bay. Good to know.

Owen is doing just fine now after being sick for a couple days. He bounces back so well.

I am exhausted. Wiped right out. I feel like I've been hit by a truck. I think I probably have bronchitis too ( I usually get it at least a couple times per year thanks to my asthma). I'm all achy and pathetic. I just want to sleep... too bad life won't let me!!

And today? I went to the dentist for the first time in several years (yes, I know I should go yearly but it was just too expensive) and found out I have two cavities. TWO!! I haven't had any cavities since I was a kid. And the irony of it all? They are both under/beside the two fillings I already have from when I was a kid. Go figure. Lucky me.

So I am going back to bed now and hoping that tomorrow I can function a little more normally!

( all the pictures in the post were taken by my husband since I haven't bothered to take a single picture since last week... oops)


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