This weekend Aubrey's breathing seemed labored and so we went from 1x a day breathing treatments to 3x a day to help alleviate some of her work. It just didn't seem to be helping and so this morning, I made the decision that it was time to take her in to the pulminologist. Her pulse/oxygen was in the low 80s and she sounded like the was breathing through a straw. I had done her regular breathing treatment at 9, and then immediately did one when I got there at 10. It helped loosen her up, but she was still struggling and her pulse ox was no better, so the did and EPI (epinephrine) breathing treatment. That helped her tremendously and she actually fell asleep when they did that, but her oxygen levels were still in the 80s.
So he said it was time for her to head to the hospital...
We are at Presbyterian Hospital of Plano (or Texas Health Resourses of Plano). We will be here at the least until Thursday. She is on oxygen and an iv of steroids. They did a chest xray and think that she has either "bronchitis" or "walking pneumonia". Course of treatment is the same for both. Doctor Walter will be in tomorrow morning and may have some additional information for us. Woody was here this afternoon when all the results came in. I just got back and she is resting peacefully.
Please pray that she heals quickly and that we remain patient with her and our other children. It is such a busy time of year and maybe this is God's way of saying, "Slow down and remember what is MOST important." Everything else will wait, but her health is most important right now and so we will focus back on the family and put our faith in God as the ultimate healer.
Thanks to Christy for babysitting today in a pinch:) I was so glad to not have to juggle three kids at the hospital.
I will update you as we know more. Woody is home with the big girls and I will remain at the hospital tonight. It brings back a lot of memories for us, but I feel like we are a little more calm now, since it isn't surgery and we know what all the numbers and beeps are for. But it will be more challenging since there are no grandmas or aunt here and Aubrey is likely better at pulling out ivs 10 months later:)