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Monday, January 26, 2009

Emma is 1 month old and has RSV

Well, Emma turned 1 month old yesterday. She came down with a head and chest cold this weekend (Drew had it last week, I have the head cold, and Ben is getting a sinus infection). I called the after hours clinic on Saturday morning just to make sure that they didn't want to see her because she is so young. They said as long as she didn't have a fever to just keep an eye on her. Well, she has been doing ok most of the weekend but is still super stuffy and sick. When I went to my post-partum check-up this morning Dr. Foster heard her cough and acted concerned. I told her that I had planned on calling the regular doctor if it continued or got worse and that I had already called this weekend. So, I called and got in to see the Nurse Practitioner this afternoon. She checked her out and was acting like she was sick but doing alright...kind of like I might not have even needed to bring her in (but, I wanted to have it checked out before the storm hits tonight). She said that she would go ahead and check her for RSV while we were there but that it would take 15-20 minutes. So, I was waiting when someone came in to check her oxygen levels. I assumed that this was just routine. Then the Nurse Prac. came back in not realizing that the nurse hadn't told me that it was positive. So, I was a bit shocked. She went to check in with Dr. Phillips as to our plan of action. Since she was seeming to do so well at this point (however, we think she is struggling too much to breathe), we are going to keep doing what we have been doing at home (cool mist vaporizer, saline spray, nasal suctioning, holding her upright, and letting her sleep in inclined positions). We have to call back to the office tomorrow to give a report and go see the doctor on Thursday morning to check her lungs out again. So, keep us in your prayers that we all get well soon - and don't end up in the hospital ... we have had enough of that as Drew was in the ER last night due to a double ear infection after hours. We did manage to get some decent pictures of her on her 1 month birthday...Drew even copied the sign for me for the one picture. We hope you enjoy and that you are all avoiding this winter crud. Hopefully, we will all be well enough for me to go back to work in two weeks...


The one picture is of her sneezing...and her weight was 8 lbs. 4 oz. at the doctor today...














5 comments:

The Bratt Family said...

Sorry to hear that Emma has RSV. Adam had that when he was a few months old and it was very scarey. I keep hoping that they would put him in the hosptial because it was so stressful not knowing if he was getting enough oxygen. I was constantly watching his chest to make sure he wasn't struggling. At least in the hosptial they can monitor that. I pray that she recovers quickly.

Sasha said...

She's soooo cute!!! Thanks for posting the pictures! :-)

Randy and Christine said...

Hope she kicks this soon. And I adore the giraffe onesie!! Do they come in 1 year size?

The-Early-Famly said...

I doubt that you can still get it...it is actually preemie size. I had it for Drew and took his one month picture in it...so, I did the same for Emma. She was just a bit longer...but, it still fit.

Megan said...

My daughter Emma is a month old with RSV Too! I took her into the hospital she came back positive for it and, transmitted her to a really good hospital! I will pray for your baby and mine cause, it's really sad for a baby so little to have bronchiolitis at this age. For any age if that but good luck and God Bless <3