Thursday, January 7, 2010

RSV

So she was feeling much better yesterday afternoon (still not well, but much better) and again this morning. As you can see from the video...this is what Aubrey sick is like:) video

So we went in this morning, and she has RSV. They had done a rapid test that came back negative, but the long growth came back positive.

Medical Definition: Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which causes infection of the lungs and breathing passages, is a major cause of respiratory illness in young children.

In adults, it may only produce symptoms of a common cold, such as a stuffy or runny nose, sore throat, mild headache, cough, fever, and a general feeling of being ill. But in premature babies and kids with diseases that affect the lungs, heart, or immune system, RSV infections can lead to other more serious illnesses.

So they gave her another antibiotic shot (got one yesterday-which seemed to help), dose of steroids and a nebulizer of epi and xopenex. She will go back tomorrow for another antibiotic shot and will hopefully be doing much better. Dr. Rembecki said that this "usually" takes care of things...but this is Aubrey! He has done all that he can without admitting her to the hospital, so any changes in her this weekend, would mean packing our bags for the hospital. Dr. Walter is on-call this weekend and is up to speed on Aubrey (he is the one that admitted us in December).

They will repeat a chest x-ray on Monday to be sure that she is in fact getting better/healed and then we are back on Tuesday for her monthly synagis shot! I asked if we should just have a weekly standing appointment, and he just laughed, but I was totally serious!

Her weight is a little down, 14lbs 11oz, so that was just noted and will hopefully turn around here once she is feeling better and eating better.

I have been struggling to find something to be thankful for today besides our wonderful doctors and friends and family who keeps us in their prayers. I decided to be thankful that we have home oxygen right now and have been able to ride this out a little more at home and will hopefully not have to return to the hospital for any length of time! Thank you for all of your continued prayers and help and support. Especially, Woody who has been so helpful to me and has been picking up Alice and Kate from school this week, so that I could just keep Aubrey home.

Will let you know how it all turns out:)

2 comments:

  1. Aww Rachel! I hope that Aubrey is feeling 100% better asap.

    I LOVE the heart clothes - so sweet! : )

    Hugs!!

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  2. I bet it does feel good to have a name to her sickness, other than "goop". :) Call me if you want me to help. ;)

    She continues to be in our prayers. :)

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