We checked into All Children's Friday at 1030. We hit the ground running once we got to our room. They:
* Took down all of our information
* Gave Baby E a breathing treatment, took blood for an allergy test, swabed her nose for virsus and got us all settled in.
Thank goodness for good nurses.
|Happy baby....before anything was done to her|
|View from the couch/my bed|
|Baby E's bed|
|Baby E's Bed from the doorway|
|View from our room|
|My dinner, you got quite a bit for $6|
|My comfort food|
|The dirt cake that I was NOT impressed with|
We continued with the breathing treatments, every three hours throughout the night.
Saturday morning the doctor was impressed at how good she sounded. The wheezing was pretty much gone. They spaced the breathing treatments to every 4 hours. Baby E did not like them, she screamed through every.single.one.of.them. You would think we were seriously hurting her with the way she was screaming. It brought me nearly to tears every time.
|Our little girl, sleeping|
I have to say, our night nurse Kelsey was the best! She stopped and chatted with me for awhile. She also was really quiet every time she came in the room.
Saturday night is also when they named the lovely tropical storm that is reeking havoc on our state....Debby. I wasn't too worried about this tropical storm. One because I was in a huge hospital and two it was just a tropical storm and the worst of it looked to be going north of us.
Sunday morning they put the pH probe in. Oh my goodness! I felt so horrible for her. She screamed like I have never heard her scream before. It was horrible listening to her. She had to keep this thing in for at least 18 hours. I had to make sure I didn't pull on it while holding her and I had to carry around the monitor everywhere. It was a pain. This also marked the second day that she would not take a nap in the crib. It made for a VERY.LONG.DAY. I was able to watch some Army Wives (earlier seasons) on Netflix. I've been wanting to re-watch the episodes from the beginning.
Sunday night after I finally got Baby E to bed I ran downstairs to get some dinner. I was able to talk to M for a little bit that night which was something I desperately needed. I still think it's amazing how he can make me feel better, even being so far away. I am one lucky girl.
Finally Monday morning she got the pH probe out. We also had to do a sweat test to check for cystic fibrosis. At 2pm, they finally released us.
The allergy test came back negative, the sweat test came back negative and the pH probe showed a little acid reflux. The diagnosis is: she has a little acid reflux, a little dysphagia and a little asthma.
The drive home on Monday sucked today. The wind kept blowing my car all over the place, plus the bridge home was close so we had to go around, which added at least 30 minutes to our drive. It was great finally getting home.
Well, that was my weekend. I am soooo glad to be out of the hospital. Baby E is still wheezing on and off, but she is doing much better. Little L is happy to have us home. I am so thankful to my mom and to M. My mom helped out with watching Little L and M was there for me with his support when I needed it most.