Two days after we found out that Jaina had RSV (Thursday, December 13th), she woke up with a heartbeat faster than I could count and rapid breathing. I called the doctor and got her in that morning. Long story short, they sent us to the hospital because they were were worried about her low oxygen levels. I didn't even have to fill out paperwork in admitting - "Head straight to the room. They know you're coming" they said. We got to hospital and the nurses quickly got to work hooking her up to oxygen and getting her IV in for saline and antibiotics. She had a chest x-ray done and it showed that she also had pneumonia on top of the RSV and ear infections.
The nurses tried three different times to get her IV in and by the time they were done, her heart rate had gone from 190 to 234 bpm. I was holding her in my arms and instead of the usual grin when we say "Jaina Mae!" there was no response. She stared at the ceiling with a glossy stare and didn't even blink. My poor baby. Her oxygen levels were between 84 and 88.
|relaxing in her bed - hooked up to all her gadgets|
By Saturday she was almost back to her smiley little self. Her oxygen levels were still low while she slept so they kept us another night. We got to go home Sunday. :) While we were there Dale and Patty, Brent and Mindi, Sharon and Sarah and Howard and Maryann came to visit.
|love my baby|
|Topper the Giraffe|
At home, she was on antibiotics and nebulizer treatment for a week.