Tuesday, August 28, 2012

contagion

This is a baby-related post. Please feel free to skip if you are not comfortable reading.

There's a disease in this family. It's called "bad luck," and it appears we've passed this along to our child.

On Saturday, we started to notice that K was a little congested. By Sunday, it had turned into a full-blown cold. Or should I say what we thought was a cold. We decided to see if we could get in with the doctor sooner. I called at 9 on Monday morning, and when I told them her symptoms, they asked me to bring her by at 10. Turns out she has RSV - something that the hospital should have warned us about since she was at high risk based on her premie status and being on the CPAP. They also should have warned us that she was at an increased risk for staph infections, which she now has along with the RSV.

So in addition to having trouble breathing, she's now sporting some pretty nasty sores on her neck. They are having us do Nebulizer treatments for the RSV and antibiotics for the staph. Both seem to be making progress toward healing, but K is still uncomfortable. I'm hoping both clear up quickly. Our poor girl can't catch a break.

17 comments:

It Is What It Is said...

That really sucks, RSV can be very serious. Glad you got her in and that she has a treatment plan that should have her recovering soon.

Boo on the hospital (or even the discharge pedi) for not mentioning it!

Logical Libby said...

Oh, honey. Your poor girl. And poor you. I am sending love and light your way hoping it will at least ease the burden.

Oh, and I am blaming the Republicans for bringing all of this to Florida...

Salisa said...

So sooty to hear K is sick. I hope she gets better soon.

Jen said...

Dude, that really sucks. You're right; they should have at least warned you she was more susceptible to it from the CPAP, etc. Liam had RSV too, but he was older so it was likely what turned into one mess we just called the Daycare Crud. Hope she is on the mend soon!

Secret Sloper said...

Poor little girl :( I hope she is feeling much better soon.

Smudgie caught a Staph infection as a newborn in the hospital. Topical antibiotic cream had cleared it up before we found out exactly what it was, and it started showing improvement in only a few days. So I hope K's clears quickly, too.

Emily said...

I'm so sorry Baby K is sick! Sending lots of positive thoughts that she's feeling better soon.

AnotherDreamer said...

Ahh, poor kid! I hope she gets well very very soon!

someday-soon said...

It's so hard to watch them be that sick {{{HUGS}}} Hope she gets to feeling better really soon!

KC said...

I am so surprised your NICU never told you about the increased chance. I hope K is feeling better and is quick to recover.
Our NICU gave us a handout and sat down and explained how it can effect premies.
Take care!

Rebecca said...

Poor kid!! I thought it was early for RSV season but then it seems to be a long season -- there was an outbreak if it in the NICU when we were there in May and they were terrified with all the preemies around. I hope she's feeling better soon!!

Melissa G said...

That is so awful. Hoping and praying for a speedy recovery. Poor things!

JustHeather said...

OH, no!! I'm so sorry to hear K is struggling with RSV and staph. May the antibiotics kick in quickly and she's feeling much better soon!

Alex said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear that baby K is sick. Thinking of you both...

Rach said...

Poor girl. Hope she feels better soon.

nurslouisa said...

Ugh! That sounds awful I'm so sorry! Hope she gets better soon!

M said...

Oh no! I hope she gets better soon.

Tammy said...

Oh, I am so, so sorry! Poor sweetie! I hope she is feeling better! And I hope you guys are hanging in there!