~ Miss Charlotte watching TV in the ER room ... ~
~ Poor Baby ~
~ Poor Baby ~
First off Miss Charlotte turned 11 months old yesterday - one more month until the BIG 1st Birthday Bash! She also came down with a cold that included LOTS of snot ... she slept horribly Saturday night waking every 2 hours - yesterday she spent the day clingy and crying so I figured I would take her in to the Dr's office Monday morning to check on those ears of hers! Sure as you know hat a DOUBLE ear infection this time around ... the dr's wasn't nearly as concerned with her ears as she was with her breathing ... she was raspy and wheezy so they did a neb treatment and he wheeziness cleared up. We headed home and had some lunch - she played a bit and then I rocked her a bit - then I heard more wheezing and coughing so I called the dr and she said go ahead and give her another neb BUT if I had to give another one before 5 then I should bring her back in to clinic ...
Charlotte went down for a nap and slept soundly for 2 hours - then at 3:30 she woke up in time for us to pick Jaden up from school ... that is when she started freaking mom out ... her breathing waas so loud and fast and wheezy - I could hear her breathing from the back seat of the car. So once I picked Jaden up we headed to the Dr's office for a re-check. Once we got there the checked her oxygen saturation - it was 92 ... they did another neb treatment to see if it would bring her sat up - it didn't ... still 92 ... an Ambulance was called and then Jaden freaked out hinking Charlotte was dying - since on TV everytime an ambulance comes someone dies she said ... it was so sad. Jason came and picked Jaden up while my mother in law left to meet him at the house so he could meet me at Children's Hospital in Minneapolis. In the ambulance they put her on 100% oxygen and her color came back and her coughing stopped and she looked SO much better.
We got to the hospital and her oxygen without any aid was at 98 ... they did a chest Xray and it came back negative for pneumonia and they didi a mucus culture which came back negative for RSV .... so we luckily were sent home since she held her oxygen level on her own for a few hours and she wasn't struggling for air and wasn't wheezing either ... we got home an hour ago, she got her antibiotic for her ears, had a neb treatment and some motrin and now Grandma is upstairs rocking her ... I am thankful Carol is a nurse so we can all get some rest tonight ... here's hoping she starts feeling better SOON!
Love ~ The Clark Family of Four ~ Rebekah, Jason, Jaden and Miss Charlotte