Wednesday, February 6, 2013

yesterday

Yesterday morning, Joey dropped K off at daycare around 7:30. She was fine. A little sneezy, but we've had some extreme weather changes here in the last few weeks, so we assumed it was allergies.

At 8:20, daycare called me to let me know that K was wheezing. My entire 20-minute drive to daycare was spent wondering what on earth could have happened in less than an hour to make them want to call me to come get her.

When I arrived, she was still wheezing and sneezing. I decided to feed her a bottle before taking her to the doctor. That's when I realized something was going on. She practically choked on the formula and began to act lethargic. I let my limited motherly instincts take over and opted to head straight to the emergency room at our local children's hospital.

By the time I got her into the ER less than 10 minutes later, she was slumped over and struggling to breathe. For a good 5 to 10 minutes, we couldn't wake her up. Finally we got her to wake up, but she was still completely disoriented. It took the nurse flushing her sinuses twice and two breathing treatments from the respiratory specialist for her oxygen levels to go back to normal.

It wasn't until later that evening after she fell asleep in Joey's arms when I finally cried. I hope we never have to go through something like that again, but it looks like we may be dealing with childhood asthma - so it's entirely possible that she may have another episode like this in the future. For now, I'm just happy she's okay. And I'm still working on getting my blood pressure back to normal.

17 comments:

manymanymoons said...

That must have been terrifying. I'm so sorry you had to go through that but so glad she's ok. We worked so hard to get these girls and the thought of anything happening to them is unimaginable.

Gurlee said...

Oh dear, how very scary! I am glad you brought her to th ER. I hope that she (and you) are doing okay.

M said...

Oh my gosh, how scary. I'm so glad she's okay and I hope this doesn't happen again. ((hugs))

Elizabeth said...

Oh goodness!! I'm so glad she's ok! What a scary day for you guys. :( Hugs!

ebg said...

Oh my gosh - so scary! Thank goodness you could get there quickly and that you trusted your instincts!

Hopefully she'll grow out of this so you don't have to go through this frequently. Or maybe you can have an inhaler on hand to give her faster/easier relief?

So glad she's ok, and good job on you!!!

Rach said...

I'm so glad she is ok, that sounds very scary. Glad the daycare didnt waste anytime contacting you.

dspence said...

Oh my goodness! I am so sorry you had to go through that. Little K was diagnosed with RAD 14 months ago and those final days before diagnosis were incredibly scary. I hope you get some answers soon!

Rebecca said...

Oh, wow!! How incredibly scary!!! I'm glad she's doing OK, now. Sending a lot of love your way and hoping that this doesn't happen again!!!

Jen said...

Oh man, that was no doubt very very scary. We recently got the "he's wheezing, come get him because we almost called 911" from daycare call, and it turns out it was RSV. I feel for you. I hope all is calm now. Onto the next illness! :(

It Is What It Is said...

OMG, how scary and critical and frightening. So glad you listened to your instincts and so sorry for you and baby girl.

Putter Pie said...

Something very similar happened to me with my 6 month old son last week. He's now on a nebulizer and albuterol treatments. I hope K is ok and you're both doing better.

MrsMann said...

Oh gracious! Glad those mommy instincts had you go straight to the hospital so she'd be there when the worst hit. I can't imagine how scary it must have been.

Emily said...

Oh my goodness! That must have been absolutely terrifying. I'm so sorry K hasn't been well - I hope she's feeling better now.

Dawn said...

That must have been so scary! I hope all is okay today!

makingmonkeysoup.com said...

There is almost nothing worse than having to take your baby to the ER.

I had asthma as a kid, and still have a flare up every now and then, but todays medications are so much better then they were when I was a kid.

nurslouisa said...

OMG! How incredibly scary. So sorry you went though that sounds like you did an excelent job getting your little one the emergent care she needed.

someday-soon said...

EEEK! That must have been so, so scary. Happy she is home and you all can get a handle on the issues now {{{HUGS}}}