We did chest x-rays, blood tests, and constant monitoring of her SATs. We also had two visits from the the Respiratory Therapist to have her nose suctioned out and a breathing treatment. They had to splint her arm to keep it straight since she wanted to fold her arm all up against her chest, so it wouldn't interfere with her IV. I felt so bad. All the techs and nurses who helped take care of her, all fell in love with her. They all felt so bad when she'd cry when they'd have to do something that would hurt her and take such great delight in her smiles and her trust in them. They told me they wanted her to stay with them and keep taking care of her. Which can I just say makes my day and made things seem easier.
All of her tests came back looking good and they did manage to break her fever, the only test that caused them concern was her lactic acid levels were high. Then add in her respiratory rate was high as well, so they decided to keep her over night for observation. So, we left the wonderful ER friends we'd made and went to make new ones on the Pediatrics floor. We were actually their only patient on the floor for most of the night and we had the best nurse. They were so awesome with Rhiannon,
talking so sweet to her when they had to adjust her IV or when the Respiratory Therapists came back twice more to take care of her little nose. They were just awesome. She even got to wear the cutest little hospital gown that I just loved and really wanted to take home, but she decided to barf on it just before we left so I couldn't manage to sneak it out.
After a night of observation, the Dr came in and told us that all her tests looked great. That we had lucked out and that all she had was an upper respiratory infection and not RSV. (Big sigh of relief) So, I just have to keep an eye on her fever and suction her nose before I feed her. I hope that she gets better soon I hate seeing my sweet little Pixie sick. She's such a ray of sunshine in our lives, its hard to see her sick. We got discharged and we went to picked up Daddy & the other kids. Then made the long drive home.
My poor baby.